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ATHA Core Training (ATH 121)

Course Facts

Course start date: 
May 28, 2012
Course end date: 
May 30, 2012
Apply by: 
April 6, 2012
Training starts Monday May 28, at 9 am and ends Wednesday May 30 at 6 pm Participants are exhorted to arrive on Sunday May 27 Applicants for both the Core and Specialized training will be given preference.
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The ATHA onsite training on Managing Humanitarian Assistance consists of a three-day Core Training followed by a complementary two-day Specialized Training on Managing Humanitarian Assistance it is recommended that organizations and interested participants consider them as a training package lasting five days.

Target group:
Participants include relevant Swedish and international organizations and actors on all levels working within a humanitarian context.

Interested participants should be
• Professionals with prior exposure to and experience with humanitarian issues and/or development work in countries or at international level;
• Professionals identified by their organization as well positioned for the implementation of new strategic tools and methods acquired in the ATHA training.

Course objective:
The objective of the ATHA Core Training is to provide professionals working in organizations involved in humanitarian assistance and other relevant transitional or fragile contexts with a substantial and coherent training introducing core aspects and critical perspectives related to the effective planning and provision of assistance in humanitarian emergencies.

The training aims at building the capacity of participants to effectively address the various challenges to which their organizations are increasingly exposed to in complex emergencies. This involves the introduction and application of strategic tools and approaches critical to enhancing their ability to operate and perform in difficult environments including in terms of analysis, planning, communication, and negotiation of access in support of the organization’s mission to protect civilians in crises.

Content and methodology:
The curriculum covers critical legal, operational and policy aspects of humanitarian action, presented and discussed with recent examples and cases in humanitarian affairs. An introduction to humanitarian principles and the underlying legal frameworks of public international law, considered in relation to humanitarian and operational tools, will serve as a conceptual underpinning for the training. For more information, see attached course description.

The cost of the training is approximately 360 Euros. This covers training and full board and lodging. Each organization covers the cost of transportation to and from Härnösand.

Application process:
Professional affiliation with a relevant organization is a requisite for participation in the training. All individual applicants are required to submit their applications in conjunction with an endorsement by their employing organization.

Application to both the spring Core training and the Specialized training on Managing Humanitarian Assistance (offered on consecutive days within the same week) is strongly encouraged but requires separate applications through the ATHA portal. Applicants for both the Core and Specialized training will be given preference.

Contact and Inquiries:
For more information about the training, please contact Administrative Officer Magdalena Åkerros at, phone +46 (0)8 698 40 44.