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31st May 2017

Evaluation of Humanitarian Action Training

InterWorks Europe, 31 May 2017 to 2 June 2017

The 3-day Evaluation of Humanitarian Action (EHA) training workshop given by the highly experienced evaluators and trainers Margie Buchanan-Smith and John Cosgrave. Margie and John are co-authors of the seminal Evaluation of Humanitarian Action Guide (ALNAP, 2016) – http://www.alnap.org/eha. The Guide will be the foundation for this training.

This will be the 10th year that John and Margie run this training workshop, which has received consistently positive feedback from participants. Over this time they have trained and mentored hundreds of humanitarian aid professionals. The trainings have proved invaluable for colleagues to learn, share their evaluation experiences, and to network.

The overall aim of the training workshop is to make evaluations more effective in contributing to the improved performance of humanitarian interventions and to enhance the quality of the evaluation process. This course is recommended for evaluators, managers and users of evaluations. Previous evaluation experience is not necessary, but some knowledge and experience of humanitarian action is required.

Full details at http://training.social-terrain.com

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31st May 2017

Evaluation of Humanitarian Action Training

InterWorks Europe, 31 May 2017 to 2 June 2017

The 3-day Evaluation of Humanitarian Action (EHA) training workshop is led by the highly experienced evaluators and trainers Margie Buchanan-Smith and John Cosgrave. Margie and John are co-authors of the seminal Evaluation of Humanitarian Action Guide (ALNAP, 2016). The Guide will be the foundation for this training.
This will be the 10th year that John and Margie run this training workshop, which has received consistently positive feedback from participants. Over this time they have trained and mentored hundreds of humanitarian aid professionals. The trainings have proved invaluable for colleagues to learn, share their evaluation experiences, and to network.
The overall aim of the training workshop is to make evaluations more effective in contributing to the improved performance of humanitarian interventions and to enhance the quality of the evaluation process. This course is recommended for evaluators, managers and users of evaluations. Previous evaluation experience is not necessary, but some knowledge and experience of humanitarian action is required.
Full details and application details can be found on the Social Terrain Website

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4th Jun 2017

International Diploma in Humanitarian Assistance (IDHA) 50

Institute of International Humanitarian Affairs , 4 June 2017

Course Description:

In order to enable humanitarian aid workers who are actively engaged in the field to attend the training program, and in an attempt to create a teaching program which reflects the complexity and intensity of the conditions humanitarian workers face, the The International Diploma in Humanitarian Assistance (IDHA) has been designed as an intensive four-week training program, including more than 200 hours of lectures, presentations, debates, and group work. The intensity and duration of the course enables aid workers who are active in the field to attend with minimal disruption to the operations with which they are involved. Teaching methods include lectures, case studies, seminars, practical exercises, and scenarios. A multidisciplinary approach has been taken, covering the full range of disciplines that are involved in humanitarian programs. These include management, logistics, health, psychology, social sciences, anthropology, communication, agriculture, environment, education, conflict resolution, international law, civil/military relations, security, media, politics, and economics. An important aspect of the IDHA program is promoting cooperation and teamwork rather than competition and individualism. This is encouraged at a personal level in the sharing of expertise as a member of a "syndicate." As a member of one of six different syndicates, participants work together as a team for the duration of the course.

Course Objectives:

1. Provide volunteers and professionals from a wide variety of backgrounds with extensive insight into the needs of refugees and internally displaced people in acute and chronic settings and equip them with the awareness, understanding, and skills that are essential for effective service in a humanitarian crises.
2. Enable humanitarian workers to function effectively, both as individuals and members of a team, in acute and chronic situations of conflict and disaster.
3. Promote cooperation and dialogue between international, governmental, and non-governmental agencies involved in humanitarian action (assistance and protection).
4. Evaluate interventions and identify examples of good practice.
5. Examine ways in which humanitarian crises can be anticipated and prevented.

Course Highlights:

. Offered three times each year in various locations around the world
. Cost-effective
. Practitioner-led and field-oriented
. Student body of practitioners
. Scenario-based
. Active and engaged alumni network

Scholarships:
The The Institute of International Humanitarian Affairs (IIHA) offers a limited number of scholarships. To be eligible, you must be a citizen of a developing nation and be currently working within the humanitarian field.

For dates of more upcoming IDHA courses, please visit our Course Calendar.

Advanced Certificate:

The International Diploma in Humanitarian Assistance (IDHA) has been approved by New York State's Education Department as an Advanced Certificate program. Upon successful completion of the program, students will receive an Advanced Certificate from Fordham University's Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS). This Advanced Certificate is equivalent to 8 graduate level academic credits that are accepted towards our Master of Arts in International Humanitarian Action and maybe to other academic institution. Private loans or payment plans may be available to assist in financing the International Diploma in Humanitarian Assistance Advanced Certificate. This program is not eligible for aid through the United States federal aid programs.

