Humanitarian & Disaster Response Simulation Training Program POSTPONED

Date: October 19-22, 2017  POSTPONED UNTIL SPRING 2018

Location: Vancouver area (TBC)

Cost: Early bird special $1495 CAD before September 15th

The cost of the program includes access to a 32 hour online humanitarian training certificate program


October 18: welcome wine and cheese with expert humanitarian faculty

October 19: in class pre-simulation preparatory training

October 20-22: field simulation exercise

The Humanitarian & Disaster Response Simulation Training Program is designed to simulate a complex humanitarian emergency that requires a comprehensive understanding of war, natural disasters and forced displacement, and the impact of cultural contexts on the affected populations. Students are immersed in the simulation for the whole weekend, working in multidisciplinary, NGO-based teams, each tasked with a series of activities serving the fictional populations. Teams must find dynamic solutions to complicated problems including security incidents, mass displacement, child soldiers, environmental shocks, limited resources, supply issues, assessments and donor relations.

Students apply their skills in areas specific to humanitarian response including: health, WASH, food, shelter, security and protection. They also use core humanitarian principles to coordinate the emergency response; this includes running meetings and applying global standards for all areas of humanitarian response.

This training program is a great first step for those interested in working or volunteering in global health or the humanitarian sector.

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