Shelter and settlements in disasters

from University of Copenhagen
Registration deadline: 01 Apr 2020 Training date: 20 Apr 2020 to 09 Jun 2020 More Information

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.

Fee information:
DKK 12,500 for EU/EEA and Swiss citizens and DKK 18,000 for non-EU/EEA citizens. The fees cover course registration, course materials, and examination. Fees do not include accommodation, living expenses and transportation costs in Copenhagen.
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