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    Country: Australia
    Organization: RedR Australia
    Registration deadline: 18 Nov 2015
    Starting date: 19 Nov 2015
    Ending date: 22 Nov 2015

    Overview

    Increasingly, humanitarian workers are exposed to insecure environments due to lawlessness, political instability and armed conflict. RedR Australia's Personal Safety, Security and Communications course introduces a recognised approach to managing personal safety, communications and navigation in the field, as well as an overview of individual and team risk management in complex environments.

    Aims and objectives

    The course provides participants with the tools to better manage their own security, increase their awareness of risk, and perform their role safely and effectively in the field. We also focus on the mandates of different organisations and the roles of individuals in relation to personal and team security.

    By the end of the course, participants should be able to:

    • understand security risks in field environments
    • develop personal and team-based strategies to manage risk
    • effectively use communication and navigation devices

    Who is this course for?

    The Personal Safety, Security and Communications course is designed for people from all professional backgrounds and disciplines, and is open to all RedR Australia Register members, individuals and aid agency staff wanting to learn about personal and team security issues. More experienced humanitarians and aid agency staff will also benefit from this training, as it provides a unique opportunity to enhance their skills, gain fresh insights and share practical experiences with others.

    Course outline

    • security context
    • introduction to maps
    • field preparedness and evacuation
    • field communication protocol
    • sexual assault
    • residence assessment exercise
    • basics of negotiation
    • coping with insecure environments: stress awareness
    • weapons awareness
    • fire and movement
    • introduction to GPS and navigation
    • field communication equipment
    • image and acceptance
    • vehicle check points/road blocks
    • trip planning
    • crowds and mobs
    • field security
    • hostage survival
    • mines and explosives

    * Please be aware that this course can be extremely confronting to participants and is physically demanding. Participants are given due warning of this and are expected to recognise this warning on application to the course.

    Selection criteria

    As places are limited, priority is given to those applicants who:

    • are RedR Australia Register members or applicants
    • currently work for an operational NGO
    • intend to be deployed within six months of completing the course

    The course is in English and a reasonable proficiency is required for by participants.

    Given the physical nature of the course, physical fitness is should also be considered as self-selection criteria.

    Important information, please read carefully before enquiring:

    • You can find the course fees here: http://www.redr.org.au/training/training-fees#.VNQSnS5BYXE
    • RedR Australia does not offer scholarships.
    • Participants are required to arrange their own travel to and from the training at their own cost.
    • If you will be travelling from another country to attend the training course you may need a visa to enter Australia. The visa application process can often take a long time. Please consider looking into the visa application procedure prior to making payment for RedR training courses. Information for visa applications can be found on the Australian Government Department of Immigration and Border Protection website or from the Australian Consular located within your country.
    • RedR Australia is unable to assist with obtaining your visa.

    How to register:

    Register online or contact Alex Thornton for more information: +61 3 9329 1357 or training@redr.org.au.


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    Country: Australia
    Organization: RedR Australia
    Registration deadline: 29 Feb 2016
    Starting date: 14 Mar 2016
    Ending date: 19 Mar 2016

    Overview

    This six-day intensive and highly practical course provides an overview of logistics in humanitarian emergency operations. The course equips and refreshes individuals with the background and knowledge to apply logistics skills through a combination of on-site visits, exercises and scenarios.

    Aims & objectives

    RedR Australia’s Humanitarian Logistics in Emergencies course focuses on the importance of logistics in the provision of aid to disaster survivors as well as its place in carrying out other disaster management operations. The course examines the design of logistics systems and the coordination required by the various agencies and actors involved in carrying out logistics operations.

    The training is supported by experts in humanitarian (UN/NGO/INGO) and commercial (DHL Australia) logistics. Large-scale commercial logistics operations are incorporated into field exercises, allowing participants to apply skills and knowledge gained on the course to on-site emergency response simulations.

    By the end of the course participants should be able to:

    · examine the humanitarian logistics system and the activities involved in a logistics operation

    · understand logistics processes

    · assess the sharing of information, tools and resources of an effective networking / collaboration between agencies

    Who should attend?

    This course is an introduction to humanitarian logistics and is therefore suited to a wide audience. Experienced logisticians will benefit from the broader application of logistics to conflict and refugee situations, building a knowledge bridge for deployment to humanitarian operations. It is also ideal for anyone involved or interested in the humanitarian field to gain an understanding of this critical area of humanitarian work.

    Course outline

    • Principles of logistics

    • Logistics systems

    • Air operations

    • Food aid

    • Civil-military interaction

    • Humanitarian context

    • Cluster coordination

    • Logistics standards

    • Logistics assessment

    • Security

    • Control systems

    • Staff management

    • Storage and warehousing

    • Fleet management

    • Medical logistics

    • Transport

    This is a residential course held at a training facility 2.5 hours drive northeast of Melbourne. For more information including details on costs click here.


    How to register:

    Click here for details on how to register or contact Maria Beltran for more information: +61 3 83412666 or training@redr.org.au.


