Incorporating sustainability into humanitarian action is key to making humanitarian organisations more effective and accountable. This course will show you how.
You’ll look at sustainability in the supply chain and field operations of a humanitarian organisation, covering the three dimensions of sustainable development: economic efficiency, social equity and environmental preservation.
Ultimately, you’ll learn how to design and implement a sustainability strategy; at project, programme and organisational level.
What topics will you cover?
- Week 1: What is sustainable development in a humanitarian context?
- Week 2. Sustainability in the supply chain: a life-cycle perspective
- Week 3. Sustainability in field operations
- Week 4: Setting up a sustainability programme
Who is the course for?
This course would suit staff and volunteers working in the humanitarian sector, particularly in the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. It’d also be of use to individuals operating in developing countries that have weak State capacity. It may also interest those who want to see how sustainability can be applied to humanitarian action.