Humanitarian Education and Training Conference- Geneva 2011
The Conference aimed to forge cross-sector dialogue and understanding and critically assess the field of humanitarian studies education, training and learning.
This 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