IASC Training

IASC Training

IASC Training

The Inter-Agency Standing Committe (IASC) offers the following Inter-Agency trainings:

Different Needs - Equal Opportunities - English and French

A free online IASC course Different Needs-Equal Opportunities is available here in French and English.

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This self-directed ecourse 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, including camp management and coordination, education, food issues, gender-based violence, health, livelihoods, non-food items, protection, shelter, water, sanitation, and hygiene. Participants respond to a hypothetical, virtual disaster, solve real-life problems, and learn why gender should be a priority in humanitarian action in the self-paced, interactive course.

What is the purpose of the course?

The 3-5 hour course provides practical approaches on how to ensure that the needs of women, girls, boys and men are being met in humanitarian situations, as well as ensuring their full participation in all aspects of humanitarian programming.

Who should I contact for further information?

Please contact:  grg.secretariat@unwomen.org for more information.


Des besoins différents, Des changes égales

Ce cours est actuellement disponible en français et en anglais

Améliorer l’efficacité de l’action humanitaire pour les femmes, les filles, les garçons et les hommes

Apprendre pourquoi et comment l’intégration de l’égalité des sexes dans la programmation humanitaire peut conduire à une réponse plus efficace et à une protection accrue pour les personnes que nous servons.

Suivez ce cours en ligne gratuit, basé sur le manuel de genre de l’IASC et sur les directives sur les violences basées sur le genre. .

Pour plus d’informations sur le cours, visitez le site www.iasc-elearning.org


IASC e-learning on Gender Equality in Humanitarian Action

This training provides introductory guidance – through information and practical examples – on the fundamentals of applying a gender-equality approach across all stages of the humanitarian programming cycle.

Based on the content of the IASC’s 2017 Gender Handbook for Humanitarian Action, it is intended for all humanitarian staff from UN, NGOs, government and civil society looking for an introduction on how to integrate gender equality, and the empowerment of women and girls in the assessment, planning, implementation and monitoring of humanitarian programming.


  • 1. Introduction to gender equality in humanitarian action

       Moduless 2-6: How to integrate gender equality into the Humanitarian Programme Cycle

  • 2. Needs assessment and analysis
  • 3. Strategic Planning
  • 4. Resource Mobilization
  • 5. Implementation and monitoring
  • 6. Operational peer review and evaluation'

Emergency Team Leadership Programme (ETLP)

In the wake of a 2005 study by the IASC Task Force on Training, the IASC authorized the development of the Emergency Team Leadership Programme (ETLP) to promote cross-organisational participation and inter-agency leadership development in order to support the development of competencies for team leaders. UNHCR was selected to administer the training and the first course kicked-off in 2006.

ETLP Overview:

The ETLP enhances the effectiveness of participants in inter-agency leadership roles or as emergency team leaders. Because of its unique inter-agency participations, the workshop focuses on leadership, self-awareness and interpersonal skills, rather than on emergency technical (e.g. emergency operations, sectoral planning, logistics, staff security, etc.) or managerial skills. Each ETLP accommodates up to 20 participants and sessions are held 2-3 times yearly.

Key themes addressed in the programme include “emotional intelligence,” “situational leadership,” “collaborative negotiation,” “decision-making in emergencies,” “team care/trust building” and “coaching.” All ETLP learning activities, discussions and presentations are contextualized to reflect humanitarian emergency environments, challenges and scenarios.

Designed as a blended-learning programme, the ETLP consists of:

  1. pre-workshop phase with self-assessments, peer feedback and relevant readings
  2. week-long face-to-face residential workshop
  3. post-workshop learning activity including facilitator coaching.

Who should I contact for further information?

For more information on this course, please contact:

Giulia Battistella

Staff Development Associate with the Emergency Management Training Unit, Global Learning Centre

Office Telephone: +36 1 465 5470

Email: hqemtu@unhcr.org