Short course Designing an Advocacy Strategy for Humanitarian Action 2021

This course provides a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of traditional and digital media. It focuses specifically on the uses of media in humanitarian settings and with humanitarian organisations.

Information

Period

26 April 2021 - 30 April 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) • Approximately 30 hours of self-study time (readings, reflexive analysis)

Language

English

Format

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

Contact

Location

Genève

Registration

Registration deadline

12 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 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 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

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

  • Understanding of the different objectives and steps of an advocacy strategy
  • Ability to analyse a context in order to design an advocacy strategy
  • Capacity to design an advocacy strategy using tools and methods seen in class.

Audience

• Professionals in the humanitarian, development or social sector looking to develop their competencies in advocacy.
• Professionals working in the communication, advocacy or journalism fields who wish to gain specific knowledge of humanitarian advocacy before changing their professional career towards humanitarian action.
• Graduate students with relevant volunteer or intern experience, looking to undertake a postgraduate course with a view to entering the humanitarian sector.

Programme

• Concept clarification, limits and constraints of advocacy
• Step by Step approach for advocacy
• Stakeholder mapping
• Group work on case studies
• Practical experiences of advocacy experts

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 provides a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of traditional and digital media. It focuses specifically on the uses of media in humanitarian settings and with humanitarian organisations. Students will be able to critical reflect on the influence and power of the media and learn how to fully use their potential for effective communication.
The course offers media training on making humanitarian news, with a public relations outreach (press conference, media interview).

Pedagogical method

Using lectures, case studies and discussions with professionals in humanitarian advocacy, the general objective of the seminar is for participants to acquire the tools and skills necessary to develop an effective advocacy strategy in support to operational humanitarian projects.

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 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 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 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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