The sixth edition of this unique course on humanitarian protection offers an informed and practice-oriented approach to the main challenges, current discussions and key issues around humanitarian protection. The course consists of a combination of lectures, case studies and in-depth discussions. Participants will be presented with concepts and tools to assess protection needs in order to develop programs in protection.
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“Good written material providing a good overview of the issues.”
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“It was a very complicated period at work to undertake this training. I will go back to the material once again as I found them extremely relevant and useful.”
"The face-to-face seminar in Brussels was really interesting and very well structured. I could learn a lot and apply it to practical cases, discuss with partners and put theory into "practice". Definitely worth going!”
The protection of affected populations in situations of crisis, such as armed conflicts or natural disasters, has become a main element of humanitarian action. Humanitarian agencies have developed policies, manuals and guidelines in protection. However, its operationalization remains a challenge due to, inter alia, the persistent ambiguity of the concept, its complexity, and, in many cases, the lack of external references and standards for implementation.
This course is a blend of theory and practical learning which will introduce participants to sector-specific information, will give them practical opportunities to apply the concepts to operational approaches to humanitarian protection, and will equip participants with skills and competencies for designing and implementing humanitarian protection projects and activities.
The course faculty is comprised of leading experts from around the humanitarian world presenting conceptual and practical insight into the course content thus providing students with first-hand experience and examples and case studies drawn from major humanitarian emergencies.
The NOHA Advanced Summer School in Humanitarian Protection is organised by the University of Deusto, member of the NOHA Network, with the collaboration of the Global Humanitarian Team of Oxfam and the support of DG ECHO.