University of the Witwatersrand: Humanitarian Policy and Practice Certificate Programmes

Graduate School of Public and Development Management (P&DM)

The Graduate School of Public and Development Management (Wits P&DM) at University of the Witwatersrand, in association with Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) and Medecins Sans Frontieres/Doctors Without Borders (MSF), is conducting a Certificate Programme in Humanitarian Policy and Practice and a Diploma in Humanitarian Assistance, from 7 May to 18 June 2012 in Johannesburg.

If you work for international or regional agencies, NGOs, government or municipalities in the humanitarian or development sectors then this innovative, multidisciplinary training programme in emergency relief and development is for you.

Intensive six-week programme: 7 May to 18 June 2012

Wits P&DM will award a Certificate in Humanitarian Policy to students who successfully complete Weeks 1-3 (7 to 25 May) and a Certificate in Humanitarian Practice for successful completion of Weeks 4-6 (28 May to 16 June). Students completing the 6 week course will be eligible to sit the examination for the professional Diploma in Humanitarian Assistance from LSTM on 18 June 2012.

The programme consists of core modules on key humanitarian and development issues plus a choice of specialist modules such as Public Health in Humanitarian Emergencies; Technical Support in Humanitarian Emergencies (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, Logistics, etc); and possible modules in Disaster Management, Advocacy or Applied Policy, depending on demand. Designed and taught by experts from leading NGOs, International Organisations and Academic Institutions.

Contact Person: Thandiwe Rose Mlangeni, Tel: +27 11 717 3505, E-mail:

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Event Start Date: 
Monday, 7 May, 2012
Event End Date: 
Monday, 18 June, 2012
Event Venue: 
Wits University P&DM, in Parktown, Johannesburg
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