Special Newsletter: New courses, webinars, certifications

 
The latest from PHAP: New track on displacement and forced migration, HLP calendar, certification beta testing, and new webinars  
 
 
 
Special newsletter
 
As 2018 activities move into full swing, and with more activities than ever before, this Special Newsletter highlights upcoming events across the range of the association’s work – from building and supporting professional communities and establishing practice-based bodies of knowledge in core areas of humanitarian work, to facilitating discussions on challenging issues for the humanitarian sector and offering advanced professional development opportunities both online and in many locations around the world. We hope to “see” you soon online or meet in person in the coming months!
 
 
 
PHAP launches new training course series on refugees, IDPs, and forced migrants
 
Protecting basic rights in situations of humanitarian crisis involving the displacement of people is a task fraught with multiple conceptual, ethical, legal, political, and operational challenges. To help unpack this complexity for humanitarian practitioners and policy professionals, PHAP is launching its new training course series: the Advanced Professional Training on Displacement, Forced Migration, and International Law... Read more >>
 
 
 
 
2018 Schedule Announced: Advanced Courses on Humanitarian Law and Policy
 
We are pleased to announce the upcoming series of events in PHAP’s Humanitarian Law and Policy professional development track for 2018, taking place in Amman, Bangkok, Dubai, Geneva, and Nairobi. In each location, we will be organizing a three-day Core Professional Training on Humanitarian Law and Policy followed by a two-day Thematic Workshop... Read more >>
 
 
 
 
Call for experienced practitioners to “beta test” new humanitarian certifications
 
Over the past year, the practitioner communities supporting the development of the PHAP Credentialing Program have been hard at work creating the new and updated certification assessments. Thanks to the contributions of hundreds of subject matter experts as well as the psychometricians involved in the drafting and review, the assessments are now ready to be “beta tested” to ensure that they will serve as a robust and trustworthy mechanism for practitioners to solidify and demonstrate their knowledge, experience, and skills. We are calling on practitioners in all parts of the humanitarian sector to help with the beta testing process either face-to-face or online... Read more >>
 
 
 
 
Misconceptions and misuse of IHL terms – join us for an online discussion
 
International humanitarian law (IHL) is a key framework for everyone operating in situations of armed conflict, but the misuse of the language of IHL is widespread, and this can potentially undermine the effectiveness of its protective norms. PHAP will organize a webinar on 9 February to explore some of the pitfalls behind the misconceptions and misuses of certain IHL terms and discuss the potential consequences for humanitarian work... Read more and register >>
 
 
 
 
ICVA and PHAP collaborate on new online learning series on the “triple nexus”
 
Last year, PHAP and the International Council of Voluntary Agencies (ICVA) organized an online learning session that introduced the New Way of Working – a policy initiative aiming to overcome the humanitarian-development divide, which took off at the World Humanitarian Summit. Based on the large interest in this session from practitioners around the world, ICVA and PHAP have decided to organize a whole new series of live online learning sessions, which will take a wider look at the notion of the humanitarian-development-peace nexus currently being discussed in policy circles and its relevance for the work of humanitarian NGOs.
Read more >>
Register for first session on 12 April >>
 
 
 
 
Is the attack on UN peacekeepers in DRC a war crime? Join online discussion on status of peacekeepers under IHL
 
With the United Nations Secretary-General calling the assault “the worst attack on U.N. peacekeepers in the organization’s recent history,” and “a war crime”, the incident taking place in December 2017 has renewed the debate over the status of UN Peacekeepers under IHL. Join us on 27 March, for a webinar with Marten Zwanenberg that will discuss the legal and policy challenges related to the UN peacekeepers operating in situations of on-going armed conflict, and whether and when they can be considered a party to the conflict... Read more and register >>
 
 
 
Upcoming courses on Displacement, Forced Migration, and International Law
 
Core Training
Geneva: 15-18 October 2018
Core Professional Training on Refugees, IDPs, and Forced Migrants: Protection in Law and Practice
Read more >>            Apply >>

