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 Information for Educators

What we can do for you and your students


Our training exercises are designed to provide participants the opportunity to demonstrate key humanitarian competencies as listed in the Core Humanitarian Competency Framework.


In terms of meeting the needs of students, who may be learning or reinforcing their knowledge of humanitarian work, Forage Center education staff have identified the following competencies as foundational to programs aimed at university and graduate-level students.

Training will provide students with an opportunity to demonstrate and apply a working understanding of the following:

  1. Phases of humanitarian response, including preparedness, response, and recovery (Understanding the humanitarian context);

  2. Political and cultural contexts and underlying causes of a humanitarian crisis (Understanding the humanitarian context);

  3. Roles of different agencies and organizations, and relevant coordination mechanisms, within the humanitarian system (Applying humanitarian standards and principles);

  4. Vulnerability in a humanitarian context by complying with safety and security protocols set by organizations and adapted to local conditions (Managing personal safety and security).

  5. Key national and international humanitarian frameworks, standards, principles, and codes, and their application to evaluation of program goals and staff behavior (Applying humanitarian standards and principles; Motivating and influencing others).

In addition, Student Participants will be challenged to demonstrate:

  1. Flexibility to adapt in situations of rapid change, always informed by a focus on crisis-affected people (Making decisions);

  2. Capacity for active listening to new and different perspectives and experiences of crisis-affected people, stakeholders, and team members (Listening and creating dialogue.

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