Humanitarian diplomacy is persuading decision makers and opinion leaders to act, at all times, in the interests of vulnerable people, and with full respect for fundamental humanitarian principles.
The rapid expansion of the number of humanitarian actors in recent years, working for or with governments at all levels and often in complex situations, makes humanitarian diplomacy increasingly important.
Humanitarian diplomacy aims to mobilise public and governmental support and resources for humanitarian operations and programmes, and to facilitate effective partnerships for responding to the needs of vulnerable people. Humanitarian diplomacy includes advocacy, negotiation, communication, formal agreements, and other measures. It is a field with many players, including governments, international organisations, NGOs, the private sector, and individuals.
We are now accepting applications for the September 2020 session of the Humanitarian Diplomacy online diploma course, offered by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) in cooperation with DiploFoundation.
This course is currently offered in English, however participants who are more comfortable with French will have the option to write and submit some course assignments and the final research paper in French or Spanish.
Who should apply
- Red Cross and Red Crescent National Society governance, senior management, branch leaders and managers, volunteers, and staff
- IFRC and ICRC staff
- Other professionals who need to employ humanitarian diplomacy techniques