Fee information:
The IDHA is a month-long training program worth 8 academic credits. The total cost of the course is $5,500 USD*. This cost includes tuition, fees, course materials, lodging, and all weekday meals. It does not include transportation or visa costs.


HOW TO REGISTER:

To take this course, please Apply Here

For more details on this course, please visit the IDHA Admissions Page or contact miha@fordham.edu

To learn more, see: http://iiha.blog.fordham.edu/2017/05/05/propel-your-humanitarian-career-forward-with-an-international-diploma-in-humanitarian-assistance/

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22nd Jun 2017

Building resilience for Africa’s urban future

Overseas Development Institute, 22 June 2017

By mid-century, the urban population of Africa is likely to triple. This rapid urbanisation is transforming sub-Saharan Africa and changing the nature of risk related to both disaster and climate change across the continent.

In 2016, African ministers endorsed a more holistic and forward-looking disaster risk reduction agenda. Some local governments are also actively engaging with international climate change and disaster risk agreements and networks, while other actors are devising innovative urban solutions. But African towns and cities face unique challenges, with limited financial resources, fragmented urban governance, tense relations with national governments, and large infrastructure deficits.

This event considers the implications of new research on the nature, scale and distribution of risk in sub-Saharan Africa for urban policies and governance. Our expert panel discusses entry points for building resilience when local government is weak or unresponsive and the possibility of planning urban development to better account for risk today and into the future.

To find out more, follow this link: www.odi.org/events/4473-building-resilience-africa-s-urban-future

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6th Jul 2017

Data and Innovation Management in Humanitarian Action

Institute of International Humanitarian Affairs , 6 July 2017 to 6 October 2017

This five-day course will provide students with a deeper insight to the use of data and technology in their work in human rights protection, monitoring and evaluation, and operations management in humanitarian contexts. Students will learn how to effectively collect, interpret and share/communicate data in line with ethical humanitarian principles, as well as develop new tools for humanitarian action.

The course will introduce participants to a comprehensive understanding of how to select and adopt tools, strategies, and techniques for data and innovation management, especially as seen through the concrete application to challenges evident in contemporary humanitarian action.

Saturday and Sunday will consist of a scenario-based workshop, 72 Hours' Challenge: (Big) Data for Preparedness and Assessment. Participants will be challenged to participate in a hands-on simulation, using data for emergency response - from the field visit and rapid assessment stage through the quality assessment monitoring stage at later phases of emergency intervention.

The challenge will give students the experience to conduct a hands-on simulation in using data in field visits and rapid assessments at the onset of emergency and in ensuring emergency food security or quality assessment monitoring at later stages of an intervention.

Furthermore, the course will bring together experienced humanitarian professionals, allowing them the opportunity to devise innovative solutions to the real-world problems they experience all over the world. Collaboration among the students will ensure knowledge is effectively distributed across diverse sectors and organizations as well as consistency in implementation.

This course is open to professionals from the humanitarian, development, technology, social responsibility, and corporate sectors, as well as to Fordham graduate students and recent Fordham undergraduate alumni.

Learn more at: https://www.fordham.edu/info/23470/courses/9930/data_and_innovation_management_in_humanitarian_action

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2nd Oct 2017

Education in Emergencies 4

Institute of International Humanitarian Affairs , 2 October 2017 to 6 October 2017

Course Description: With close to 30 million children living in conflict-affected countries, and hundreds of thousands of families displaced by natural disasters and the effects of climate related events, education in times of crisis and conflict is indispensable to achieving the goal of universal education. The Education in Emergencies course provides tools to design and implement educational projects from the emergency phase to post-conflict situations, with a special emphasis on the mechanisms required to improve the quality of education during and after humanitarian crises. This course also focuses on the main challenges children face during forced displacement, from child recruitment to food security.

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Cost: All of the IIHA short courses can be taken for academic credit and counted towards Fordham University's Master's in International Humanitarian Action (MIHA) or taken individually, independent from the MIHA at a reduced cost. For those who wish to receive academic credit, there is a course fee of $1,600 USD. Students who choose to take the course for academic credit will earn two credit hours upon completion. For those who do not wish to receive formal academic credit, the course fee is reduced to $915 USD.

Application Deadline: 12/09/2016

Apply: To take this course, please Apply Here.

To learn more about this course, please view the individual Course Posting. For a complete list of IIHA courses, please view the Course Calendar on our website.
If you have questions, please contact miha@fordham.edu for more information.

About the IIHA:
The Institute of International Humanitarian Affairs (IIHA) at Fordham University offers humanitarian training courses in various locations around the world. With the creation of a Master's in Humanitarian Action (MIHA), the Institute offers a flexible yet academically rigorous training model for aid practitioners looking to further their knowledge and skills in the humanitarian sector.

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