Building a Better Response

Enhancing the capacity of national and international NGO workers and other humanitarian actors to engage with the international humanitarian coordination system in a manner that improves overall coordination and responds to the needs of crisis-affected populations

The Building a Better Response (BBR) project aims to enhance the capacity of national and international NGO workers and other humanitarian actors to engage with the international humanitarian coordination system in a manner that improves overall coordination and responds to the needs of crisis-affected populations. Through a consultative approach, the program produces capacity strengthening tools including e-learning and in-person workshops. The e-course is available in English, Arabic and French!

Update: New BBR e-learning unit on complex humanitarian emergencies

Spearheaded by International Medical Corps, in collaboration with Concern Worldwide and the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, the Building a Better Response (BBR) project is being implemented through a consortium that leverages a unique combination of operational and technical expertise.

Through a consultative and multi-targeted approach, the program is producing capacity strengthening tools that increase the impact of emergency responders. These tools will be broadly disseminated through global networks, including international and national-level NGO consortia, in order to ensure maximum exposure and impact.

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BBR E-Learning Course Covers:

  • Foundations of Humanitarian Action
  • The International Humanitarian Architecture
  • The Cluster Approach
  • Planning and Funding the Humanitarian Response
  • International Law and Humanitarian Standards
  • Complex Humanitarian Emergencies

The Building a Better Response project, together with the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) and the International Humanitarian City, launched the Building a Better Response (BBR) e-learning course in Arabic with a panel discussion in Dubai on the role of local non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in humanitarian response. The event came in advance of the World Humanitarian Summit, set to take place in Istanbul in May 2016, where much of the conversation is expected to focus on placing local actors at the center of humanitarian response.

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BBR Resource Library

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