Sida and The Program on Humanitaran Policy and Conflict Research at Harvard University (HPCR) has presented new platform for the Advanced Training Program on Humanitarian Action (ATHA).
According to Sida’s homepage, the Swedish development fund and HPCR, through training and partnerships with relevant actors, seek to establish a network of humanitarian aid professionals and thereby serve their training and information needs, and provide a space for reflection on emerging challenges to humanitarian aid organizations and other actors working in complex political emergencies. The program strives to provide fundamental knowledge of humanitarian activities in both theory and practice, in an international context.
“In these days various humanitarian actors are increasingly called upon to work in complex and unstable situations. The increased exposure of the staff of international agencies to conflict environments is an emerging trend, which necessitates the development of strategic tools to enhance the capacity of these organizations in high-risk environments, in terms of planning, communication, negotiation of access and security of staff. Great benefit is to be derived from professional training and through information resources, which improves planning and operational capabilities” Sida writes in a press release
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