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Building a Better Response e-Learning Launch

International Medical Corps is pleased to announce the launch of the Building a Better Response e-learning on the international humanitarian coordination system.

The e-learning course aims to build the knowledge of NGO workers and other humanitarian actors in the international coordination system for large-scale emergencies, humanitarian leadership, basics of humanitarian funding and planning, and other areas of importance to humanitarian response.

The e-learning can be accessed at: www.BuildingABetterResponse.org.

The Building a Better Response e-learning course consists of five units:

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

Those who complete all five units will receive a certificate from the Humanitarian Academy at Harvard.

We encourage NGO staff, as well as other humanitarian actors, who are engaged in humanitarian response, or who may benefit from increased knowledge in order to be better prepared for future emergencies, to take this course. Together, we can improve our coordination capacity and better respond to the needs of affected populations.

The Building a Better Response project is funded by the US Agency for International Development, Office of US Foreign Disaster Assistance, and is implemented through a consortium of International Medical Corps, Concern Worldwide, and the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative. Additional questions about the project can be directed to: bbr@InternationalMedicalCorps.org.