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    Date: 15 - 19 Oct 2019
    Country: India
    City/State: Pune

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Training on essentials of humanitarian practice


Type: Training Course Date: 15 - 19 Oct 2019 Location: India (Pune)

This five-day essential course is conducted globally by members of RedR International. The course provides a strong introduction and understanding on the humanitarian sector and the specificities of working in difficult contexts. The course blends key aspects of humanitarian work and theories with case studies and practical simulations, leading to an understanding of disasters, conflicts and humanitarian principles, along with actions, all of which are critical to effective humanitarian action and risk reduction work.

Course objectives

  1. Explain the humanitarian relief system, its nature of organizations and the role of actors in the international relief system.
  2. Describe the characteristics of natural disasters and complex emergencies.
  3. Elucidate various humanitarian principles, code of conduct and accountability frameworks while explaining their application to humanitarian practice.
  4. Identify key cultural, political, organizational and environmental issues relating to relief assistance and the architecture of humanitarian work.
  5. State and explain the importance of cross-cutting issues in humanitarian work.
  6. Demonstrate techniques and approaches that increase individual’s as well as the team’s responsibility in humanitarian work.
  7. List down key aspects of individual preparedness for humanitarian work.

Who should apply

This intensive course involving essential theory and class-room based exercises will be ideal for

  • Individuals interested in working in the humanitarian sector and disaster risk reduction. 
  • Individuals with specific technical skills, who wish to apply their expertise in unique humanitarian contexts. 
  • Individuals and agency staff working in the sector, who would like to update themselves on current humanitarian work issues, trends, and knowledge.

Course outline

Day 1 - ‘The Humanitarian Context’

The participants will be introduced to the disaster response context and humanitarianism, including its basic codes and standards. The course will deliver a logical framework to the disaster management cycle

Day 2 - ‘The Humanitarian Professional’

The second day will start with reflection on participants’ motivation for entering into humanitarian response. The course will then discuss Individual Preparedness for Disaster Response and Coordination – Working with multiple actors and communicating with different actors. The training will also cover the aspects of Creating and Operating Teams in Emergencies as well as Personal and Team Security in Emergencies. The day will conclude with a session focusing on impact and dilemmas of relief work, including the Do No Harm principle.

Day 3 - ‘Putting it into Practice’

On the third day, the participants will learn about Needs Assessment Process for Multi- Sectoral Nature of Disaster Response, followed by sessions on aspects of Emergency Response and Risk Reduction showing Programmatic Approaches for Disaster related Work. This will include Project Planning and Management in Disasters and Risk Reduction, Monitoring and Evaluation in Disasters, Logistics and Supply Chain Management for Disaster Response and Managing Relief Distribution.

Day 4 - ‘Reflecting on Practice’

The entire day will be spent working on presenting and debriefing an operation planning based simulation in a Disaster situation.

Day 5 - ‘The Realities’

On the last day there will be an open discussion on various cross-cutting issues with respect to emergency response. Sessions will also include sharing of first-hand experiences of ‘what it is like to work in the field’. The day will conclude with sharing of ideas regarding psychological health and the realities and perspectives of a returned relief worker.’

Training methodology

Throughout this training, the emphasis will be on active learning through participatory group exercises, case studies and scenarios, demonstrations, and focused discussions. All RedR India training modules are planned and presented in collaboration with relief agencies and specialist organizations. Informal exchange of experience is a vital part of every course. Trainers with vast experience in relief work and humanitarian sector are a part of the training team.

How to apply

To register for the course, please click on the participant registration form. Your registration will be confirmed on receipt of the completed form and course fee. Write to us if you encounter any difficulty in filling the online form, or for any queries regarding the training.

Course fee        

Residential* Fee - INR 50000/$715            

Non-Residential** Fee - INR 32500/$465

* Includes tuition fee, breakfast, lunch, dinner, refreshments during training and shared accommodation (room to be shared by two participants).

** Includes tuition fee, lunch and refreshments during training.

We do provide special rates for students and participants from grassroots organizations. To find eligibility for special rates, or for any other query or support, kindly write to us.

  • The course fee is inclusive of applicable taxes in India.
  • Base currency for RedR India is INR. All the billing will be in INR, with equivalent USD / GBP or other currency rate prevailing at the time of billing being applicable. 
  • Single occupancy rooms can be made available on request and with additional cost.
  • For any other query or support, kindly write to us.

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