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Urban Humanitarian Operations Online Training Course

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The Institute of International Humanitarian Affairs offers online humanitarian training courses for humanitarian students and practitioners around the world, designed to prepare current and future aid workers with the knowledge and skills needed to respond effectively to humanitarian crises and disasters.

This course will examine the interconnected systems that make up today’s urban contexts, the impact on urban populations when these systems are disrupted by conflict and disasters, and the programmatic models used by humanitarians to respond to the needs of conflict and disaster affected populations. Students will analyze programmatic models that are specific to urban contexts, as well as those traditionally used in camp and rural settings that can be modified for use in urban areas. Through case studies, students will also analyze existing best practices and ways of increasing the resilience of affected populations in both formal and informal urban settlements. At the end of this course, students will be able to create a desk review summary and stakeholder analysis of an urban context; plan a multi-cluster/sector initial rapid assessment (MIRA) of a disaster/conflict affected urban setting; and develop a cluster/sector specific urban program plan.

This course will be taught by Professor Rick Fernandez

Fee information

This course can be taken for 3 academic credits or for no academic credit at a reduced cost. Cost with credit: $1,546 per credit Cost without credit: $915

How to Register

To apply to an In-Person or Online Humanitarian Training Course:

  • Create an application
  • Select "Institute of International Humanitarian Affairs"
  • Select Online Humanitarian Training Course
  • Select credit option
  • Select online course or courses

Course Registration Inquiries

Ellen Bratina

International Programs Officer, Institute of International Humanitarian Affairs (IIHA), Fordham University