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Review of Training for the Inclusion of People with Disabilities and Older People in the Humanitarian Sector
We have worked with HelpAge International to commission an overview of current training available for the humanitarian sector on the inclusion of people with disabilities and older people.
The review, authored by Frances Hill, Jim Cranshaw and Carys Hughes, will help lay the groundwork for our work on the inclusion of people with disabilities and older people. The report builds understanding on (i) the potential for innovation to improve outcomes from training, and (ii) training as a potential area for innovations on the inclusion of people with disability and older people, to be adopted by humanitarian actors.
Although not comprehensive, the review provides an insight into the trainings that are currently available; which of these are felt to be most impactful, and what gaps exist in terms of training. Drawing on more than 40 resources, the review identifies many sector-wide challenges to impactful training for humanitarian actors on the inclusion of people with disabilities and older people. Ultimately, the following recommendations are made:
Donors should provide more resources on top of programmatic funding for inclusion initiatives
Develop a community of practice across organisations to share learning and resources
Create a one stop shop for inclusion trainings, resources and guidance
Provide more resources at a local level in local languages
Drive greater awareness for inclusive organisations around disaster risk reduction practice
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