Welcome to the Crisis Anticipation and Alert course!
This self-guided course will build your understanding in the Start Fund's proactive approach to providing humanitarian aid. This includes what crisis anticipation is and the elements to consider when raising a crisis anticipation alert. 

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Is this course for me?
The course is for Start Fund network members. It is a self-guided and self-paced online course.

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How will I benefit from this course?
On completion of this course you will:
  • Know the key messages about crisis anticipation
  • Know the elements to take into account when considering whether to raise a crisis anticipation alert
  • Have examples of types of activities that can form part of crisis anticipation
  • Find further resources about crisis anticipation


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How long will it take?
 The course takes approximately 1 hour.

The course is divided into 2 modules of roughly equal length, each requiring 25-35 minutes study. 

We recommend that you study the course in sequence the first time, but after this it is up to you how you revisit the materials.

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How much does it cost?
 This course is free!

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Will I get a certificate and digital badge at the end?
 

Yes, you will be able to gain a certificate once you have completed all the modules and completed the post-course quiz. There is an 80% grade to pass and the quiz can be retaken up to three times.


You will also be given the option to gain a digital badge. 
A digital badge is like a certificate but it can be stored, displayed and shared online. You can create a portfolio of badges on myHPass, a platform dedicated to recognising humanitarians' skills and experience. Find out more about HPass here

HPASS Start Badge

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How do I start?
 Scroll to the top of the page and click on the       Join course       button. This will take you through to the course page itself. You don't need to complete the course in one go - you can always continue later from where you left off.

Data protection

This course was created by the Start Network, who monitor use of this course to ensure it is fit for purpose. This means that staff members in the Start Network will be able to see the name you use on Kaya and any professional information you have given us. All this data will be anonymised before it is used for any analysis or reporting. 

If you have any questions about this, please email startfund@startnetwork.org