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    Country: Australia
    Organization: RedR Australia
    Registration deadline: 13 Nov 2015
    Starting date: 19 Nov 2015
    Ending date: 22 Nov 2015

    The delivery of humanitarian aid takes place in some of the world’s most complex environments against a background of competing and difficult priorities. Humanitarian workers need to be flexible and adaptable, while understanding the legal, technical, political and social aspects of the places in which they operate. This five-day intensive and highly practical course provides an overview of the characteristics of natural disasters and conflict induced emergencies, as well as the requirements of an effective international response. The course equips and refreshes individuals with the background, knowledge and skills to respond effectively to humanitarian crises.

    Aims and objectives

    The course aims to prepare people for the realities and complexities of life on assignment. By the end of the course participants should:

    · have sound knowledge of the international humanitarian system and key roles and responsibilities of various organisations

    · understand the characteristics and legal frameworks relevant to natural disasters and complex emergencies

    · understand key issues in the cultural, political and organisational spheres of humanitarian assistance

    · have an appreciation of the various issues impacting those affected by disasters

    · be able to assess personal skills and strengths, as well as identify areas for development

    · recognise the importance of teamwork and coordination

    · understand humanitarian coordination mechanisms and the importance of information sharing

    · be familiar with basic radio protocol and use in the field

    · have developed contacts from across the humanitarian sector

    Who should attend?

    The course is open to all staff from humanitarian aid organisations, as well as individuals interested in a career in the humanitarian field. The course provides a unique opportunity to enhance participants’ skills, gain fresh insights and share practical experience with others.

    Course outline

    · Humanitarian Charter and principles

    · International Law in humanitarian response

    · Sphere standards of humanitarian response

    · roles and mandates of UN and other humanitarian agencies in emergencies

    · understanding gender and cross-cultural issues

    · introduction to radio communications

    · teamwork in humanitarian operations

    · personal health, safety, and behaviour

    · dealing with the media

    · professional and personal development

    · planning and coordination for a response

    Selection criteria

    As places are limited, priority is given to those applicants who:

    • are RedR Australia Register members or applicants
    • currently work for an operational NGO
    • intend to be deployed within six months of completing the course

    The course is in English and a reasonable proficiency is required for by participants.

    Given the physical nature of the course, physical fitness should also be considered as self-selection criteria.

    Training testimonial

    “The Personal Safety, Security and Communications training was very constructive and I feel much more prepared to work in conflict situations. I am better equipped to look after my own safety, and the safety of those working around me as well. The rest of the team looked to me for leadership on health and security issues, which left them able to focus on treating the wounded.

    Anna Dicker, Médecins Sans Frontières head nurse in Syria, 2012 (attended RedR training prior to deployment)

    Cost: NGO staff $1660; Others $2060. Course fees include accommodation, meals and materials. This is a residential course. The training facility is located 2.5 hours drive north of Melbourne. It is accessible by public transport.


    How to register:

    For more information on how to register https://www.redr.org.au/training/application-form/training-application-form#.VjmpyFUrKUk click here.


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    Country: Jordan
    Organization: Refugee Studies Centre
    Registration deadline: 24 Feb 2016
    Starting date: 11 Mar 2016
    Ending date: 12 Mar 2016

    About the course

    This two-day short course places the Palestinian refugee case study within the broader context of the international human rights regime. It examines, within a human rights framework, the policies and practices of Middle Eastern states as they impinge upon Palestinian refugees. Through a mix of lectures, working group exercises and interactive sessions, participants engage actively and critically with the contemporary debates in international law and analyse the specific context of Palestinian refugees in the Middle East (Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, the West Bank, Gaza and Israel).

    The short course commences with the background of the Palestinian refugee crisis, with special attention to the socio- political historical context and legal status of Palestinian refugees in the region. This is followed by a careful examination of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights including its philosophical underpinnings and ensuing human rights instruments in international law. The key themes, which have taken centre stage in the debate on the Palestinian refugee crisis, are statelessness, right of return, repatriation, self-determination, restitution compensation and protection. These themes are critically examined along with current discussions about the respective roles of UNRWA, UNHCR and the UNCCP in the Palestinian refugee case.

    This course is suitable for:experienced practitioners; graduate researchers; parliamentarians and staff; members of the legal profession; government officials; and personnel of inter-governmental and nongovernmental organisations.

    Instructors

    Dawn Chatty, Emeritus Professor of Anthropology and Forced Migration; former Director, RSC

    Professor Dawn Chatty is a social anthropologist and has conducted extensive research among Palestinian and other forced migrants in the Middle East. Some of her recent works include Children of Palestine: Experiencing Forced Migration in the Middle East (ed. with Gillian Lewando-Hundt), Berghahn Press, 2005, and Dispossession and Displacement in the Modern Middle East, Cambridge University Press, 2010.

    Susan M Akram, Clinical Professor, Boston University School of Law

    Professor Susan M. Akram teaches immigration law, comparative refugee law, and international human rights law at Boston University. She is a graduate of Georgetown University Law Center, Washington DC (JD), and the Institut International des Droits de l‘Homme, Strasbourg (Diploma in international human rights). She is a past Fulbright Senior Scholar in Palestine, teaching at Al-Quds University/ Palestine School of Law in East Jerusalem.

    Apply

    Fee: £350. The fee includes tuition, lunch and all course materials. Participants will need to meet their own travel and accommodation costs and arrange any country entry requirements.

