Humanitarian Bulletin Board
The Humanitarian Bulletin Board offers a space to post interesting news, events and opportunities in the Canadian humanitarian sector. Have a look at the links we have shared below to find out more!
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- Where: IUN Conference Centre, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
- When: February 2-3, 2016
This high-level exclusive summit promotes best practice approaches and latest innovations in aid delivery and development strategy for East Africa, gathering 250+ senior representatives and advisors from regional governments, UN agencies, international and regional NGOs, CBOs, investors and donors, research institutes and the private sector to discuss current initiatives and latest trends around humanitarian logistics, community health, WASH, security of aid workers and communities, camp management, mobile for development, financing, communication with communities and among aid agencies.
- Where: Istanbul, Turkey
- When: May, 2016
The Human Rights Research and Education Centre is providing aweek-long course with a theme of Indigenous Arts and Culture. The goal of this course is to explore issues around the Art as a manifestation of human rights and as an instrument for the promotion of human rights.
- Where: University of Ottawa
- When: June 20-24, 2016
- Where: Online
- When: Anytime
The Sphere in Action e-learning course aims to strengthen the effective use of the Sphere Handbook, Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards in Humanitarian Response.
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- Deadline: Ongoing basis
- Stipend of $50 for accepted submissions
Save the Children
Action Against Hunger
Canadian Red Cross
Institute of International Humanitarian Affairs
International Crisis Group
- Where: Choice of China, Belgium, Turkey, Mexico and United States
- Deadline: Varied, determined by the country office
Overseas volunteering and work opportunities:
Several organizations specializing in training or sending skilled volunteers to work on long-term assignments in developing countries.
RedR runs quality training courses, such as So You Think You Want to be a Relief Worker and Essentials of Humanitarian Practice, which can help anyone interested in volunteering overseas improve their skills and knowledge of the humanitarian sector. RedR also provides advice to potential new relief workers.
CUSO is an international development charity that works using volunteers. Experienced professionals share their skills with local colleagues in some of the world's poorest communities, working together to find realistic solutions to the problems they face.
AlertNet provides global news, communications and logistics services to the international disaster relief community and the public. Reuters' 150 years' experience reporting from disaster zones around the world allows AlertNet to give disaster relief organisations fast, reliable information.
ReliefWeb is a project of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) Information and advice about working or volunteering overseas in the developing world.
The latest news on humanitarian crises around the world
ReliefWeb - the latest information offered by humanitarian actors
Reuters AlertNet - journalism directly from disaster zones
IRIN - humanitarian journalism service from the United Nations
GDACS (Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System) provides near real-time alerts about natural disasters around the world
UN-OCHA: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs press releases
Joint Appeals Alliance
Agire - Italy
Aktion Deutchland Hilf - Germany
Consortium 12-12 - Belgium
Disaster Emergency Committee - United Kingdom
Humanitarian Coalition - Canada
Radiohjalpen - Sweden
Swiss Solidarity - Switzerland
Samenwerkende Hulporganisatie - Netherlands
Key humanitarian resources
ACAPS – This organisation is dedicated to improving the assessment of needs in complex emergencies and crises.
Cash Learning Partnership – the CaLP offers cash transfer programming resources which aims to improve the quality of emergency cash transfer and voucher programming across the humanitarian sector
CDA Collaborative Learning Projects - CDA is committed to improving the effectiveness of international actors who provide humanitarian assistance, engage in peace practice, and are involved in supporting sustainable development.
Global Humanitarian Assistance – provides information on a variety of humanitarian assistance-related topics including the response to need, the provision of finance, actors involved, funding mechanisms used, and more.
Headington Institute – An institute that offers a variety of training workshops, education materials, counseling and consulting services on mental health for humanitarians.
Humanitarian Practice Network - HPN provide an independent forum for policy-makers, practitioners and others
working in or on the humanitarian sector to share and disseminate information, analysis and experience, and to learn from it.
Humanitarian Accountability Partnership - A multi-agency initiative working to improve the accountability of
humanitarian action to people affected by disasters and other crises.
OneResponse - A specialised digital service of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)
People In Aid - Improving organisational effectiveness within the humanitarian and development sector worldwide by advocating, supporting and recognising good practice in the management of people.
Professionals in Humanitarian Assistance and Protection (PHAP) - An association made of and governed by professionals engaged in humanitarian action to respond to a growing demand for professional development and networking opportunities among individuals deployed in the context of humanitarian crises.
Sphere Project - A voluntary initiative that brings a wide range of humanitarian agencies together around a common aim - to improve the quality of humanitarian assistance and the accountability of humanitarian actors to their constituents, donors and affected populations.
UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) – A United Nations office responsible for bringing together humanitarian actors to ensure a coherent response to emergencies.
UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction – A UN body that supports and coordinates the reduction of disaster risk and building of resilient communities.