Welcome to Unlocking Humanitarian Access

This eLearning will promote a critical understanding of tools and processes to promote safe, sustainable and quality humanitarian access. While it is relevant for all humanitarians wanting to know more about access, it is especially designed for colleagues in operational and management roles working in hard to reach areas. 

The course will follow a scenario-based approach  in which you are immersed in contexts with access constraints. You will uncover ways to better address access obstacles in humanitarian response through active decision-making in the following key activities. 

These concepts will cycle throughout each module of the course.  Like real life, the course will deal with scenarios that don't have clear answers and are context-dependent.

This course was developed by Norwegian Refugee Council and supported by USAID's Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance.

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Is this course for me?

This course is designed field colleagues in operational and management roles who work in hard to reach areas or any humanitarians wanting to learn more about humanitarian access.

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How will I benefit from this course?
On completion of this course you will be able to:
  • Identify access constraints
  • Make operational choices that best mitigate access constraints
  • Plan engagement with stakeholders
  • Apply humanitarian principles and IHL in your engagement with stakeholders
  • Approach access constraints collaboratively and with confidence!

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How long will it take?
 This course should take you around five hours to complete.
 You can take breaks between modules

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How much does it cost?
 This course is free!

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Will I get a certificate at the end?
 Yes - you will be able to download a certificate once you have have completed all of the modules within the course.

The word START and a question mark in a circleHow 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.

Data protection and consent

This course is administered by Norwegian Refugee Council. By joining this course you are consenting to NRC being given access to your Kaya profile information, including your name and email address, so that they can provide the course. This may require them to contact you. Your data will be anonymised before it is used for any analysis or reporting purposes. If you have any questions about this, please email kayasupport@nrc.no