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
20 Teaching hours
Workload: Around 50 hours of work for the whole course, including: • Approximately 20 hours of face-to-face teaching (lectures, debate, group work) • Approximately 30 hours of self-study time (pre-readings, reflexive analysis, case study)

Language

English

Format

On-site – switch over to online-learning if required

Contact

Geneva Centre of Humanitarian Studies
+41 (0)22 908 44 53
humanitarianstudies(at)unige.ch

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

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

  • Analyse the impact acceptance and accountability concerns have on project implementation.
  • Develop critical analysis on the scope of present experiences in terms of Dialogue with Communities and Accountability
  • Identify emergence of rumours and adopt an adapted communication response
  • Distinguish the various tools and strategies experienced to develop the dialogue according to its different objectives
  • Apply a strategy for acceptance to a case study.

Audience

• Professional in the humanitarian, development or social sector, specifically field staff, looking to develop his competencies in communication and dialogue
• Professional from the communication sector who wishes to increase his understanding of Communication methods and philosophy in humanitarian projects

This course is particularly indicated for humanitarian field workers and managers.

Programme

• Concepts and definitions related to participatory approaches and dialogue with communities
• Accountability and Feedback mechanisms
• Intercultural communication
• Humanitarian anthropology
• Participatory communication
• Management of rumours
• Monitoring and Evaluation of participatory approaches

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)

Dr. Jean-Marc BIQUET, Geneva Centre of Humanitarian Studies
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. Based on the experience and know-how of various organisations, the course is a mix of theory and practical exercises.

Pedagogical method

Using lectures, case studies and discussions, the general objective of this intensive course is for participants to acquire the tools and skills adapted for effective communication in humanitarian settings.

Admission criteria

Admission requirements:

  1. a university qualification (bachelor’s degree or equivalent);
  2. at least three years of relevant professional experience;
  3. excellent command of English;
  4. motivation working in the humanitarian sector.

Documents required:

  • CV (Résumé)
  • Scanned copy of passport
  • A passport photo (.jpg format).

More information about the admission process is available on our application page.

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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