Spain, Bilbao

Noha Comprehensive Reflective Simulation and Training Exercise

when 19 June 2019 - 21 June 2019
language English
duration 1 week
credits 1 EC
fee EUR 750

The NOHA Comprehensive Reflective Simulation is a complex, immersive simulation exercise designed to provide participants with a controlled environment where they can practice existing humanitarian related skills, knowledge and attitudes as well as be exposed and experience additional up-to-date skills, knowledge and attitudes from the individual, team, organization and wider inter-organizational humanitarian perspectives and reflect on and learn from their experience.

Target group

People who want to engage and participate in a humanitarian crisis management simulation that demands participants to practice knowledge, skills and attitudes in disaster preparedness, contextual analysis, evidence based programming and response operations while regularly reflecting on challenging analytical, moral and operational dilemmas. The NOHA simulation and training is tailored to include either a mixed groups or one form a particular organization. The target group level is specifically aimed at the participation 20-30 participants of students from humanitarian or related areas, prospective humanitarian volunteers; as an induction exercise for novice aid workers from governmental and non-governmental agencies.

Course aim

The aim of the simulation is to To understand that inter and intra organizational coordination is a factor that can determine success or failure of humanitarian response and the necessity to deepen the knowledge and confidence in coordination concepts; to build and exercise executing relevant coordination procedures and processes and; practice decision-making in complex and dynamic environments involving conflict.
These are to be performed at the:

- Organizational level implementing inter-organizational coordination and by this revealing deficiencies and gaps in response and planning and improving organizational coordination;
Team level practicing management challenges such as delegation and information management, clarifying roles and responsibilities
- Individual level challenge existing assumptions and provide opportunity to put into practice and refresh knowledge as well as strengthen the confidence in operational skills.
- The simulation constructs an environment which enables participants to apply and test existing knowledge, skills and attitudes gained and developed during their studies as well as refresh and update existing ones.

This innovative simulation ultimately will enable participants to:

A.Understand how humanitarian organizations make decisions with limited amounts of information and manage a timely, professional and ethical response in an often chaotic environment.

B.Learn how to implement professional and coordinated relief efforts at overarching response, sector, program and project levels which meets affected population needs and capacities and avoids wasted resources.

C.Critically reflect on various modus operandi and existing personal assumptions - question the interrelated issues of: human rights, the humanitarian mandate and mission, international and national impact and legal and physical protection.

Fee info

EUR 750: Total fee: 750€

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