Working in Emergency: the workshop to get ready for the field
During the last workshop held in Madrid from July 5 to 7 2019, our Master HOPE – Humanitarian Operations in Emergencies fellows met many professionals of the humanitarian sector, learning from them what to expect on the field in an emergency situation.
The students learnt and applied the the most relevant quality and accountability standards in the humanitarian sector as well as the applicable international law. They also studied the Multi-Cluster/Sector Initial Rapid Assessment (MIRA) of the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC), made up of the pre-crisis phase of Assessment preparedness and of the following phases: Secondary data review, Joint assessment with Primary data collection, Detailed harmonized sectoral assessments and monitoring.
Fellows also faced the important topics of Gender Perspective in the Humanitarian Action, Stress Management and Security Plan.
The Team of professionals that led the workshop: Cristina Muñoz, Program Director at Alianza Por la Solidaridad, Maria Romero and Simone Manfredi, both Flying Emergency Coordinators at Action Against Hunger Spain, Elspeth Chapman, Humanitarian Programme Coordinator at Plan International Spain, and Aisha Majid, ex Associate Humanitarian Affairs Officer at OCHA.