    Instructions for payment of course fee will be sent with your offer of place. Your place will be confirmed once payment has been received. Offers are made on a first-come-first-served basis to suitably qualified and experienced applicants. Maximum 25 spaces.

    Click here to complete the online application form

    NB: Following major changes to CPD requirements by the Solicitor’s Regulation Authority (SRA), this course will no longer be recognised as accredited CPD training. However, you may wish to take the course under the SRA’s new ‘continuing competence’ approach.


    How to register:

    Website for full details and to apply online: http://www.rsc.ox.ac.uk/palestine

    Contact

    For all enquiries, please contact:

    Tara Sienna-Hartman
    Refugee Studies Centre
    Oxford Department of International Development
    University of Oxford
    3 Mansfield Road
    Oxford OX1 3TB, UK

    Email: rsc-outreach@qeh.ox.ac.uk
    Tel: +44 (0)1865 281728


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    Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
    Organization: Refugee Studies Centre
    Registration deadline: 01 May 2016
    Starting date: 04 Jul 2016
    Ending date: 22 Jul 2016

    Applications are invited for this year’s International Summer School in Forced Migration, to be held at Wadham College, Oxford. The Summer School, now in its 27th year,offers an intensive, interdisciplinary and participative approach to the study of forced migration. It aims to enable people working with and for refugees and forced migrants to examine critically the forces and institutions that dominate the world of the displaced. Beginning with reflection on the diverse ways of conceptualising forced migration, the course considers political, legal and wellbeing issues associated with contemporary displacement. Individual course modules also tackle a range of other topics, including globalisation and forced migration, and negotiating strategies in humanitarian situations.

    Participants

    The Summer School is principally designed for practitioners and policymakers working with and for refugees and related issues, normally with several years’ work experience. Participants typically include staff of the main refugee, migration and humanitarian international organisations; staff from refugee, human rights and humanitarian NGOs, and government officials working on refugee protection and related issues.

    Participants also include academics and postgraduate and postdoctoral researchers working directly on refugee and forced migration issues; practicing lawyers and advocates working in refugee and human rights law pertaining to forced migrants; journalists, commentators and activists working on refugee protection and the human rights of forced migrants.

    How to apply

    Full details of the International Summer School including how to apply, entry requirements, dates and fees can be found at: http://www.rsc.ox.ac.uk/summerschool

    Deadlines

    The closing date for bursary applications is 1 February.

    The deadline for receipt of early-bird fees is 31 March.

    The deadline for all other applications is 1 May.

    Places are confirmed on a first-come, first-served basis to suitably qualified and experienced candidates. We strongly encourage early applications to avoid disappointment.

    How much does it cost?

    The fee for 2016 is £3,380 (residential). Early-bird fee £3,205 (apply and register by 31 March 2016).

    What is included?

    The fee includes 19 nights’ bed-and-breakfast accommodation; all tuition; all course materials, including reading materials; and a range of social activities. Lunches, evening and weekend meals are not included in the course fee.


    How to register:

    Apply online at http://www.rsc.ox.ac.uk/summerschool

    For any enquiries please contact summer.school@qeh.ox.ac.uk


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    Country: Australia
    Organization: RedR Australia
    Registration deadline: 25 Jul 2016
    Starting date: 27 Jul 2016
    Ending date: 29 Jul 2016

    The world of training is consistently changing. No longer do trainers spend most of their time standing in front of learners in class rooms. Trainers must tailor their training to the target audience's requirements. RedR Australia has developed a clustered, holistic and contextualized TAE program that is tailored to the needs of people who work within the Humanitarian Aid/Emergency Response sectors.

    RedR Australia's Certificate IV in Training and Assessment is taught in clusters: Assessment (3 days), Delivery (3 days) and Design (2 days). Participants wishing to complete the Certificate IV must complete all cluster courses. As such, this Assessment cluster course can be taken as a stand alone or as part of the CertIV in Training and Assessment.

    Following the three day face-to-face component of the course participants will have three months to complete their assessments.

    This Assessment cluster provides accreditation in the following units:
    TAEASS401B Plan assessment activities and processes
    TAEASS402B Assess competence
    TAEASS403B Participate in assessment validation
    TAEASS301B Contribute to assessment

    The cost of this course is $900.

    RedR Australia is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) and the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment is a nationally recognised qualification.

    PLEASE NOTE: As this is an accredited course we can only accept participants who are Australian or New Zealand citizens.


    How to register:

    To enquire please head to our website: http://www.redr.org.au/

    Alternatively you can contact the RTO team directly:
    Email: RTO-admin@redr.org.au
    Phone: 03 8341 2613


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    Country: Australia
    Organization: RedR Australia
    Registration deadline: 20 Jun 2016
    Starting date: 22 Jun 2016
    Ending date: 24 Jun 2016

    The world of training is consistently changing. No longer do trainers spend most of their time standing in front of learners in class rooms. Trainers must tailor their training to the target audience's requirements. RedR Australia has developed a clustered, holistic and contextualized TAE program that is tailored to the needs of people who work within the Humanitarian Aid/Emergency Response sectors.

