The Building a Better Response (BBR) project, a consortium of International Medical Corps, Concern Worldwide and Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, is launching a series of workshops that will commence this spring.
BBR has been working over the past year to develop an e-learning training tool to enhance the skills of Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) staff to engage with humanitarian coordination systems. In preparation for the development of a curriculum for the e-learning tool, a series of consultations were conducted with NGO staff and other stakeholders in the humanitarian community. A major theme identified by consultation participants was that, in addition to the e-learning tool, there is a need for immediate training on the international humanitarian architecture. In response, BBR will conduct nine, two-day workshops globally, including in Amman, Jordan and Manila, Philippines with a pilot workshop in Uganda next month. The workshops will offer NGO staff the opportunity to increase their knowledge on key aspects of the humanitarian architecture: the cluster system, humanitarian country leadership, and humanitarian funding mechanisms.
The “Building a Better Response: Strengthening Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) Capacity and Engagement in the International Humanitarian Architecture” project is funded by USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance and is being implemented by a consortium of International Medical Corps, Concern Worldwide, and Harvard Humanitarian Initiative.