Nairobi 2017 Thematic Workshop on Humanitarian Access for Assistance and Protection

This Workshop follows directly on the Nairobi 2017 Core Professional Course on Humanitarian Law and Policy on 9-11 October. Participants in the Workshop are expected to have completed the Core Course.

Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Dates: 12-13 October 2017
Full description and course program: Coming soon
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Target audience: This course is designed for experienced legal and policy advisors in humanitarian organizations; managers of UN and NGO humanitarian operations in relevant contexts; and government officials, including both diplomatic and military personnel. Other interested individuals are also welcome to apply. Participants in the Thematic Workshops are expected to have completed the Core Professional Training in Humanitarian Law and Policy.

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Course description

Current conflicts in Africa and the Middle East highlight the difficulties in obtaining humanitarian access in situations of armed conflict. This workshop examines these challenges from a legal and policy perspective, with an emphasis on the rights and responsibilities of key actors. The main rules of international law under IHL and other instruments are discussed alongside non-treaty texts such as the recent Oxford Guidance. The course then integrates the legal content with a discussion on strengthening organizational approaches and strategies for obtaining access to civilian populations.


How to apply

Please use this application form to apply for the course.

The course is open to PHAP members and to non-members. PHAP members enjoy course fee discounts, as well as other benefits. If you are not yet a member of PHAP, you can apply for membership and the selected training simultaneously through the course application form.

PHAP members who have already attended five or more days of training courses offered by PHAP, HPCR, or HPCR International, may be eligible for our Returning Participant Discount Program.

Group discounts are available for agencies and employers wishing to send several staff to PHAP trainings. Please visit our fees and terms and conditions page or contact us directly.

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Course fees

  Regular fees
(for PHAP members)
Core Professional Course and Thematic Workshop (5 days) € 1350 € 1485
Core Professional Course only (3 days) € 900 € 990
Thematic Workshop only (2 days) (previous attendance at Core Professional Training required) € 600 € 660

Fees cover all training material, access to preparatory online course on the Essentials of International Humanitarian Law, and lunches and coffee breaks for the days of the training. Fees do not cover travel or accommodation costs.

For information about group rates and available discounts, please visit our course fees and discounts page.

PHAP offers a limited number of seats at a reduced fee, in accordance with the association's Tuition Assistance Policy. Please read it carefully to check whether you are eligible and learn how to submit you request. 

Before applying, please read about the terms and conditions of your application.

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For assistance, please contact us.

October 12th, 2017 9:00 AM   through   October 13th, 2017 5:00 PM
Phone: +41225180458
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