A comprehensive and practical introduction to engaging with the international humanitarian coordination system, this course is self-paced, publicly accessible, and free of charge. The Building a Better Response (BBR) eLearning course is an offering of the Humanitarian Academy at Harvard, the educational arm of the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative.

Learning objectives

BBR uses interactive scenarios to help you become familiar with the following elements of the international humanitarian architecture, and to understand the role of NGOs within each of them:

   Foundations of Humanitarian Action
   The International Humanitarian Architecture
   The Cluster Approach
   Planning and Funding the Humanitarian Response
   International Law and Humanitarian Standards

Audience

This course is suitable for all humanitarians and those interested in understanding the humanitarian coordination system.

Length

It should take you 6-8 hours to complete this self-paced course.  You do not need to complete the course in one sitting.