‘The Day My Life Froze’: An interactive professional development course in refugee response

Lessons Learned is offering a pre-release delivery of the two-day professional development course “The Day My Life Froze”: Urban Refugees in the Humanitarian System for free to interested graduate and undergraduate students. The event will take place at York University in Toronto, on February 23rd and 24th.

See the Eventbrite page for more information and to secure your place, or simply use the embedded check-out window below.

Participants will learn to map the goals and motivations of a wide range of stakeholders in humanitarian crises. They will explore the social, political, and economic dynamics which arise from the interplay between these stakeholders. As a secondary goal, the course acts as a bridge between cutting-edge academic theory, critical “red teaming” approaches, and humanitarian practice.

Note that, if you are not a student, feel free to drop us a line at info@llst.ca and we can arrange something

Course learning objectives:

In completing this course, participants will be able to…

  • …describe the social and political dynamics of humanitarian crises with reference to the viewpoints, motivations, and goals of multiple stakeholders, including refugees.
  • …demonstrate an understanding of the systems which underlie humanitarian response scenarios by mapping the goals and actions of multiple stakeholders.
  • …describe and predict possible breakdowns in humanitarian response by discussing past examples.
  • …critically but constructively engage with humanitarian work in general and their own work in particular, in order to improve the quality of humanitarian intervention.
  • …communicate possible motivations and goal of people experiencing displacement, and contrast them with humanitarian assumptions.
  • …map motivations and goals of multiple stakeholders in humanitarian crises and response scenarios, including those of refugees.

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