This certification, in collaboration with DisasterReady, will introduce the Core Humanitarian Principles and Standards as a framework to support local organizations in establishing internal emergency response systems, improving the quality of response, and fostering collaboration. This is a blended certificate, courses are given online and in-person. Face-to-face and online self-study are available free of charge on DisasterReady.org. For instructions on how to access the online courses, please click here to refer to the DisasterReady Guide.
- CHMN 101 Principles and Standards of Humanitarianism
This course gives an overview of the main principles of humanitarian action. In this course you will learn about the most important principles of aid work, participation, doing no harm, and accountability. Participants will be exposed to realistic scenarios and apply the principles to challenges they will face while assisting disaster-affected communities.
- CHMN 102 Safety, Security and Staff Care
This course introduces concepts, principles and explores the safety, security and staff care measures necessary for humanitarian workers to effectively perform their roles in insecure and unsafe environments.
- CHMN 103 Humanitarian Programming
This course builds knowledge for any learner who is proactive about developing the core competencies of disaster readiness and survival planning. In addition, it offers essential preparation for a variety of emergency situations and inconveniences that might be encountered. Participants will also be introduced to the disaster cycle, specifically the mitigation and recovery phases, and will create an extensive personal preparedness plan for survival in the absence of common amenities, such as food and water, shelter, and communication.
- CHMN 104 Humanitarian Leadership and Operations
This course builds knowledge of humanitarian practices, fundamental principles and aspects of delivering aid and promoting human welfare in the context of humanitarian relief and development.