    RedR Australia's Certificate IV in Training and Assessment is taught in clusters: Assessment (3 days), Delivery (3 days) and Design (2 days). Participants wishing to complete the Certificate IV must complete all cluster courses. As such, this Delivery cluster course can be taken as a stand alone or as part of the CertIV in Training and Assessment.

    Following the three day face-to-face component of the course participants will have three months to complete their assessments.

    This Delivery cluster provides accreditation in the following units:
    TAEDEL401A Plan, organise and deliver group based learning
    TAEDEL402A Plan, organise and facilitate learning in the workplace
    TAEDEL301A Provide work skill instruction
    TAELLN411 Address adult language, literacy and numeracy skills

    The cost of this course is $900.

    RedR Australia is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) and the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment is a nationally recognised qualification.

    PLEASE NOTE: As this is an accredited course we can only accept participants who are Australian or New Zealand citizens.


    How to register:

    To enquire please head to our website: http://www.redr.org.au/

    Alternatively you can contact the RTO team directly:
    Email: RTO-admin@redr.org.au
    Phone: 03 8341 2613


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    Country: Australia
    Organization: RedR Australia
    Registration deadline: 24 May 2016
    Starting date: 26 May 2016
    Ending date: 27 May 2016

    The world of training is consistently changing. No longer do trainers spend most of their time standing in front of learners in class rooms. Trainers must tailor their training to the target audience's requirements. RedR Australia has developed a clustered, holistic and contextualized TAE program that is tailored to the needs of people who work within the Humanitarian Aid/Emergency Response sectors.

    RedR Australia's Certificate IV in Training and Assessment is taught in clusters: Assessment (3 days), Delivery (3 days) and Design (2 days). Participants wishing to complete the Certificate IV must complete all cluster courses. As such, this Design cluster course can be taken as a stand alone or as part of the CertIV in Training and Assessment.

    Following the three day face-to-face component of the cluster course participants will have three months to complete their assessments.

    This Design cluster provides accreditation in the following units:
    TAEDEL401A Plan, organise and deliver group based learning
    TAEDEL402A Plan, organise and facilitate learning in the workplace
    TAEDEL301A Provide work skill instruction
    TAELNN411 Address adult language, literacy and numeracy skills

    The cost of this course is $900.

    RedR Australia is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) and the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment is a nationally recognised qualification.

    PLEASE NOTE: As this is an accredited course we can only accept participants who are Australian or New Zealand citizens.


    How to register:

    To enquire please head to our website: http://www.redr.org.au/

    Alternatively you can contact the RTO team directly:
    Email: RTO-admin@redr.org.au
    Phone: 03 8341 2613


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    Country: Australia
    Organization: RedR Australia
    Registration deadline: 11 Apr 2016
    Starting date: 13 Apr 2016
    Ending date: 15 Apr 2016

    The world of training is consistently changing. No longer do trainers spend most of their time standing in front of learners in class rooms. Trainers must tailor their training to the target audience's requirements. RedR Australia has developed a clustered, holistic and contextualized TAE program that is tailored to the needs of people who work within the Humanitarian Aid/Emergency Response sectors.

    RedR Australia's Certificate IV in Training and Assessment is taught in clusters: Assessment (3 days), Delivery (3 days) and Design (2 days). Participants wishing to complete the Certificate IV must complete all cluster courses. As such, this Assessment cluster course can be taken as a stand alone or as part of the CertIV in Training and Assessment.

    Following the three day face-to-face component of the course participants will have three months to complete their assessments.

    This Assessment cluster provides accreditation in the following units:
    TAEASS401B Plan assessment activities and processes
    TAEASS402B Assess competence
    TAEASS403B Participate in assessment validation
    TAEASS301B Contribute to assessment

    The cost of this course is $900.

    RedR Australia is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) and the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment is a nationally recognised qualification.

    PLEASE NOTE: As this is an accredited course we can only accept participants who are Australian or New Zealand citizens.


    How to register:

    To enquire please head to our website: http://www.redr.org.au/

    Alternatively you can contact the RTO team directly:
    Email: RTO-admin@redr.org.au
    Phone: 03 8341 2613


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    Country: Australia
    Organization: RedR Australia
    Registration deadline: 04 Apr 2016
    Starting date: 07 Apr 2016
    Ending date: 10 Apr 2016

    Humanitarian workers are increasingly exposed to complex and insecure environments due to lawlessness, political instability and armed conflict. As such, there is a compelling need for humanitarians to be aware of the challenges and dangers they may encounter and to know how to deal with them.

    The Personal Safety, Security and Communications course introduces a standard and recognised approach to managing individual and team safety and security in the field; it covers common dangers and hazards in various contexts and proposes appropriate mitigation measures. Important elements of the course are the use navigation and communications equipment as well what to do when coming under weapons fire and how to navigate an illegal roadblock.

    Aims & Objectives

    The course aims to increase the participants preparedness for working in complex and insecure environments by providing them with the knowledge and practical tools needed to increase their safety.

    At the end of this course, participants will have:

    • An understanding of a range of security risks in field environments
    • Developed a toolbox of personal and team-based strategies for security
    • Developed the ability to effectively use fundamental communication and navigation devices
    • Practiced negotiation skills in high risk environments

    Who should attend?

