Short course Advocacy for Humanitarian Projects in Health 2021

This executive short course focuses on the tools and skills necessary to develop effective advocacy strategies for humanitarian interventions in the health area.

Information

Period

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2 ECTS credits
40 Teaching hours
1 week

Language

English

Format

On-site

Contact

+41 (0)22 908 44 53
cerahgeneve(at)unige.ch

Location

Genève

Registration

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Fees:

Total fees: CHF 1’500.-

Deposit: (upon acceptance of admission): CHF 200.-

There is no available scholarship for this programme.

Contribution to the SDGs

Goal 1: End poverty in all its forms everywhere Goal 2: End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture Goal 3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages Goal 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls Goal 10: Reduce inequality within and among countries Goal 11: Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable Goal 12: Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns Goal 16: Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development Goal 17: Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development

Objectives

  • Elaborate an advocacy plan to support programmatic objectives in medical humanitarian interventions
  • Define the principal steps for implementation of the advocacy plan
  • Choose the appropriate methodology for advocacy efforts according to the targeted audience

Audience

Professional in humanitarian social and development organisations who wants to improve his competencies as well as reflect and capitalise on his experiences
Professional from other sectors who wishes to deepen his understanding of the contemporary humanitarian action and understand how to transfer his acquired competencies in that sector
Post-graduate student with internship experience who wants to work in humanitarian action

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course, the participants will be able to:

  • Analyse the epidemiological situation and existing responses in the light of health policy, stakeholders, programme performances and available capacities
  • Argue the role of advocacy in the field of medical humanitarian actions
  • Elaborate and implement an advocacy strategy to support programmatic objectives in medical humanitarian actions
  • Determine which advocacy efforts to build up
  • Identify appropriate activities and tools for advocacy according to the issue at stake in a given context

Programme

  • Understanding the limits and the potential of advocacy in the frame of medical projects
  • Meeting specialists of advocacy
  • Practicing useful tools to set up an advocacy strategy
  • Develop an advocacy strategy applicable to practical case studies

Director(s)

Prof. Karl BLANCHET, Geneva Centre for Education and Research in Humanitarian Action (CERAH), a joint Centre of the University of Geneva and the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID), Geneva

Coordinator(s)

Jean-Marc BIQUET, CERAH

Partnership

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)
You want to know how advocacy can be developed to improve health care for people in crises situations? This short course will be of interest for you: improve your skills and discover new tools to develop effective advocacy strategies for humanitarian interventions in the area of health.

Pedagogical method

Using lectures, case studies and discussions, the general objective of the seminar is for participants to acquire the tools and skills adapted for effective advocacy of humanitarian interventions in the area of health.

Admission criteria

  • Hold a Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent university degree, plus a minimum of five years of work experience in the humanitarian, social or development sector
  • Hold a Master’s degree or an equivalent university degree, plus a minimum of two years of work experience in the humanitarian, social or development sector
  • Post-graduate students with internship experience who want to work in humanitarian action
  • Excellent command of English

    Number of participants

    Le nombre de participants est adapté à la pédagogie choisie.

    Contribution to the SDGs

    Goal 1: End poverty in all its forms everywhere Goal 2: End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture Goal 3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages Goal 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls Goal 10: Reduce inequality within and among countries Goal 11: Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable Goal 12: Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns Goal 16: Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development Goal 17: Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development

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