MIDLANDS STATE UNIVERSITY

FACULTY OF ARTS AND HUMANITIES

DEPARTMENT OF DEVELOPMENT STUDIES

SHORT COURSE IN HUMANITARIAN EMERGENCIES (HE) AND DISASTER MANAGEMENT OPERATIONS (DMO)

Rationale for the Course: The course is necessitated by the increased frequency, duration, and intensity of both natural and man-made disasters such as climate-induced floods and cyclones, terrorist activities, civil war, armed conflicts as well as sporadic outbursts of violence. This has created a pressing need for a competently trained workforce of humanitarian professionals who are ready to efficiently and effectively respond. The course, therefore, aims at enhancing the knowledge of students on the foundations and principles of humanitarian assistance. It will also enhance the leadership and management skills of professionals working with populations in need of humanitarian assistance, particularly international refugees and displaced populations. 

Course content: Introduction to humanitarian emergencies:: International Humanitarian Law, Humanitarian Principles and Ethics::Coordinating Humanitarian assistance and Protection::Safety and security in HE::Humanitarian Needs Assessment:: Disasters, Disaster Preparedness, management and resilience::Resource Mobilisation and Management in HE::Gender Issues in Humanitarian Situations::Public Health issues in HE::Psycho-Social Support in Humanitarian Emergencies::The Media and Communication in Humanitarian Emergencies::Human Rights Issues in Humanitarian Emergencies

Programme Fee: US$200

Entry Requirements: The course is open to anyone with 5 Ordinary level passes 

Course Duration: 12 weeks

Class Hours: Every Saturday, 9 am-12 midday

Mode of Delivery: The lectures shall be delivered virtually

For further information regarding the course and registration, procedures contact Mr. C. Munhande cell 263773568280, email munhandec@staff.msu.ac.zw or Dr. T. Muzorewa email muzorewat@staff.msu.ac.zw 0733290663

 

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