Shelter and settlements in disasters
A blended learning course - six weeks online and two weeks in Copenhagen.
Credits: 5 ECTS
Level: Master level course
COURSE CONTENT Current humanitarian shelter and settlements standards, principles and approaches are the basis of this course. The common phases of the emergency cycle are embraced: emergency shelter, transition shelter, early recovery and reconstruction. The course covers different shelter and settlements challenges in accordance with local needs and builds on local resources as part of building-back-better strategies.
The course content is designed to equip you to effectively respond to humanitarian shelter and settlements crises. The focus is on linking emergency shelter and shelter in recovery in both natural disasters and conflicts. The course teaches common humanitarian assistance methods, guidelines and standards based on a rights-based approach as led by the international humanitarian organisations.
The course consists of 4 weeks of part-time online learning followed by 2 weeks of full-time studies at University of Copenhagen, Denmark and 2 weeks of part-time online work to finish a written assignment.
Read about exact course dates, deadlines and the application procedure on the course website: mdma.ku.dk/shelter