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    Building a Better Response workshop on the international humanitarian coordination system for NGOs: Announcement of Remote Learning Workshop in South Asia

    The workshop is scheduled to take place remotely, August 31-September 2, 2021 – 3:00-6:30 PM AFT / 4:00-7:30 PM IST daily on Zoom.

    The application deadline for the workshop is August 2, 2021

    If you are interested in attending the workshop, please send the completed application form to: bbr@concern.net. If you have already participated in a BBR workshop, please forward this opportunity to your colleagues. The application form and announcement document can be found at the bottom of this page. 


    The Building a Better Response (BBR) project is offering a series of 3-day remote learning workshops to strengthen the capacity of NGO personnel engaging in the international humanitarian coordination system during complex emergencies. The aim of these workshops is to provide participants with an in-depth understanding of the international coordination system for large-scale emergencies and help participants identify where they can take action and engage directly within the system through a coordinated response. These workshops will enhance the knowledge gained from the Building a Better Response E-Learning Course (www.buildingabetterresponse.org), which participants are required to complete before attending the workshops. Through case studies, interactive activities, and group dialogues, participants will gain an understanding on topics such as humanitarian principles and standards, country-level leadership, and humanitarian programming cycle and financing will be addressed as they relate to coordination.

     

    Target Audience

    The target audience for this workshop is staff working in the South Asia region specifically in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka from local, national, or international NGOs, who are engaged in humanitarian response, have elements of humanitarian coordination included in their job responsibilities, and who are committed to promoting coordination within their organizations.

    Ideal candidates include:
    Staff who are regularly deployed on emergency response teams
    HQ or field staff who are assigned to actively engage within clusters
    NGO representatives on humanitarian leadership fora
    Personnel who are regularly required to interact with humanitarian funding mechanisms and the Humanitarian Programme Cycle
    NGO staff responsible for capacity building/training within their organization specific to the content of this workshop


     For more information about the BBR project, please visit: www.internationalmedicalcorps.org/bbr.

    To access the e-learning, you can register here: www.BuildingABetterResponse.org

    To watch a 1-minute advertisement about the e-learning, click here: http://youtu.be/RR5ykMyoAJw

     The Building a Better Response project aims to provide training to strengthen the capacity of humanitarian actors to engage with the international humanitarian coordination system, including during complex humanitarian emergencies, and by doing so, improve 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.


    In order to strengthen the capacity of NGO personnel to coordinate with humanitarian systems in a manner that improves overall response to the needs of affected populations, the BBR project is implementing a series of workshops for NGO staff.The aim of these workshops is to provide participants with an in-depth understanding of the international coordination system for large-scale emergencies and help participants identify where they can take action and engage directly within the system. During the workshop, case studies, interactive activities, and group dialogues are used to enhance the knowledge gained from the e-learning.

    The target audience for the workshops is staff from national and international NGOs engaged in humanitarian response who have elements of humanitarian coordination included in their job responsibilities, and who are committed to promoting coordination within their organizations.

    If you are interested in receiving more information about BBR workshops, please contact: bbr@internationalmedicalcorps.org.

    Le programme BBR a été élaboré dans le cadre d'un processus consultatif auquel ont participé plus de 1200 employés d'ONG nationales et internationales du monde entier. Les ateliers BBR sont organisés dans plusieurs pays du monde. Ils se déroulent de façon interactive et participative, et sont conçus pour renforcer les connaissances acquises lors de la formation en ligne. Cliquez ici pour en apprendre davantage.




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