A new challenging Field Experience for HOPE students!

Giulia Pizzuti | Head of Didactics

The students of the Master HOPE in Humanitarian Operations in Emergencies Managing Projects, People, Administration & Logistics in the field participated, from the 21st to the 24th of February, to the field experience organized in the UNHRD Base in Brindisi.

A group of 13 students took part in the field experience, all the activities have been organized and lead with the presence of Lodovico Mariani, HOPE Master Director and Head of Finance at Amref Italia, Francesca Matarazzi, Regional Director Assistant at INTERSOS, Davide Berruti, HR Manager at INTERSOS, Dora Lisa Mercurio and Giulia Pizzuti, Social Change School Staff.

The three days have been extremely interesting and challenging for the students, they had the chance to know and get in touch with the problems and needs that can arise during a humanitarian emergency.

All the activities have been organized to improve student’s capacities to plan and implement responses to emergency situations. A special attention has been paid on presenting and gaining a practical knowledge on how to react and respond to some of the challenges that it is possible to face while planning the management and coordination of the activities and the organization process during an emergency.

The majority of the students affirmed that the field experience represented an important and enriching moment that gave them the possibility to get in touch with specific dynamics and problems that they didn’t face before.

The Field Experience ended with the visit to the UNHRD Base Lab. During this last activity, the students could look at and get to know the details of the instruments and tools that are provided and used during the humanitarian emergency missions.

In Brindisi, both participants and organizers, had the opportunity to live a great and enriching experience. The UNHRD, is already waiting for us to go back with our new HOPE students!


Read more reports and articles by Giulia Pizzuti:

‘Get to know us!’: Giulia Pizzuti

“Workshop: ‘Scenario Paradigms, Legal Framework, Strategic Perspective’ – an NGOs’ strategic insight”

“The Journey Begin! – Report of the first day of the season for the ‘Social Change School’”


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