Welcome to Unit 1 - Foundations of EiE 

This course is part of the full Education in Emergencies (EiE) Online Course

Unit 1 explores the concepts and frameworks which underpin the rationale for education in emergencies - the principles, standards, codes of conduct of humanitarianism, Sustainable Development Goal 4 (SDG4) and the Child Rights Convention (UNCRC).

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 Is this course for me?

This course is primarily designed for education in emergencies (EiE) or education practitioners to ensure they have a good understanding of the foundations of EiE on which to build their knowledge of other more technical topic areas. It may also serve as a useful resource for those working in other areas but wanting to improve their understanding of the sector by diving into this intermediate-level content. This unit underpins the subsequent EiE Online units but can also be used as a foundational pre-work for other trainings (including the EiE PDP Fundamentals course).

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 How will I benefit from this course?

On completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Describe the principles, standards, codes of conduct of humanitarianism

  • Identify the codes of conduct which relate to the scenarios presented

  • Describe SDG4 and the UNCRC 

  • Explain how these three concepts and frameworks underpin the rationale for EiE

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 How long will it take?
 This course should take you around 3.5 hours to complete.

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 How much does it cost?
 This course is free!

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 Will I get a badge or certificate at the end?
 Yes - you will be able to claim your badge once you have completed  the unit.

The word START and a question mark in a circle 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 content. You don't need to complete the course in one go - you can always continue later from where you left off.