Short course Participatory Approaches with Crises-Affected Communities 2020

This executive short course focuses on the understanding of the opportunities, challenges and limits of dialogue with communities to build constructive relationships; studying theories, case studies and practical implementation.

Information

Period

27 April 2020 - 30 April 2020
2 ECTS credits
40 Teaching hours
1 week

Language

English

Format

Distance learning

Contact

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

Location

Genève

Registration

Registration deadline

20 April 2020

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 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 10: Reduce inequality within and among countries Goal 11: Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable 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

  • 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 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
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

  • 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 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 10: Reduce inequality within and among countries Goal 11: Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable 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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