SIDA HUMANITARIAN ACTION AND COORDINATION TRAINING

Sweden 2009-2011

GEG designed and facilitated training on operating in humanitarian environments

Background: Following the Indian Ocean Tsunami there was an increased awareness of the need to ensure Swedish nationals and partner agency staff are better prepared when deploying into high risk humanitarian natural disaster and conflict situations.  GEG provided ongoing regular support to Sida through the design, development, implementation and facilitation of the Advanced Training Program on Humanitarian Action (ATHA) Humanitarian Response and Coordination Training. The purpose of the ATHA course is to highlight the complexity and importance of humanitarian coordination and its key role in strengthening response capacity, efficiency, predictability, and accountability among both traditional and non-traditional humanitarian actors.

Requirement: Specialized themed training on operating in humanitarian situations with a focus on coordination.

GEG Contribution GEG designed and facilitated course material that supplemented and improved upon existing Sida/ATHA content. Additionally, GEG designed and implemented a simulation exercise scenario within the course structure to provide a forum for responders from many different Swedish agencies and their southern counterparts. The new training product delivered training of the highest quality and engagement level for participants.

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