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Introduction to Humanitarian Emergencies

Start Date

7 February
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm





This eight week course, run by the Kimmage Development Studies Centre, will provide participants with an introduction to key aspects of Humanitarian Emergencies. The course runs weekly for 8 nights starting Wednesday 7th February 2018 at 6.30pm - 8.30pm at Comhlámh, which is situated at 12 Parliament St., Dublin 2. There is a concessionary rate of €100 for students or people not in paid employment. There is a €25 discount for Comhlámh members.

The course is aimed both at:

  • members of the general public who are keen to learn more about what actually happens in Emergencies and how communities, governments and aid agencies respond; and,
  • those working in government or aid organisations who are head office based and involved in some aspect of Emergencies i.e. in fundraising, public relations, awareness raising or development education but who are not actually on the front line and as a consequence do not have direct field experience of Emergency response.

Course Objectives

  • To provide participants with an introduction to key aspects of Humanitarian Emergencies.
  • To introduce and explain what actually happens in Emergencies.
  • To explore how communities, governments and aid agencies respond.
  • To introduce participants to key sectoral issues and responses, particularly related to public health, food security and nutrition, shelter and security.

Schedule and Topics Covered


Wednesday 7th February

Introduction to Emergencies

Wednesday 14th February

Establishing an Emergency Operation

Wednesday 21st February

Managing Emergencies

Wednesday 28th February

Representing Emergencies

Wednesday 7th March

Public Health in Emergencies

Wednesday 14th March

Water & Sanitation in Emergencies

Wednesday 21th March

Food Security & Nutrition in Emergencies

Wednesday 28th March

Gender Based Violence in Emergencies &
Future Developments in Humanitarian Action

For further information, please contact: Capacity Development Services (01) 4064341 or cds@kimmagedsc.ie.

Introduction to Humanitarian Emergencies

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