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ATHA Specialized Training on Protection of Internally Displaced Persons (IDP101)

Course Facts

Course start date: 
December 1, 2010
Course end date: 
December 3, 2010
Apply by: 
October 25, 2010
Please note: The course starts at 1 PM Wednesday. Participants are welcome to have lunch from noon. The course end at 4.30 PM on Friday. Should early arrival and/or late departure be necessary, please notify us as soon as possible.

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The training is based on modules covering key aspects of the protection of IDPs. These modules address the following topics:
- The IDP definition
- The Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement
- Protection from displacement
- Protection during displacement
- The Actors: The "collaborative response" to internal displacement
- Gender approach to displacement
- Durable solutions to displacement

Do not miss out on the Thematic Video!

The objectives of the training are:
- To raise awareness on the international standards applicable to the protection of IDPs
- To promote protection tools to enforce these standards

Content and approach
The modules are used to run sessions for an average duration of 90 minutes each, and sessions are designed according to an interactive model. Each module combines exercises, case studies and presentations. Participants are provided with handouts documenting the various issues discussed during the sessions.

Specially selected resource persons with expertise in the area, and experience in working with conflict analysis in the field, will conduct the training.

Professional affiliation with an organization or institution is a requisite for participation in the course. Thus individuals interested in applying to the course are asked to submit applications in conjunction with their employing organization.

Each organization covers the cost of transportation to and from Härnösand. For members of Swedish NGOs and their local partners, Sida will cover venue, meals and other costs related to the course. Participants from other European and international organisations will need to pay actual cost for lodging and meals. Sida personnel fall under normal travel regulations.

Target group
The main target group is Swedish NGOs and their partners in the South. Targeted organisations include organisations working with humanitarian aid, as well as organisations oriented towards long term development work. Staff from other European NGOs, Governmental Institutions, Academia, IGOs, and military may also apply for the course.

Selection of course participants will be based on qualifications related to professional experience and interest in the sphere of humanitarian action. A selection will be made with a view to inviting a diverse and wide range of participants.

All interested applicants should complete the Application Form.

Contact and Inquiries
Questions concerning lodging, venue, meals, etc. should be addressed to Magdalena Åkerros, Team Administrator, E-mail:, phone +468-698 40 44.