NOHA Intensive Progamme Warsaw, 8th to 14th September 2012
NOHA Intensive Progamme (IP), 8th to 14t September 2012
University of Warsaw, Poland
The Intensive Programme is the beginning of the NOHA Master's Programme.
It is an inter-university joint course organised by the University of Warsaw and the University of Deusto on behalf of the NOHA Network. It comprises formal lectures, seminars, group discussions, and presentations, case studies and evaluations.
The IP brings together all NOHA Mundus students, lecturers and researchers from the NOHA Faculty and NOHA Partner universities as well as a significant number of consultants, international experts, policy makers, aid managers, and other guest speakers from NGOs and IGOs. It serves as a unique forum where participants from different parts of the world and with different backgrounds, perspectives and expectations share knowledge and experiences on current issues and problems in the area of humanitarian action.
Each year a specific topic is chosen as a backbone for reflexion, i.e. a contemporary issues through which dimensions of humanitarian action and constituting disciplines can be approached. This year’s topic is the concept of a global humanitarian system, with a special focus on protection.
The objectives of the IP are to introduce students to:
- the concept of humanitarian action;
- the main actors working in the field of humanitarian action;
- key contemporary humanitarian issues and challenges.
The programme is divided in four intertwined pillars:
- I.Introduction to NOHA educational activities: the NOHA Joint Master´s
- II.A Global Humanitarian System : Humanitarian Action its Principles and Actors
- III.Humanitarian Issues: The challenge of Protection
- IV.Simulation exercise
Each pillar contributes to the general introduction delivered during the Intensive Programme. Nevertheless, the core theme of the IP – protection – should be differentiated from the Simulation exercise that allows the students to approach a sector policy within humanitarian action, i.e. Disaster Risk Reduction. This choice reflects a purpose: to highlight the diversity of fields, policies and interventions within humanitarian action.