    The Personal Security and Communications course is designed for RedR register applicants, humanitarian sector professionals and those wanting to enter the sector that want to learn about personal security issues and their team implications. Those with more experience in the field will also benefit from this training as the course provides a unique opportunity to enhance and update skills, gain fresh insights and share practical experience with others.

    Course Outline

    • Humanitarian security context
    • Trip Planning
    • Field Preparedness and evacuation
    • GPS and Navigation
    • Weapons awareness
    • Sexual assault
    • Basics of negotiations
    • Image and acceptance
    • Vehicle checkpoints and roadblocks
    • Residential assessment
    • Kidnap avoidance and hostage survival
    • Crowds and mobs
    • Mines and explosives

    How to register:

    To register your attendance, please complete the online application form found here.


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    Country: Australia
    Organization: RedR Australia
    Registration deadline: 13 Jun 2016
    Starting date: 16 Jun 2016
    Ending date: 19 Jun 2016

    Humanitarian workers are increasingly exposed to complex and insecure environments due to lawlessness, political instability and armed conflict. As such, there is a compelling need for humanitarians to be aware of the challenges and dangers they may encounter and to know how to deal with them.

    The Personal Safety, Security and Communications course introduces a standard and recognised approach to managing individual and team safety and security in the field; it covers common dangers and hazards in various contexts and proposes appropriate mitigation measures. Important elements of the course are the use navigation and communications equipment as well what to do when coming under weapons fire and how to navigate an illegal roadblock.

    Aims & Objectives

    The course aims to increase the participants preparedness for working in complex and insecure environments by providing them with the knowledge and practical tools needed to increase their safety.

    At the end of this course, participants will have:

    • An understanding of a range of security risks in field environments
    • Developed a toolbox of personal and team-based strategies for security
    • Developed the ability to effectively use fundamental communication and navigation devices
    • Practiced negotiation skills in high risk environments

    Who should attend?

    The Personal Security and Communications course is designed for RedR register applicants, humanitarian sector professionals and those wanting to enter the sector that want to learn about personal security issues and their team implications. Those with more experience in the field will also benefit from this training as the course provides a unique opportunity to enhance and update skills, gain fresh insights and share practical experience with others.

    Course Outline

    • Humanitarian security context
    • Trip Planning
    • Field Preparedness and evacuation
    • GPS and Navigation
    • Weapons awareness
    • Sexual assault
    • Basics of negotiations
    • Image and acceptance
    • Vehicle checkpoints and roadblocks
    • Residential assessment
    • Kidnap avoidance and hostage survival
    • Crowds and mobs
    • Mines and explosives

    How to register:

    To register your attendance, please complete the online application form found here.


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    Country: Australia
    Organization: RedR Australia
    Registration deadline: 12 Sep 2016
    Starting date: 15 Sep 2016
    Ending date: 18 Sep 2016

    Humanitarian workers are increasingly exposed to complex and insecure environments due to lawlessness, political instability and armed conflict. As such, there is a compelling need for humanitarians to be aware of the challenges and dangers they may encounter and to know how to deal with them.

    The Personal Safety, Security and Communications course introduces a standard and recognised approach to managing individual and team safety and security in the field; it covers common dangers and hazards in various contexts and proposes appropriate mitigation measures. Important elements of the course are the use navigation and communications equipment as well what to do when coming under weapons fire and how to navigate an illegal roadblock.

    Aims & Objectives

    The course aims to increase the participants preparedness for working in complex and insecure environments by providing them with the knowledge and practical tools needed to increase their safety.

    At the end of this course, participants will have:

    • An understanding of a range of security risks in field environments
    • Developed a toolbox of personal and team-based strategies for security
    • Developed the ability to effectively use fundamental communication and navigation devices
    • Practiced negotiation skills in high risk environments

    Who should attend?

    The Personal Security and Communications course is designed for RedR register applicants, humanitarian sector professionals and those wanting to enter the sector that want to learn about personal security issues and their team implications. Those with more experience in the field will also benefit from this training as the course provides a unique opportunity to enhance and update skills, gain fresh insights and share practical experience with others.

    Course Outline

    • Humanitarian security context
    • Trip Planning
    • Field Preparedness and evacuation
    • GPS and Navigation
    • Weapons awareness
    • Sexual assault
    • Basics of negotiations
    • Image and acceptance
    • Vehicle checkpoints and roadblocks
    • Residential assessment
    • Kidnap avoidance and hostage survival
    • Crowds and mobs
    • Mines and explosives

    How to register:

    To register your attendance, please complete the online application form found here.


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    Country: Australia
    Organization: RedR Australia
    Registration deadline: 14 Nov 2016
    Starting date: 17 Nov 2016
    Ending date: 20 Nov 2016

    Humanitarian workers are increasingly exposed to complex and insecure environments due to lawlessness, political instability and armed conflict. As such, there is a compelling need for humanitarians to be aware of the challenges and dangers they may encounter and to know how to deal with them.

    The Personal Safety, Security and Communications course introduces a standard and recognised approach to managing individual and team safety and security in the field; it covers common dangers and hazards in various contexts and proposes appropriate mitigation measures. Important elements of the course are the use navigation and communications equipment as well what to do when coming under weapons fire and how to navigate an illegal roadblock.

