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Coordination Self-Study Learning Module

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees | Jun 2003

InterWorks co-authored a self-study learning module on Coordination. The course is divided into two units. Unit One examines the basic need for and constraints to the coordination of international humanitarian response. It provides an overview of many of the current key actors in the ‘international humanitarian system’ and explains their mandates and operational norms for interacting with other organizations. Several of the existing coordination arrangements established within the UN system and among other actors are also examined. Unit Two is a more personalized approach to coordination that is designed to help you, regardless of your job description or role in an emergency response, help to coordinate the overall response in a better and more efficient way. Advice is provided in practical analysis of existing coordination arrangements, personal listening and facilitation skills, meeting planning and management, and a look at some of the lessons learned from previous coordination experiences.