Issue Roundtables
Geneva: 18-19 October 2018
Issue Roundtables on Displacement, Forced Migration, and International Law
Read more >>            Apply >>
 
Core Training
Kampala: 17-20 September 2018
Core Professional Training on Refugees, IDPs, and Forced Migrants: Protection in Law and Practice
Read more >>            Apply >>

Issue Roundtables
Kampala: 20-21 September 2018
Issue Roundtables on Displacement, Forced Migration, and International Law
Read more >>            Apply >>
 
Core Training
Amman/Dead Sea: 11-14 November 2018
Core Professional Training on Refugees, IDPs, and Forced Migrants: Protection in Law and Practice
Read more >>            Apply >>

Issue Roundtables
Amman/Dead Sea: 14-15 November 2018
Issue Roundtables on Displacement, Forced Migration, and International Law
Read more >>            Apply >>
 
Upcoming online events
 
 
OLS Humanitarian Law and Policy
9 February 2018
The language and logic of IHL: Common misconceptions, use, and misuse
Read more >>            Register >>
 
OLS Humanitarian Law and Policy
27 March 2018
Is the attack on UN peacekeepers in DRC a war crime? The status of UN peacekeepers under IHL
Read more >>            Register >>
 
Learning stream on the nexus
12 April 2018
The "nexus" explained: How and when do humanitarian, development, and peace action come together?
Read more >>            Register >>
 
Recent recordings
 
PHAP Briefings
12 December 2017
Humanitarian Futures: Capacities for 21st century humanitarian organizations
Recording >>            Q&A >>
 
 
Learning stream on coordination
9 November 2017
NGOs in government-led and refugee coordination contexts
Recording >>            Q&A >>
 
PHAP Briefings
7 November 2017
Contested Evidence: The challenges and limits of evidence-based approaches to humanitarian action
Recording >>            Q&A >>
 
 
Upcoming courses on Humanitarian Law and Policy
 
Core Training
Amman: 18-20 March 2018
Core Professional Training on Humanitarian Law and Policy
Read more >>            Apply >>

Thematic Workshop
Amman: 21-22 March 2018
Thematic Workshop on Humanitarian Access for Assistance and Protection
Read more >>            Apply >>
 
Core Training
Geneva: 14-16 May 2018
Core Professional Training on Humanitarian Law and Policy
Read more >>            Apply >>

Thematic Workshop
Geneva: 17-18 May 2018
Thematic Workshop on Human Rights in Armed Conflict
Read more >>            Apply >>
 
Core Training
Amman: 8-10 July 2018
Core Professional Training on Humanitarian Law and Policy
Read more >>            Apply >>

Thematic Workshop
Amman: 11-12 July 2018
Thematic Workshop on the Protection of Civilians during the Conduct of Hostilities
Read more >>            Apply >>
 
Core Training
Nairobi: 25-27 June 2018
Core Professional Training on Humanitarian Law and Policy
Read more >>            Apply >>

Thematic Workshop
Nairobi: 28-29 June 2018
Thematic Workshop on Sexual and Gender-Based Violence Gender and International Law during Armed Conflict
Read more >>            Apply >>
 
Core Training
Dubai: 9-11 December 2018
Core Professional Training on Humanitarian Law and Policy
Read more >>            Apply >>

Thematic Workshop
Dubai: 12-13 December 2018
Thematic Workshop on Engagement with Armed Non-State Actors and International Law
Read more >>            Apply >>
 
Core Training
Bangkok: 21-23 January 2019
Core Professional Training on Humanitarian Law and Policy
Read more >>            Apply >>

Thematic Workshop
Bangkok: 24-25 January 2019
Thematic Workshop on Fact-finding, Monitoring and Reporting in Armed Conflict
Read more >>            Apply >>