    Aims & Objectives

    The course aims to increase the participants preparedness for working in complex and insecure environments by providing them with the knowledge and practical tools needed to increase their safety.

    At the end of this course, participants will have:

    • An understanding of a range of security risks in field environments
    • Developed a toolbox of personal and team-based strategies for security
    • Developed the ability to effectively use fundamental communication and navigation devices
    • Practiced negotiation skills in high risk environments

    Who should attend?

    The Personal Security and Communications course is designed for RedR register applicants, humanitarian sector professionals and those wanting to enter the sector that want to learn about personal security issues and their team implications. Those with more experience in the field will also benefit from this training as the course provides a unique opportunity to enhance and update skills, gain fresh insights and share practical experience with others.

    Course Outline

    • Humanitarian security context
    • Trip Planning
    • Field Preparedness and evacuation
    • GPS and Navigation
    • Weapons awareness
    • Sexual assault
    • Basics of negotiations
    • Image and acceptance
    • Vehicle checkpoints and roadblocks
    • Residential assessment
    • Kidnap avoidance and hostage survival
    • Crowds and mobs
    • Mines and explosives

    How to register:

    To register your attendance, please complete the online application form found here.


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    Country: Australia
    Organization: RedR Australia
    Registration deadline: 22 Apr 2016
    Starting date: 27 Apr 2016
    Ending date: 02 May 2016

    The delivery of humanitarian aid takes place in some of the world’s most complex environments against a background of competing and difficult priorities. Humanitarian workers need to be flexible and adaptable, while understanding the legal, technical, political and social aspects of the places in which they operate.

    This five-day intensive and highly practical course provides an overview of the characteristics of natural disasters and conflict induced emergencies, as well as the requirements of an effective international response. The course equips and refreshes individuals with the background, knowledge and skills to respond effectively to humanitarian crises.

    Aims & Objectives

    The course aims to prepare people for the realities and complexities of life on assignment. By the end of the course participants should:

    • have sound knowledge of the international humanitarian system and key roles and responsibilities of various organisations
    • understand the characteristics and legal frameworks relevant to natural disasters and complex emergencies
    • understand key issues in the cultural, political and organisational spheres of humanitarian assistance
    • have an appreciation of the various issues impacting those affected by disasters
    • be able to assess personal skills and strengths, as well as identify areas for development
    • recognise the importance of teamwork and coordination
    • understand humanitarian coordination mechanisms and the importance of information sharing
    • be familiar with basic radio protocol and use in the field
    • have developed contacts from across the humanitarian sector

    Who should attend?

    The course is open to all staff from humanitarian aid organisations, as well as individuals interested in a career in the humanitarian field. The course provides a unique opportunity to enhance participants’ skills, gain fresh insights and share practical experience with others.

    Course Outline

    • Humanitarian Charter and principles
    • International Law in humanitarian response
    • Sphere standards of humanitarian response
    • Roles and mandates of UN and other humanitarian agencies in emergencies
    • Understanding gender and cross-cultural issues
    • Introduction to radio communications
    • Teamwork in humanitarian operations
    • Personal health, safety, and behaviour
    • Dealing with the media
    • Professional and personal development
    • Planning and coordination for a response

    How to register:

    To register your attendance, please complete the online application form found here.


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    Country: Australia
    Organization: RedR Australia
    Registration deadline: 03 Jun 2016
    Starting date: 08 Jun 2016
    Ending date: 13 Jun 2016

    The delivery of humanitarian aid takes place in some of the world’s most complex environments against a background of competing and difficult priorities. Humanitarian workers need to be flexible and adaptable, while understanding the legal, technical, political and social aspects of the places in which they operate.

    This five-day intensive and highly practical course provides an overview of the characteristics of natural disasters and conflict induced emergencies, as well as the requirements of an effective international response. The course equips and refreshes individuals with the background, knowledge and skills to respond effectively to humanitarian crises.

    Aims & Objectives

    The course aims to prepare people for the realities and complexities of life on assignment. By the end of the course participants should:

    • have sound knowledge of the international humanitarian system and key roles and responsibilities of various organisations
    • understand the characteristics and legal frameworks relevant to natural disasters and complex emergencies
    • understand key issues in the cultural, political and organisational spheres of humanitarian assistance
    • have an appreciation of the various issues impacting those affected by disasters
    • be able to assess personal skills and strengths, as well as identify areas for development
    • recognise the importance of teamwork and coordination
    • understand humanitarian coordination mechanisms and the importance of information sharing
    • be familiar with basic radio protocol and use in the field
    • have developed contacts from across the humanitarian sector

    Who should attend?

    The course is open to all staff from humanitarian aid organisations, as well as individuals interested in a career in the humanitarian field. The course provides a unique opportunity to enhance participants’ skills, gain fresh insights and share practical experience with others.

    Course Outline

    • Humanitarian Charter and principles
    • International Law in humanitarian response
    • Sphere standards of humanitarian response
    • Roles and mandates of UN and other humanitarian agencies in emergencies
    • Understanding gender and cross-cultural issues
    • Introduction to radio communications
    • Teamwork in humanitarian operations
    • Personal health, safety, and behaviour
    • Dealing with the media
    • Professional and personal development
    • Planning and coordination for a response

    How to register:

    To register your attendance, please complete the online application form found here.


