Short course Participatory Approaches with Crises-Affected Communities 2021

This course focuses on the development of a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the challenges, opportunities and limits of dialogue with communities – including intercultural communication, accountability and strategy – to build constructive relationships.

Information

Period

19 April 2021 - 23 April 2021
2 ECTS credits
40 Teaching hours
1 week

Language

English

Format

On-site

Contact

Location

Genève

Registration

Registration deadline

5 April 2021
APPLICATION DEADLINE 2 weeks before the start of the course. For candidates who need a VISA: 6 weeks before the start of the course.

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 4: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all Goal 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls Goal 6: Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all Goal 7: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all Goal 8: Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all Goal 9: Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation Goal 10: Reduce inequality within and among countries Goal 11: Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable Goal 13: Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts Goal 14: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development Goal 15: Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems Goal 16: Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development

Objectives

  • Describe the role of dialogue to facilitate the design and success of project implementation and apply a real accountability towards affected populations
  • Master the concepts of Dialogue with Communities, Community Engagement, Communication with Communities (CWC), Participation, Accountability, IEC, Acceptance & Perception
  • Analyse the impact acceptance and accountability concerns have on project implementation
  • Define a framework of monitoring and evaluation of communication in a process of community engagement

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 week, participants will be able:

In terms of knowledge:

  • To explain the importance of perception and accountability and their impact on communication strategy design
  • To explain what are the theories and principles of intercultural communication
  • To reflect on the interaction between communication and justice (for journalists as humanitarian actors)

In terms of skills:

  • To identify perception and acceptance issues
  • To analyse the impact they have on project implementation
  • To manage them through the communication process, involving with participation and accountability
  • To analyse communication content according to the organisation’s mandate and principles
  • To analyse information needs of crisis-affected populations

Programme

  • Information needs of the affected population
  • Intercultural communication
  • Acceptance and accountability
  • Management of rumors and risk communication
  • The use of information technologies
  • Participatory video or theatre
  • Monitoring and evaluation DWC

Director(s)

Prof. Karl BLANCHET, Geneva Centre of Humanitarian Studies, a joint Centre of the University of Geneva and the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID), Geneva

Coordinator(s)

Jean-Marc BIQUET, Geneva Centre of Humanitarian Studies
Actors of development or actors in humanitarian organizations, are you interested in developing the dialogue with communities in a strategic way? Would you like to deepen your knowledge in intercultural communication? Are you curious about the importance of accountability and the present limits of 2-way communication? This short course will be of interest for you.

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 communication in humanitarian settings.

Admission criteria

Documents required:

  • CV (Résumé)
  • Scanned copy of passport

More information about the admission process can be found on our application page.

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 4: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all Goal 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls Goal 6: Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all Goal 7: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all Goal 8: Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all Goal 9: Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation Goal 10: Reduce inequality within and among countries Goal 11: Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable Goal 13: Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts Goal 14: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development Goal 15: Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems Goal 16: Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development

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