Thematic courses

Our thematic courses are directed to those that already have an experience in the humanitarian sector (either development or emergency settings) and want to acquire further competences on specific themes or key arising issues. Training opportunities offered always take into account the international humanitarian standards (i.e. Core Humanitarian Standards) and sector specific standards as well as international best practices and knowledge available via the thematic global networks (i.e. global working groups, cluster, practitioners networks and communities). Furthermore, we always provide case studies and practical experiences directly presented by the various organizazion we collaborate with and interactive sessions that integrate the trainings.

Child protection in emergencies

Course content:
This course aims to strengthen and improve the skills and capacity of emerging child protection in emergencies (CPiE) specialists and other humanitarian personnel’s profiles, providing them with tools to understand the overall global CPiE framework as well as instruments to design, implement, monitor and evaluate key CPiE evidence-based interventions and projects.
Upon successful completion of this course, participants will:
• Be familiar with the main legal documents, instruments and standards CPiE; know and being able to apply the CP principles as stated in the CPMS
• Know the Child Protection Assessment Toolkit and be able to directly use some of the tools to design an assessment for project design;
• Describe the process of identifying common priorities and objectives for a response;
• Know evidence-based child protection interventions in emergencies, such as planning and implementing a Child Friendly Space and community-based mechanisms;
• Be able to identify children’s risks and specific vulnerabilities/groups at risk;
• Understand the provision of individual care through the case management process; understand and apply the best interest of the child, the different steps of case management and measures to ensure protection from abuse, including Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (SEA).

Data:
13/05/2019 – 17/05/2019

Duration:
5 days (in presence)

Venue:
Milan- Italy

Cost:
Full rate 950€ . Early bird 800 €. Multiple subscription can request further 10% discount on the rate.

Language:
English

Nutrition in Humanitarian Assistance

Course content:
The course aims to provide an overview of nutrition interventions implemented in humanitarian settings. It will follow the project cycle steps, so focusing on how to assess malnutrition from a qualitative and quantitative point of view and contextualize underlying causes and challenges, how to design and plan the most suitable intervention and how to monitor it in an effective and efficient manner.
The course will include the following topics:
• a general review of the different types of malnutrition and their direct and underlying causes
• assessing and measuring malnutrition at population and individual level
• common nutritional interventions (CMAM and IYCF)
• monitoring and evaluation mechanisms of nutrition interventions
Additional issues discussed will include:
• Remaining challenges and humanitarian dilemmas related to nutrition
• Integrated programming: food security and WASH plus nutrition interventions. Nutrition-specific and nutrition-sensitive interventions
• The Sphere guidelines and other relevant nutrition standards
The course content is based on the Harmonised Training Package of the Global Nutrition Cluster, the Lancet 2013 Nutrition series and Global Health and Nutrition policies agreed at the World Health Assembly in Geneva.

Data:
27/05/2019 – 31/05/2019

Duration:
5 days

Venue:
Milan-Italy

Cost:
Full rate 950 €. Early Bird rate 800 €. Multiple subscriptions can request further 10% discount on the rate.

Language:
English

MEAL – Monitoring evaluation accountability and learning

Course content:
This course provides a comprehensive understanding of Monitoring Evaluation Accountability and Learning (MEAL) concepts and fits them within the logical framework, commonly used to track humanitarian interventions. It also describes methods and approaches for an effective project monitoring and offers an overview of evaluation techniques, standards and criteria. Participants will also familiarize with the concept of learning and how to capture and capitalize lessons learnt and good practices from humanitarian interventions. The current debate on accountability and how this cross-cutting theme is relevant to project/program monitoring and evaluation will also be part of the training.
The course will include the following topics:
• Introduction to the concepts of Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning
• How to monitor a project /program; how to set up a monitorning framework an a monitoring plan; choice of indicators, data collection techniques and sampling, data management and analysis;
• How to evaluate a project/program; understanding different types of evaluation (interim, final, real time); evaluation through the DAC criteria;
• Quality in monitoring and evaluation: methods and tools;
• How to adapt monitoring and evaluation to different sectors of intervention;
• The importance of Accountability and how to set up feedback and complaints mechanisms;
• Defining learning and how to learn from a project/program.

Data:
9/12/2019 – 13/12/2019

Duration:
5 days (in presence)

Venue:
Milan- Italy

Cost:
Full rate 950€. Early bird 800 €. Multiple subscription can request further 10% discount on the rate.

Language:
English

Supply chain in humanitarian action

Course content:
This course is directed to humanitarian professionals willing to specialize in managing logistics in Humanitarian actions. Logistics is crucial for the rapid deployment and implementation of humanitarian interventions in emergencies or more in general in humanitarian assistance. Particularly, supply chain is essential to ensuring, goods, premises and services for programs. Therefore, this course aims at enhancing knowledge and capacities on the organization of the logistics with a focus also on practical tools and specific case studies of humanitarian initiatives. A focus will be dedicated also to supply chain in cash based responses.
Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be familiar with the following topics:
• Procurement Planning
• Organizing a market analysis and planning purchase of goods and services
• Managing procurements, tenders and contracts
• Supply chain for different types of responses (Wash sector, food security, protection, health, cash-based response)
• Warehouse and stock management
• Transportation and distribution
• Supply chain for organizational needs

Data:
11/11- 15/11 2019

Duration:
5 days intensive in-presence training

Venue:
Milan- Italy

Cost:
Full rate 900 euro. Early Bird 800 euro

Language:
English

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