New publication launched: Local Humanitarian Action in Practice – Case Studies and Reflections of Local Humanitarian Actors
An agreement has been signed between the Humanitarian Leadership Academy (‘The Academy’) and HSBC Bank Middle East Limited (HSBC) to provide staff with the learning needs that will equip them with the required skills to support humanitarian response efforts in their community/region.
Leading international financial institution HSBC and the Academy will collaborate to deliver a Humanitarian Essentials training to HSBC staff across the Middle East and Turkey during 2018.
Duration of contract: Ten (10) weeks, final deliverables expected by August 31, 2018
Location: Metro Manila and select provinces and cities
Background & Context:
Volunteers are right on the frontline of delivery. They often find themselves providing first aid, getting people to hospitals, running food and cash distributions, helping with vaccination or hygiene campaigns, and many other types of practical work.
Volunteer Essentials is an introductory course designed to give volunteers a clear overview of volunteering in the humanitarian sector.
The course includes five topics:
The impact of long hours, insecure environments, chronic stress, and traumatic incidents affect both the physical and emotional wellbeing of humanitarian professionals. They can experience anxiety, post-traumatic stress, depression and burnout.
As a result, even the most committed and experienced of them can become unable to function at their best, meaning that crisis-affected people may not be receiving the assistance and protection that they need. Investing in humanitarian staff wellbeing and resilience has therefore become a necessity.
We are very pleased to announce the launch of a new online course, Psychological First Aid for Children, developed in collaboration with Save the Children.
In crisis events, children react and think differently to adults. Ensuring that humanitarian staff and volunteers are well-equipped to provide initial support for children in an appropriate way can make a significant difference in delivering an effective emergency response.
Disasters have devastating consequences. They cause deaths, the destruction of property and infrastructure, mass displacement, social and economic disruption and damage to the environment. Although floods, earthquakes, typhoons and other natural hazards can’t be prevented, their impact on communities can be limited through Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (DRRM) practices.
When disaster strikes, people need food, shelter, water and safety. They also need to be able to communicate with each other and with those trying to help them.
Built specifically for humanitarian staff working with disaster-affected communities,this free online course will help you build your communication skills and strengthen your understanding of how to use them to engage effectively with crisis-affected communities.