NOHA Summer School in Humanitarian Protection

Registration is now open for the NOHA Summer School in Humanitarian Protection hosted by the University of Deusto (29 June-3 July 2015).

This second edition of this unique five-day Summer School on humanitarian protection offers an informed and practice­-oriented approach to the main challenges, current discussions and key issues around humanitarian 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.

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 course will be delivered in English. By the end of the course, we expect that participants will be able to:

  • Integrate protection considerations in their daily practices in humanitarian work
  • Assess risks and needs in protection
  • Design a humanitarian protection programme
  • Take informed decisions when facing humanitarian protection dilemmas.

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