Short course Sexual and Reproductive Health in Humanitarian Crises 2021

This executive course is a full time training, given 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).

Information

Period

14 June 2021 - 18 June 2021
2 ECTS credits
40 Teaching hours
1 week

Language

English

Format

On-site

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 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

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)

To be announced

Partnership

United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
Neglecting sexual and reproductive health in acute, protracted and chronically underfunded crisis situations has potentially serious consequences. It is essential for the survival and well-being of populations affected by crises that emergency and recovery responses include life-saving sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services integrated into primary health care services.

Addressing reproductive health in crisis situations is essential for the realisation of the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD Cairo, 1994), where the needs of populations surviving crises were stated: “All migrants, refugees, asylum seekers and displaced persons should receive basic education and health services.

CERAH offers a one-week intensive course on Sexual and Reproductive Health in Emergencies. This course was developed jointly with the Norwegian Refugee Council’s standby roster NORCAP and UNFPA.

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

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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