NOHA Intensive Programme

Intensive Programme is an introductory 6 days course which brings together NOHA students from all partner universities. Since 2010 it is organised at the premises of the University of Warsaw at the beginning of September each year.

The Intensive Programme is an initial inter-university joint course that:

  • brings together NOHA students, lecturers and researchers as well as a significant number of consultants, international experts, policy makers, aid managers and other guest speakers from NGOs and IGOs;
  • presents a wide range of humanitarian action issues by different specialists from both, the field and academia;
  • combines activities that are vital for the multicultural and interdisciplinary training of the future humanitarian action professional;
  • successfully combines theory (through lectures) and practice (through workshops, simulations exercises and case studies) based on the Network's teaching-learning policy; and
  • serves as a unique forum where participants from different parts of the world and with different backgrounds, perspectives and expectations, share knowledge and experiences on current issues and problems in the area of humanitarian action.

The Intensive Programme introduces students to:

  • the NOHA Master's Degree profile
  • key principles and concepts underlying humanitarian action
  • the main actors in the field of humanitarian relief, their policies and strategies
  • contemporary issues and challenges facing humanitarian actors

Location: University of Warsaw

humanitarian access

4-9 September 2017, Warsaw
hosted by the University of Warsaw

The objectives of the NOHA IP are threefold. Firstly, new students are introduced to NOHA, our policies and programmes, and the people you will engage with over the course of your studies. Secondly, you will be introduced to the principles that characterise humanitarian action, some of the key humanitarian stakeholders and the main contemporary humanitarian challenges. Thirdly, you will analyse one of these contemporary challenges, namely the humanitarian access, through an interdisciplinary framework that you will establish with NOHA Faculty. This topic has been selected for the 2017 NOHA IP given its importance to the humanitarian stakeholders all around the globe.

Agenda

The Intensive Programme is deliberately conceived as a series of working sessions which are indeed very intensive in nature. Participants are requested to fully engage both during the Programme and through their final assignments to build into NOHA’s understanding of the transformation of Humanitarian Action and possibly contribute to the process itself. The draft agenda will be available soon.

This year simulation exercise takes place in the field, please take comfortable (e.g. sport) clothes with you for that purpose!

READINGS

It is essential that the students come prepared to the Intensive Programme. The reading material will be available soon.

Speakers

The NOHA Intensive Programme 2017 gathers NOHA Faculty members, a vast range of consultants, international experts, policy makers, aid managers and other guest speakers from NGOs and IGOs. They are to share with NOHA students their experience of work in the humanitarian sector.


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Localising response and subsidiarity

5-10 September 2016, Warsaw
hosted by the University of Warsaw

The objectives of the NOHA IP are threefold. Firstly, new students are introduced to NOHA, our policies and programmes, and the people you will engage with over the course of your studies. Secondly, you will be introduced to the principles that characterise humanitarian action, some of the key humanitarian stakeholders and the main contemporary humanitarian challenges. Thirdly, you will analyse one of these contemporary challenges, namely to ‘put affected people at the centre of the humanitarian effort’ through an interdisciplinary framework that you will establish with NOHA Faculty. This topic has been selected for the 2016 NOHA IP given its centrality to the UN General Secretary’s recently published ‘Agenda for Humanity’.

Agenda

The Intensive Programme is deliberately conceived as a series of working sessions which are indeed very intensive in nature. Participants are requested to fully engage both during the Programme and through their final assignments to build into NOHA’s understanding of the transformation of Humanitarian Action and possibly contribute to the process itself. See the final Agenda.

This year simulation exercise takes place in the field, please take comfortable (e.g. sport) clothes with you for that purpose!

READINGS

It is essential that the students come prepared to the Intensive Programme. See the IP Course Readings  recommended (most of the materials are available for download below).

Speakers

The NOHA Intensive Programme 2016 gathers NOHA Faculty members, a vast range of consultants, international experts, policy makers, aid managers and other guest speakers from NGOs and IGOs. They are to share with NOHA students their experience of work in the humanitarian sector. See an expanding List of the Speakers.

Useful information

The IP will be organized at the premises of the University of Warsaw, mostly within the proximity of the historical main campus. Several other locations, however, will also be explored. See a Practical Guide for Students which will help you in moving around Warsaw during the IP.


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Humanitarians and future humanitarians in the run-up to the World Humanitarian Summit

7-13 September 2015, Warsaw
co-organised by the University of Warsaw and Aix-Marseille Université 

CALL FOR EXTERNAL APPLICANTS

Humanitarian Action is presently going through an important, collective transformation process, with, in particular, the World Humanitarian Summit (WHS) which aims to address the most pressing humanitarian issues and reshape the way humanitarian stakeholders respond to crises across the globe. The WHS is expected to improve the efficiency of humanitarian action, through, inter alia, innovation, greater mobilization, and better disaster risk reduction. The WHS process of consultations and contributions is on-going and the NOHA IP takes place with this process in mind. The WHS themes and topics give shape to the 2015 Intensive Programme.

IP 2015

Agenda

The Intensive Programme is deliberately conceived as a series of working sessions which are indeed very intensive in nature. Participants are requested to fully engage both during the Programme and through their final assignments to build into NOHA’s understanding of the transformation of Humanitarian Action and possibly contribute to the process itself. See the final Agenda.

This year simulation exercise takes place in the field, please take comfortable (e.g. sport) clothes with you for that purpose!

READINGS

It is essential that the students come prepared to the Intensive Programme. See the Core Course Readings recommended.

Speakers

The NOHA Intensive Programme 2015 gathers NOHA Faculty members, a vast range of consultants, international experts, policy makers, aid managers and other guest speakers from NGOs and IGOs. They are to share with NOHA students their experience of work in the humanitarian sector. See an expanding List of the Speakers.

Useful information

The IP will be organized at the premises of the University of Warsaw, mostly within the proximity of the historical main campus. Several other locations, however, will also be explored. See a Practical Guide for Students which will help you in moving around Warsaw during the IP.


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Humanitarian Principles and Implementation of International Standards for Better Humanitarian Aid?

6-12 September 2014, Warsaw
co-organised by the University of Warsaw and Ruhr-University Bochum

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Working as a humanitarian in a religiously diverse world

7-13 September 2013, Warsaw
co-organised by the University of Warsaw and Uppsala University

A Global Humanitarian System

8-14 September 2012, Warsaw
co-organised by the University of Warsaw and the University of Deusto

Post-Conflict Rehabilitation. The Balkan cases

2-9 September 2011, Warsaw
co-organised by the University of Warsaw and the Catholic University of Louvain

Humanitarian Space: Threats and Challenges

2-10 September 2010, Warsaw
co-organised by the University of Warsaw and the University of Groningen

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