Integrity, Accountability and Transparency in Humanitarian Operations Online Training Course

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The Institute of International Humanitarian Affairs offers online humanitarian training courses for humanitarian students and practitioners around the world, designed to prepare current and future aid workers with the knowledge and skills needed to respond effectively to humanitarian crises and disasters.

This course will examine the values, principles, and ethical standards that humanitarian personnel must follow when engaged in humanitarian work. Adherence to these values, principles, and standards is critical in developing and maintaining beneficiary confidence, in promoting a strong public image, in cultivating an effective workforce, and in nurturing accountability and transparency. At the end of this course, students will have a better understanding of the meaning of ethics in the context of humanitarian work; the standards of conduct applicable to humanitarian personnel; how to systematically approach ethical problem situations; key ethical and corruption risks pertaining to the humanitarian sector; how to report and deal with ethical breaches, including sexual and other interpersonal misconduct; and how to make ethical decisions and where to seek help.

This course will be taught by Professor Lex Takkenberg

Fee information

This course can be taken for 3 academic credits or for no academic credit at a reduced cost. Cost with credit: $1,546 per credit Cost without credit: $915

How to register

To apply to an In-Person or Online Humanitarian Training Course:

  • Create an application
  • Select "Institute of International Humanitarian Affairs"
  • Select Online Humanitarian Training Course
  • Select credit option
  • Select online course or courses

Course Registration Inquiries

Ellen Bratina

International Programs Officer, Institute of International Humanitarian Affairs (IIHA), Fordham University

Email: miha@fordham.edu