Students aiming to diversify their learning pathway with humanitarian WASH knowledge; Professionals from the humanitarian WASH aiming to improve their competencies for career development; Professionals from the water and sanitation sector (private, public or nongovernmental sectors) aiming to expand their expertise to the humanitarian sector.
A bachelor's degree or equivalent. Good command of English language. Preferably with working experience on humanitarian contexts at the local, national or international level. You are required to complete Units 1 to 5 of the Building a Better Response online training (www.buildingabetterresponse.org) before the start of the course. This free training consists of 5 self-paced units covering (some of) the basic humanitarian system structures and should take between 8-10 hours to complete.
Dates, Fee, ECTS
Start: 03 May 2021
End: 03 September 2021
Duration: 18 weeks
ECTS credit points: 5
Deadline IHE application: 29 April 2021 - 23.59 (CET)
Course fee: € 1065
Start: 02 May 2022
End: 02 September 2022
Deadline IHE application: 01 May 2022 - 23.59 (CET)
Course fee: € 1065
VAT is not included in the course fee
- Explain the components and functioning of multi-level governance systems and apply them to humanitarian contexts
- Analyse data from humanitarian information systems to support decision-making processes within WASH programs
- Analyse quality, monitoring and accountability systems within WASH
- Explain leadership skills to influence decision-making processes
The Humanitarian Architecture
- What constitutes a humanitarian situation and different types.
- Identify the major actors in humanitarian sector (e.g., UN Agencies, INGOs, RCRC, relevant government agencies).
- International humanitarian principles and legal frameworks.
Governance Landscape in Humanitarian Situations
- Defining (multi-level) governance as an approach to navigate decision-making.
- Coordination mechanisms in humanitarian contexts.
- Humanitarian frameworks for decision-making.
- Intersection of governance in different humanitarian contexts. Inter-personal leadership for influence.
Analysis of Decision-making for Humanitarian WASH
- Challenges of information management for decision-making in and across sectors in humanitarian contexts.
- Enhancing communication and effective cooperation.
- Opportunities and challenges of decision-making processes within Humanitarian WASH.
- Limitations of decision-making processes in Humanitarian WASH.
Safeguarding Humanitarian WASH Outcomes
- Introducing the Humanitarian Imperative - Sphere project
- Adapting and improving monitoring, quality and accountability mechanisms in humanitarian WASH.
- Consensus building and negotiation for humanitarian WASH
- Ensuring participation, inclusion and transparency in humanitarian WASH
- Safeguarding a gender perspective in humanitarian WASH
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- James Brown - OXFAM
- Lise Lacan - Solidarites
- Franck Bouvet - UNICEF
- Jamal Shah - UNICEF
- Omar El Hattab - UNICEF
- Roos Tomlinson - UNICEF
- Christine Heckman- UNICEF
- Brooke Yamakoshi - UNICEF
- Sunny Guidotti - UNICEF