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Designing Relief Projects in Conflict and Disaster Settings

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The University of Manchester

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This course comprises four face-to-face sessions on 30 and 31 May and 11 and 12 June 2018. You must attend all four face-to-face sessions. There will also be some online learning between the face-to-face sessions.

Marion Péchayre

An anthropologist specialising in international relief issues, Marion Péchayre has a previous practical experience having endorsed management responsibilities both in the field and at the head office of Solidarités International. She holds a PhD in Development Studies (SOAS) and an MA in International Management (ESCP Europe). She teaches at the Paris School of International Affairs and at the Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute.

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This course is a fast-track training on how to use professional project management tools of the humanitarian sector through a step-by-step design of a relief project in groups. It is a good preparation for students willing to apply for international aid jobs as it provides tricks of the trade using a role-playing teaching method.

The approach of this course relies on a mix of lectures, in-class activities and group work and peer review. The content of the course revolves around the successive steps of the project cycle management: initial needs assessment, project (and budget) design, project implementation (and monitoring) and evaluation, with an emphasis on project design as it encompasses the conceptualisation of all other phases of the project cycle management. Tools of the professional sector are explained step-by-step during lectures each followed by workshops.

The workshops are the occasion for students to apply these tools to the design of their own humanitarian project. Each group works on a different crisis setting attributed at the outset of the course. The crises attributed are chosen among real disasters or conflict settings that have happened a few years ago so that information can be found easily on the web.

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  • 30-31 May: Samuel Alexander A214
  • 11-12 June: University Place 5.209

This event is open to the following students:

  1. HCRI postgraduate students will be given priority.
  2. Any UoM UG students active in humanitarian organisations (e.g. Engineers Without Borders, Red Cross).
  3. HCRI's second year undergraduate students.

Priority will be given to HCRI's postgraduate students. We will contact all registrants in due course with further information; we regret that we will not be able to confirm attendance for any ineligible registrants.

Places are limited, so please let us know as soon as possible if you cannot attend for any reason.

If you have any queries contact hcri@manchester.ac.uk

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