Ukraine NGO Forum calls for a “Building a better response” training

Ukraine NGO Forum invites to participate in a “Building a better response” training that is offered by Humanitarian Academy of Harvard.

The Building a Better Response (BBR) project aims to enhance the capacity of national and international NGO workers and other humanitarian actors to engage with the international humanitarian coordination system in a manner that improves overall coordination and responds to the needs of crisis-affected populations.

When: October 5-6, 2016, 9:00-17:00
Where: Kyiv, venue to be announced later

Topics of the training:

  • Humanitarian Response and Architecture. From the perspective of people affected by disaster or conflict
  • Humanitarian Principles and Principles of Partnership
  • Humanitarian Program Cycle
  • Humanitarian Funding Mechanisms
  • International Humanitarian Architecture at the Global Level and Country Level
  • Benefits, Challenges, and Solutions of Cluster Coordination

We strongly encourage to apply for the training national senior staff of international NGOs working in humanitarian assistance, directors and program managers of national NGOs working in humanitarian assistance.

To apply for the training: fill out the online form.
Deadline for application: September, 26th, 2016.

The training will be conducted by the facilitators Kirk Prichard (Director of Humanitarian Programs, Concern Worldwide U. S. ) and Michelle Dann (Program Officer, Concern Worldwide U. S.). Supported by USAID, ECHO, and GOAL.

Trainers’ profiles:

Kirk Prichard acts as a Director of Humanitarian Programs, Concern Worldwide U. S. He brings to this work a decade of training and experience, including humanitarian deployments with Concern in Afghanistan in 2008-2009; the 2011 Horn of Africa food security crisis; Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines; the April 2015 earthquake in Nepal; and most recently helping manage Concern’s response to the Burundi crisis.

As BBR lead since 2012, he has visited over 21 countries, meeting with stakeholders, facilitating workshops, and rolling out the interactive e-learning tool, which has to date been utilized by more than 17,000 humanitarians around the world.

At the Concern Worldwide U. S. headquarters in New York, he manages the team responsible for the organization’s humanitarian and food & nutrition security programs and policy and oversees the grant management of a humanitarian funding portfolio totaling over 25 million USD.

Michelle Dann is a Program Officer at Concern Worldwide U. S. and provides support to the Building a Better Response (BBR) project as well as the Program on Humanitarian Leadership (PHL). For BBR Michelle facilitates workshop training, handles logistical support, manages social media and communications outreach.

She previously worked for Habitat for Humanity and held a Masters in International Development and Social Change from Clark University. Michelle completed her thesis work on the effects of a rights-based approach to humanitarian response and the introduction of humanitarian reform and coordination mechanisms.