In the first week, students will be given an overview of how the humanitarian sector coordinates emergency responses, the mandates of various international NGOs, the legal frameworks for asylum seekers, refugees and IDPs (Internally Displaced Persons), as well as the design and construction of shelters that are context and climate specific.
During the second week, we will go into detail on WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene), examining both handbooks as well as context-specific and culture-specific considerations when designing a WASH programme or camp planning.
The third week focuses on camp design and management. Students will design a camp for a hypothetical emergency. To gain an understanding of the often complex and difficult reality of working in the humanitarian sector, problem solving exercises will be used in class which are based on real, lived experiences of refugee camp experts. The course will end with a multiple choice exam, and successful students will be given a certificate upon completion.
Please note: The exact schedule of the course may vary due to the availability of our teaching staff, who are often on-call in case of any humanitarian emergency.
Some of our lecturers include: