Short course Sexual and Reproductive Health in Humanitarian Crises 2021

This executive course is a full-time training, by academic staff and humanitarian practitioners, which focuses on Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) in humanitarian crises, using specific methods and tools. This course is delivered in partnership with the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) and LSHTM.

Information

Period

14 June 2021 - 18 June 2021
2 ECTS credits
20 Teaching hours
1 week. Around 50 hours of work for the whole course, including: • Approximately 20 hours of face-to-face teaching (lectures, group work, etc.) • Approximately 30 hours of self-study time

Language

English

Format

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

Contact

Location

Genève

Registration

Registration deadline

31 May 2021
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 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 16: Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development

Objectives

The overall objective of the course is to allow mid-level or senior managers to develop an understanding of sexual and reproductive health issues in emergencies and to provide them with skills to coordinate the implementation of a minimum set of sexual and reproductive health interventions at the onset of an emergency and as an integral part of health assistance programmes.

By the end of the seminar, participants will be able to:

  • Advocate for sexual and reproductive health in emergencies
  • Describe how an emergency situation, caused by for example conflict or disaster, affects reproductive health needs
  • Apply core concepts and techniques provided in the Minimum Initial Service Package (MISP) for SRH in Crises
  • Apply coordination skills for the implementation of the MISP
  • Draw implications for addressing SRH for communities in crisis in their own country context.

Audience

Professional in the health sector in humanitarian or development contexts looking to develop their competencies in sexual and reproductive health
Professional from other sectors such as logistics and management who wishes to increase their understanding of how to coordinate sexual and reproductive health programmes
Graduate student with relevant volunteer or intern experience, looking to undertake a postgraduate course with a view to entering the humanitarian sector

Learning outcomes

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

  • Advocate for sexual and reproductive health in emergencies
  • Describe how an emergency situation, caused by for example conflict or disaster, affects reproductive health needs
  • Apply core concepts and techniques provided in the Minimum Initial Service Package (MISP) for SRH in Crises
  • Apply coordination skills for the implementation of the MISP
  • Draw implications for addressing SRH for communities in crisis in their own country context.

Programme

  • Overview and coordination of SRH in crisis
  • Communication and advocacy
  • Gender-based violence
  • Coordinating maternal and newborn health
  • Family planning
  • HIV prevention and programming
  • Coordinating abortion care
  • Logistics, monitoring and evaluation

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)

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

Partnership

United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM)

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.

Number of participants

The number of participants is adapted to the chosen pedagogy.

Contribution to the SDGs

Goal 1: End poverty in all its forms everywhere 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 16: Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development

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