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    Country: Australia
    Organization: RedR Australia
    Registration deadline: 02 Sep 2016
    Starting date: 07 Sep 2016
    Ending date: 12 Sep 2016

    The delivery of humanitarian aid takes place in some of the world’s most complex environments against a background of competing and difficult priorities. Humanitarian workers need to be flexible and adaptable, while understanding the legal, technical, political and social aspects of the places in which they operate.

    This five-day intensive and highly practical course provides an overview of the characteristics of natural disasters and conflict induced emergencies, as well as the requirements of an effective international response. The course equips and refreshes individuals with the background, knowledge and skills to respond effectively to humanitarian crises.

    Aims & Objectives

    The course aims to prepare people for the realities and complexities of life on assignment. By the end of the course participants should:

    • have sound knowledge of the international humanitarian system and key roles and responsibilities of various organisations
    • understand the characteristics and legal frameworks relevant to natural disasters and complex emergencies
    • understand key issues in the cultural, political and organisational spheres of humanitarian assistance
    • have an appreciation of the various issues impacting those affected by disasters
    • be able to assess personal skills and strengths, as well as identify areas for development
    • recognise the importance of teamwork and coordination
    • understand humanitarian coordination mechanisms and the importance of information sharing
    • be familiar with basic radio protocol and use in the field
    • have developed contacts from across the humanitarian sector

    Who should attend?

    The course is open to all staff from humanitarian aid organisations, as well as individuals interested in a career in the humanitarian field. The course provides a unique opportunity to enhance participants’ skills, gain fresh insights and share practical experience with others.

    Course Outline

    • Humanitarian Charter and principles
    • International Law in humanitarian response
    • Sphere standards of humanitarian response
    • Roles and mandates of UN and other humanitarian agencies in emergencies
    • Understanding gender and cross-cultural issues
    • Introduction to radio communications
    • Teamwork in humanitarian operations
    • Personal health, safety, and behaviour
    • Dealing with the media
    • Professional and personal development
    • Planning and coordination for a response

    How to register:

    To register your attendance, please complete the online application form found here.


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    Country: Australia
    Organization: RedR Australia
    Registration deadline: 04 Nov 2016
    Starting date: 09 Nov 2016
    Ending date: 14 Nov 2016

    The delivery of humanitarian aid takes place in some of the world’s most complex environments against a background of competing and difficult priorities. Humanitarian workers need to be flexible and adaptable, while understanding the legal, technical, political and social aspects of the places in which they operate.

    This five-day intensive and highly practical course provides an overview of the characteristics of natural disasters and conflict induced emergencies, as well as the requirements of an effective international response. The course equips and refreshes individuals with the background, knowledge and skills to respond effectively to humanitarian crises.

    Aims & Objectives

    The course aims to prepare people for the realities and complexities of life on assignment. By the end of the course participants should:

    • have sound knowledge of the international humanitarian system and key roles and responsibilities of various organisations
    • understand the characteristics and legal frameworks relevant to natural disasters and complex emergencies
    • understand key issues in the cultural, political and organisational spheres of humanitarian assistance
    • have an appreciation of the various issues impacting those affected by disasters
    • be able to assess personal skills and strengths, as well as identify areas for development
    • recognise the importance of teamwork and coordination
    • understand humanitarian coordination mechanisms and the importance of information sharing
    • be familiar with basic radio protocol and use in the field
    • have developed contacts from across the humanitarian sector

    Who should attend?

    The course is open to all staff from humanitarian aid organisations, as well as individuals interested in a career in the humanitarian field. The course provides a unique opportunity to enhance participants’ skills, gain fresh insights and share practical experience with others.

    Course Outline

    • Humanitarian Charter and principles
    • International Law in humanitarian response
    • Sphere standards of humanitarian response
    • Roles and mandates of UN and other humanitarian agencies in emergencies
    • Understanding gender and cross-cultural issues
    • Introduction to radio communications
    • Teamwork in humanitarian operations
    • Personal health, safety, and behaviour
    • Dealing with the media
    • Professional and personal development
    • Planning and coordination for a response

    How to register:

    To register your attendance, please complete the online application form found here.


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    Country: Australia
    Organization: RedR Australia
    Registration deadline: 03 Oct 2016
    Starting date: 08 Oct 2016
    Ending date: 14 Oct 2016

    Some of the most common needs of people affected by any disaster are access to safe drinking water, adequate sanitation and hygiene. Appropriate interventions improving water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) practice have a marked improvement on reducing disease transmission, alleviating the suffering of the community, and saving lives.

    Aims & Objectives

    This course will introduce participants to the concepts of public health engineering and environmental health in emergencies, the standard equipment applied in the field and the basics of WASH cluster coordination.

    By the end of the course, participants will understand:

    • the links between water, sanitation and health
    • the nature of, and the threats posed by, environmental diseases
    • the importance and main elements of hygiene-promotion
    • the complexity in delivering safe water and sanitation in an emergency
    • the standard equipment used in the field for an emergency WASH response
    • planning and coordinating WASH responses in emergencies

    Who should attend?

