NOHA Advanced Summer School in Humanitarian Protection 2016 / Brussels

The fourth edition of this unique course on humanitarian protection offers an informed and practice­-oriented approach to the main challenges, current discussions and key issues around humanitarian protection.

The fourth edition of this unique course on humanitarian protection offers an informed and practice­-oriented approach to the main challenges, current discussions and key issues around humanitarian protection. The course consists of a combination of lectures, case studies and in-­depth discussions. Participants will be presented with concepts and tools to assess protection needs in order to develop programs in protection.

The protection of affected populations in situations of crisis, such as armed conflicts or natural disasters, has become a main element of humanitarian action. Humanitarian agencies have developed policies, manuals and guidelines in protection. However, its operationalization remains a challenge due to, inter alia, the persistent ambiguity of the concept, its complexity, and, in many cases, the lack of external references and standards for implementation.

This course is a blend of theory and practical learning which will introduce participants to sector-specific information, will give them practical opportunities to apply the concepts to operational approaches to humanitarian protection, and will equip participants with skills and competencies for designing and implementing humanitarian protection projects and activities.

The course faculty is comprised of leading experts from around the humanitarian world presenting conceptual and practical insight into the course content thus providing students with first-hand experience and examples and case studies drawn from major humanitarian emergencies.

The NOHA Advanced Summer School in Humanitarian Protection is organised by the University of Deusto, member of the NOHA Network, with the collaboration of Oxfam GB, Intermon-Oxfam and Protection International, and the financial support of DG ECHO. 

Course directors:

  • Dr. Cristina Churruca Muguruza(Human Rights Institute – University of Deusto)
  • Enrique Eguren (Protection International)

You can find more information about the School here and here