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Information for not-for-profits, NGOs, and humanitarian groups

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


We expect the staff members of not-for-profits, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and other humanitarian organizations may be participating in our programs to learn new skill-sets or demonstrate existing competencies. To meet these needs, Forage Center education staff have identified the following competencies as foundational to programs aimed at humanitarian, not-for-profit, or humanitarian organization staff

Training will provide staff and agency members 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 context and underlying causes of a humanitarian crisis (Understanding the humanitarian context);

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

  4. Measures to “do no harm” and minimize risks for organizational partners and crisis-affected people you work with (Minimizing risk to communities, partners, and stakeholders);

  5. Wider impact of their decisions and when to involve others in the decision-making process (Making decisions);

  6. Their personal capacity for being answerable to crisis-affected people for their actions and decisions (Working accountably);

  7. 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).

In addition, participants will be challenged to demonstrate:

  1. The capacity to remain focused on organizational objectives and goals in a rapidly changing environment (Adapting and coping);

  2. A recognition of personal stress and capacity for remaining constructive and positive under stress and to tolerate difficult and challenging environments (Adapting and coping).

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