    This course is an ideal introduction to public health engineering in emergencies for humanitarian workers of all disciplines, levels and experience; engineers whose technical skills are more oriented toward large scale urban systems and who want to adapt them to humanitarian emergency work; and anyone who has already worked in humanitarian relief and wants to improve or learn new public health engineering skills.

    Course Outline

    • Health risks in emergencies
    • Rapid assessments, reporting and monitoring
    • Disease surveillance
    • Coordination and partnerships
    • Hygiene promotion
    • Water quality testing and monitoring
    • Environmental sanitation (solid waste management, vector control)
    • Excreta disposal and latrines
    • Site selection
    • Water source identification
    • Water pumping and distribution
    • Water trucking operations
    • Transition issues (from emergency to rehabilitation)
    • Decommissioning and storage of equipment

    How to register:

    To register your attendance, please complete the online application form found here.


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    Country: Australia
    Organization: RedR Australia
    Registration deadline: 13 Oct 2016
    Starting date: 17 Oct 2016
    Ending date: 22 Oct 2016

    Logistics is at the heart of all emergency operations. It encompasses the movement of goods and equipment, relocation of disaster-affected people, transfer of casualties and the movement of relief workers. Approximately 60-70% of funding in each emergency is spent on logistics, highlighting the need for effective and efficient systems.

    This five-day intensive and highly practical course provides an overview of logistics in humanitarian emergency operations. The course equips and refreshes individuals with the background and knowledge to apply logistics skills through a combination of on-site visits, exercises and scenarios.

    Aims & Objectives

    RedR Australia’s Humanitarian Logistics in Emergencies course focuses on the importance of logistics in the provision of aid to disaster survivors as well as its role in carrying out other disaster management operational activities. The course examines the design of logistics systems and the importance of coordination in carrying out logistics operations efficiently and effectively.

    The training is supported by experts in humanitarian (UN/NGO/INGO) and commercial (DHL Australia) logistics. Large-scale commercial logistics operations are incorporated into field exercises, allowing participants to apply skills and knowledge gained on the course to on-site emergency response simulations.

    By the end of the course participants should be able to:

    • examine the humanitarian logistics system and the activities involved in a logistics operation
    • understand logistics processes
    • assess the sharing of information, tools and resources of an effective networking / collaboration between agencies

    Who should attend?

    This course is an introduction to humanitarian logistics and is therefore suited to a wide audience. Experienced logisticians will benefit from the broader application of logistics to conflict and refugee situations, building a knowledge bridge for deployment to humanitarian operations. It is also ideal for anyone involved or interested in the humanitarian field to gain an understanding of this critical area of humanitarian work.

    Course Outline

    • Principles of logistics
    • Logistics systems
    • Air operations
    • Food aid
    • Civil-military interaction
    • Humanitarian context
    • Cluster coordination
    • Logistics standards
    • Logistics assessment
    • Security
    • Control systems
    • Staff management
    • Storage and warehousing
    • Fleet management
    • Medical logistics
    • Transport

    How to register:

    To register your attendance, please complete the online application form found here.


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    Country: Jordan
    Organization: Refugee Studies Centre
    Registration deadline: 27 Feb 2017
    Starting date: 10 Mar 2017
    Ending date: 11 Mar 2017

    ABOUT THE COURSE

    This two-day short course places the Palestinian refugee case study within the broader context of the international human rights regime. It examines, within a human rights framework, the policies and practices of Middle Eastern states as they impinge upon Palestinian refugees. Through a mix of lectures, working group exercises and interactive sessions, participants engage actively and critically with the contemporary debates in international law and analyse the specific context of Palestinian refugees in the Middle East (Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, the West Bank, Gaza and Israel).

    The short course commences with the background of the Palestinian refugee crisis, with special attention to the socio-political historical context and legal status of Palestinian refugees in the region. This is followed by a careful examination of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights including its philosophical underpinnings and ensuing human rights instruments in international law. The key themes, which have taken centre stage in the debate on the Palestinian refugee crisis, are statelessness, right of return, repatriation, self-determination, restitution compensation, and protection. These themes are critically examined along with current discussions about the respective roles of UNRWA, UNHCR and the UNCCP in the Palestinian refugee case.

    This course is suitable for: experienced practitioners; graduate researchers;
    parliamentarians and staff; members of the legal profession; government officials; and
    personnel of inter-governmental and non-governmental organisations.

    INSTRUCTORS

    Professor Dawn Chatty is Emeritus Professor in Anthropology and Forced Migration and Former Director of the Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford, 2011-2014.

    Professor Susan M. Akram is Clinical Professor at Boston University School of Law, teaching immigration law, comparative refugee law, and international human rights law.


    How to register:

    HOW TO APPLY
    Apply via the online application form:www.rsc.ox.ac.uk/palestine

    Maximum 27 spaces

    For all enquiries, please contact:

    Susanna Power: rsc-outreach@qeh.ox.ac.uk

    Refugee Studies Centre
    Oxford Department of International Development
    University of Oxford
    3 Mansfield Road, OX1 3TB, UK


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