Christopher Devlin, who currently works at the International Commission of Jurists in Geneva and who has over 13 years of experience in various countries, talks to us about his contribution to the three-day workshop entitled Disaster Management: Project Management for Emergencies that took place in Rome from March 20 to March 22, 2015.
He believes that the added value of HOPE- Master in Humanitarian Operations in Emergencies Managing Projects, People, Administration & Logistic in the field is that it enables students to do an intensive course over a period of time (one year, to be precise) giving them time to reflect in between seminars.
After the three-day workshop, he held in collaboration with Tanja Berretta, ECHO Partnership Management at Plan International in Brussels and with Silva Ferretti, humanitarian/development professional, he hopes to have given students a broad knowledge of the process that brings a project to life.
What he is certainly sure about is that he saw students becoming more aware of the wide number of interrelated activities when it comes to Project Management in Emergencies. After all, he says, handling more than one aspect at once is what makes this job difficult, highly demanding but extremely fascinating.