Call for Applications: Regional Humanitarian Policy & Practice Programmes

Wits University

Applications are now open for Wits University’s regional humanitarian programmes! The programmes comprise the Certificate in Humanitarian Policy, the Certificate in Humanitarian Practice, and the option to take the examination of the Diploma in Humanitarian Assistance (DHA) on completion of both certificates.
 
Certificate in Humanitarian Policy 7th - 25th May 2012
Certificate in Humanitarian Practice: 28th May - 16th June 2012
DHA Exam: 18th June 2012

What are the Programmes?
The certificates are intensive capacity development programmes run by Wits University’s Graduate School of Public & Development Management, in collaboration with Medecins Sans Frontieres/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) and the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine. These innovative, multi-disciplinary programmes take a regional focus on tackling humanitarian issues across Africa.

Who are the Programmes designed for?
Taught at Wits P&DM in Johannesburg, the programmes are designed for practitioners and policy-makers such as NGO Workers, Government staff, Staff of Multilaterals such as the UN, the Media, Civil society, Donors, academics and persons wishing to enter the humanitarian field. The programmes particularly welcome senior staff from across Africa.

What are that admission requirements?
A University Degree or equivalent work experience.

How do I apply or find out more?
Contact Thandiwe Mlangeni for applications and further information: Thandiwe.Mlangeni@wits.ac.za; Tel:  +27 (0)11 717 3505) at Wits P&DM for further information and application forms, or visit:
www.wits.ac.za/academic/clm/certificate%20programmes/14000/humanitarian_...

What is the Programme content?

Certificate in Humanitarian Policy
Module 1: The Humanitarian Arena interrogates the environment in which humanitarian crises occur, including political, social, legal and economic contexts, natural and man-made disasters, concepts of disaster risk management and global climate change.
Module 2: Process towards stability and sustainable development looks at the complexities of the humanitarian environment, including diminishing humanitarian space and blurred military-humanitarian lines, contextualized by case studies focusing on the process of war to peace, rehabilitation, demobilisation and moving from disaster to development.
Module 3: Policy Advocacy and the Media draws on the previous modules to conduct political analysis of complex emergencies and practically apply humanitarian and human rights law, and explores vehicles for advocacy on humanitarian issues such as the media.

Certificate in Humanitarian Practice
Module 1: Strategic Planning & Management of Displaced Populations covers the strategic management of programmes, people, resources and security, as well as minimum standards, coordination, and the practical reality of operating in complex environments. 

Module 2: Specialist Elective: Participants choose one of the following modules running in parallel:
a) Health in Emergencies covers evidence based approaches to dealing with Health in emergencies.
b) Technical Support covers a logistical and water, sanitation and hygiene interventions.
c) Possible new options depending on demand: Disaster Management or Applied Policy.

The programmes are designed and taught by experts from leading organisations and Academic Institutions such as ICRC, UNHCR, Oxfam, MSF, UNAIDS, and professors from LSTM and Wits University. Those completing the two certificates can sit an exam to be awarded a Diploma in Humanitarian Assistance by LSTM.

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