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About the Project
BBR aims to fill knowledge gaps by providing an easily accessible and high quality online platform, as well as in-person training geared toward NGOs and other humanitarian actors.The “Building a Better Response: Strengthening Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) Capacity and Engagement in the International Humanitarian Coordination System” project aims to strengthen the capacity of national and international NGO personnel, as well as other humanitarian actors, to engage with the international humanitarian coordination system in a manner that improves overall coordination and response to the needs of affected populations. Funded by the US Agency for International Development Office of US Foreign Disaster Assistance, the project is being implemented through a consortium that brings together a combination of operational and technical expertise, spearheaded by International Medical Corps in collaboration with Concern Worldwide and the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative.

Our Mission
To provide foundational training in the international humanitarian coordination system for NGOs and others wishing to improve coordination in disaster response.

Our Vision
We envision a world where highly skilled and resilient humanitarian actors are capable of responding efficiently and effectively in times of crisis.

Our Role
As a consortium of NGOs and an academic initiative, we have combined our areas of expertise in order to develop a comprehensive, online course that provides training in the following areas:

Foundations of humanitarian action
The international humanitarian coordination system
The cluster approach
Planning and funding disaster responses 
International law and humanitarian standards
Complex humanitarian emergencies

Who we are:

International Medical Corps
International Medical Corps is a global, humanitarian, nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training and relief and development programs. Established in 1984 by volunteer doctors and nurses, International Medical Corps is a private, voluntary, nonpolitical, nonsectarian organization. Its mission is to improve the quality of life through health interventions and related activities that build local capacity in underserved communities worldwide. By offering training and health care to local populations and medical assistance to people at highest risk, and with the flexibility to respond rapidly to emergency situations, International Medical Corps rehabilitates devastated health care systems and helps bring them back to self-reliance.

Concern Worldwide
Concern Worldwide is a non-governmental, international, humanitarian organization dedicated to the reduction of poverty in the world’s poorest regions. Concern is active in 26 countries and implements emergency response programs as well as long-term development programs in areas including livelihoods, health,  and education. Concern brings over 49 years of experience helping the poorest and most vulnerable communities to this project, ensuring that the voices of all participants are heard.

The Harvard Humanitarian Initiative
The Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI) is University-wide center supported by Harvard University's Office of the Provost and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health through the Department of Global Health and Population. HHI’s mission is to improve the effectiveness of humanitarian strategies for relief, protection, and prevention through research, humanitarian programs. Instill human rights principles and practices in these strategies and educate and train the next generation of humanitarian leaders.


À propos du projet
Le projet « Vers une intervention humanitaire plus efficace » (Building a Better Response, BBR) a pour objectif de renforcer les capacités des travailleurs d'ONG nationales et internationales et d’autres acteurs humanitaires à participer activement au système de coordination humanitaire internationale, afin d’en améliorer la coordination globale et d’optimiser la réponse aux besoins des populations affectées par des crises. Le programme, par le biais d'une approche consultative, produit des outils de renforcement des capacités, notamment ce cours de formation en ligne ainsi que des ateliers. Fondé par le US Agency for International Development Office of US Foreign Disaster Assistance, ce projet est la vision des partenaires humanitaires, dirigé par le International Medical Corps en collaboration avec Concern Worldwide et le Harvard Humanitarian Initiative.

Notre mission
Créer des formations fondamentales pour ceux qui veulent devenir plus expertes dans le système de coordination de l’aide humanitaire internationale.

Notre vision
Un monde dans lequel des acteurs humanitaires auraient la capacité de répondre aux désastres plus efficacement avec plus des compétences et de résilience.

Our Role
Dans un consortium qui consiste des ONG internationales et d’une initiative académique, nous avons mélangé nos expertises a créé une formation en ligne qui traite les grands domaines suivants:

Les fondements de l’action humanitaire
Le système de coordination de l’aide humanitaire internationale
L'approche de grappes (the cluster system)
La préparation et le financement dans les réponses aux désastres
Le droit international et les normes humanitaires
Les urgences humanitaires complexes

Who we are:

International Medical Corps
International Medical Corps is a global, humanitarian, nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training and relief and development programs. Established in 1984 by volunteer doctors and nurses, International Medical Corps is a private, voluntary, nonpolitical, nonsectarian organization. Its mission is to improve the quality of life through health interventions and related activities that build local capacity in underserved communities worldwide. By offering training and health care to local populations and medical assistance to people at highest risk, and with the flexibility to respond rapidly to emergency situations, International Medical Corps rehabilitates devastated health care systems and helps bring them back to self-reliance.

Concern Worldwide
Concern Worldwide is a non-governmental, international, humanitarian organization dedicated to the reduction of poverty in the world’s poorest regions. Concern is active in 26 countries and implements emergency response programs as well as long-term development programs in areas including livelihoods, health,  and education. Concern brings over 49 years of experience helping the poorest and most vulnerable communities to this project, ensuring that the voices of all participants are heard.

The Harvard Humanitarian Initiative
The Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI) is University-wide center supported by Harvard University's Office of the Provost and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health through the Department of Global Health and Population. HHI’s mission is to improve the effectiveness of humanitarian strategies for relief, protection, and prevention through research, humanitarian programs. Instill human rights principles and practices in these strategies and educate and train the next generation of humanitarian leaders.


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