Complementary to the course "Basics of Humanitarian Action", this course focuses on the international humanitarian system and its actors. You will get a comprehensive overview of the most important actors, coordination mechanisms and financial structures in the humanitarian system. Together, we will look at the key developments of recent years and the challenges that shape the future of the humanitarian system. By dealing with concrete case studies and scenarios, you will be prepared in the best possible way for a commitment in the exciting field of humanitarian action.
Together with the course “Basics of Humanitarian Action”, this course forms a self-contained unit as a starter package into humanitarian action. Participation in both courses is therefore highly recommended. The training is part of aha's certification scheme and can be credited towards a Certificate of Advanced Studies in "Foundations of Humanitarian Action“. The course is planned as an online training on 1, 3, and 8 February and includes regular breaks. Further details on registration will follow shortly via the aha-Newsletter.
who the major actors in humanitarian action are
what mechanisms exist for coordination and funding within the humanitarian system
what trends and perspectives exist within the humanitarian system
how you can critically reflect and apply what you have learned
Presentation of the main actors in the humanitarian system
Group work on different actors on the basis of a film
Introduction to central coordination mechanisms
Raising awareness of the topic through group work on real scenarios
Recap of day 1 and perspectives for day 2
Peter Zihlmann has extensive operational experience in the field of humanitarian aid and in connection with long-term development cooperation in the management sector. Between 1997 and 2014 he headed the Disaster Relief Division of Caritas Switzerland, where he was responsible for setting up and implementing projects in 15 countries.
He has also been active for many years as a consultant for organizations and as a lecturer at various universities on the subject of humanitarian action. Since 2013 Peter Zihlmann has been conducting training and evaluations as head of the non-profit association ebaix. Among other things, Peter Zihlmann has already led two entry-level trainings at the academy for humanitarian action (aha) in spring 2020 with great success.
01.2.2022 - 08.2.2022
22 hours of training