InterWorks conducted a UNHCR eCentre “Basics of International Humanitarian Response” (BIHR) workshop in Hua Hin, Thailand from 8-16 March 2015. Twenty-eight participants from UNHCR, OCHA, government and NGO counterpart institutions participated, representing 15 different countries in the Asia Pacific region.
The field-based emergency management course, builds capacity through realistic simulations and field exercises, promoting information exchange and best practices in emergency response as well as contributing to strategic and operational partnerships. The training focused on topics such as rapid needs assessments, coordination, core humanitarian response sectors, distribution systems, human rights in emergencies, education in emergencies, civil-military relations, negotiation techniques, field communications and security concerns.
An absolutely outstanding course – I’ve learned lots of practical skills and was impressed with the teaching which made the learning so accessible. Thank you to one and all.– Workshop participant