In Focus: Articulating an Agenda for Humanitarian Education and Training
26th-28th October 2011
The Conference aimed to forge cross-sector dialogue and understanding. It critically assessed the field of humanitarian studies education, training and learning. The two-and-a-half day event aimed to contribute to developing synergies and collaboration within and across humanitarian and academic sectors in finding and advancing solutions to identified challenges.
The specific objectives were:
- Foster dialogue and links between the two sectors – humanitarian and academic, and different cultures – anglophone, francophone, North and South – with a view to discuss and critically assess the field of humanitarian studies education
- Catalyse continued or new collaborative efforts related to education and training of humanitarian workers in the field of core humanitarian studies curriculum and in the development of competency frameworks for the training of humanitarian workers
- Identify strategies, next steps and key challenges to scaling-up of training and education of national humanitarian workforce and in countries in crises
We would like to share a very warm thank you to everyone who attended the conference and who contributed to an extremely lively and rich three days of discussion and debate.
We are pleased to annouce the publication of the Humanitarian Education and Training Conference Report. Many thanks to all those who were involved in the consultation of this report. We hope you find the report informative and an accurate representation of the event and the dicussions which took place over the three days.
Many thanks to our sponsors