Objectives of the course:
At the end of the course, you will be able to:
- Analyse the impact acceptance and accountability concerns have on project implementation.
- Develop critical analysis on the scope of present experiences in terms of Dialogue with Communities and Accountability
- Identify emergence of rumours and adopt an adapted communication response
- Distinguish the various tools and strategies experienced to develop the dialogue according to its different objectives.
- Apply a strategy for acceptance to a case study.
Around 50 hours of work for the whole course, including:
• Approximately 20 hours of face-to-face teaching (lectures, debate, group work)
• Approximately 30 hours of self-study time (pre-readings, reflexive analysis, case study)
Structure of the course
• Concepts and definitions related to participatory approaches and dialogue with communities
• Accountability & Feedback mechanisms
• Intercultural communication
• Humanitarian anthropology
• Participatory communication
• Management of rumours
• Monitoring & Evaluation of participatory approaches
• Professionals in the humanitarian, development or social sector, specifically field staff, looking to develop their competencies in communication and dialogue.
• Professionals from the communication sector who wish to increase their understanding of Communication methods and philosophy in humanitarian projects.
This course is particularly indicated for humanitarian field workers and managers.
- a university qualification (bachelor’s degree or equivalent);
- at least three years of relevant professional experience;
- excellent command of English;
- motivation working in the humanitarian sector.
- CV (Résumé)
- Scanned copy of passport
- A passport photo (.jpg format).
More information about the admission process is available on our application page.
- participants can choose either a residential or online option
- participants inside Europe can choose residential, but they have to follow the sanitary restrictions when they travel to Switzerland (PCR test or quarantine)
- participants outside of Europe need to choose online (no visas are available at the moment)
- Participants should expect approximately four hours of live sessions per day – they will be scheduled between 9am – 4pm Geneva time (the exact schedule will be communicated 10 days before the course)
- All live lecture sessions will bring online and residential participants together (both groups combined)
- Break out groups online (for online students)
- Break out groups face to face (for residential students)
- Other material (videos, readings etc.) available online
- Dates 19 - 23 April, 2021
- Duration One week
- Location Online or Geneva
- Language English
- CREDITS 2 ECTS
- Fee CHF 1'500
- Application Deadline 2 weeks before the start of the course. For candidates who need a VISA: 6 weeks before the start of the course.