Online course, Different Needs-Equal Opportunities; Increasing Effectiveness of Humanitarian Action

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Different Needs - Equal Opportunities: Increasing Effectiveness of Humanitarian Action for Women, Girls, Boys and Men is a new online course presented by the IASC. It learns you how to effectively integrate gender equality into your humanitarian programmes and enables you to practice your skills through an interactive, online, simulated humanitarian crisis. By the end of the course, you will earn a certificate in gender mainstreaming in humanitarian settings. Published in 2010, this online course provides the basic steps a humanitarian worker must take to ensure gender equality in programming. The course includes information on the core issues of gender and how it relates to other aspects of humanitarian response. The three hour, self-paced course provides information and scenarios which will enable you to practice developing gender-sensitive programming. This training is based on the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) Gender Handbook and related IASC guidelines, including the Guidelines for Gender-based Violence Interventions in Humanitarian Settings and others. Committed Agencies: The following organizations are committed to providing the E-Learning course in their staff training and/or to encouraging staff to complete the course, as well as facilitating access for partners. * CARE * CRS * FAO * InterAction * IRC * Norwegian Refugee Council’s Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre * OCHA * OHCHR * Relief International * UNFPA * UNHCR * UNICEF * WFP * WHO * Women's Refugee Commission * The World Bank’s Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery If you would learn how to include this course in your organization's training curriculum, email Julie Montgomery: 

You can take the training through the UN Women Training Centre;