Sudan

From our national HQ in Khartoum, and Darfur office in El Fasher, North Darfur, RedR UK is working to enable Sudanese organisations, government employees, and community members to respond to the needs of people throughout the state. 

See our *new* training calendars for 2017:

Please address any queries to sudan.admin@redr.org.uk.

Situation
 
Sudan has suffered decades of conflict, recurrent drought, floods and food shortages, creating a significant humanitarian need within the state. 
 
In Darfur, South Kordofan and the White Nile and Blue Nile states, enduring conflict and endemic poverty have combined with people fleeing war in neighbouring countries – South Sudan, Eritrea and the Central African Republic – to create significant challenges relating to food, shelter, water, health, and livelihoods.
 
The same factors also pose considerable challenges to humanitarian workers’ – and government employees’ – ability to address these issues, despite the state being listed by the UN as one of the world’s least developed nations.
 
Our Programme
 
RedR is the only dedicated training provider in Sudan which provides training in staff safety and welfare for humanitarian workers in both English and Arabic.
 
We know that effective aid delivery requires highly-trained workers with expert technical knowledge and project and people management skills. 
 
Sudan Team
 
From our headquarters in Khartoum, our Darfur office in El Fasher, and in other locations across the country, we offer open-to-all courses as well as tailor-made training for agencies which need support or training in deep field locations, enabling them to respond where the challenges are greatest. 
 
That’s why we use our training and skills expertise to raise the capacity of aid workers, humanitarian organisations, and government employees – primarily Sudanese nationals – to meet the needs of people affected by poverty and conflict.
 
By providing people in Sudan with the skills they need to assist people in need, through high quality courses, services and support, we are helping those who work to help others survive and thrive.
 
Sudan WASHSpecific, nationwide projects in Sudan include a full-country needs assessment of WASH skills, which we are following with WASH training in several locations across the state, and our innovative Partnership Strategy, a network open to all who have taken RedR training in Sudan, in which members can call on one another for immediate assistance during and after critical incidents, and in which experience and knowledge can be shared between humanitarians, government workers and community members.
 
‘Improving the effectiveness of the delivery of humanitarian programmes in Sudan’ an analysis of our work in the state produced for the UK Department for International Development (DFID), concluded that RedR’s programme had:
 
'Met a strong demand for local needs… standardised processes across the national ngo sector… (led to) an increasing sense of professionalism amongst humanitarian aid workers… linked humanitarian workers… created safer working practices, contributing to a more effective working environment… helped organisations continue working and establish new capacity, and …contributed to the sustainability of humanitarian and development activities in Sudan.' 
 
Our Training in 2014-15
 
  • We delivered 127 courses across the country
  • We trained 2,076 people, over 95% of whom were Sudanese nationals
  • 93% rated our training as ‘excellent’ or 'very good'
 
Our Courses in Sudan
 
We run courses which are open-to-all, or specifically designed, tailor-made trainingSudan training programmes. Both are suited to junior, mid-level and senior staff, and cover the following topics:
 

Safety and Security – Field Travel Safety; First Aid at Work; Management of Staff Safety; Personal Security and Safety; Safe and Secure Driving; Security Guard Training Level 1; Security Guard Training Level 2; Telecommunications and Safety

Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) – WASH in Emergencies; WASH Management (both courses deal with water treatment and testing, surveillance, health and waste management, hygiene promotion)

Logistics and Technical Support – Field Logistics in Emergencies

Staff Welfare – Basic Stress Management Skills; Foundations of Staff Welfare and Critical Incidents; Management of Staff Welfare and Critical Incidents; Managing and Mitigating Stress in Humanitarian Aid Workers

Humanitarian Practice – Do No Harm; Effective Humanitarian Leadership; Humanitarian Accountability Partnership; Humanitarian Principles and Practice; Sphere in Practice; Essentials of Humanitarian Practice

Project Management – Distance Management; Managing People in Emergencies; Managing Projects in Emergencies; Monitoring and Evaluation; Needs Assessment Techniques; Proposal Writing; Report Writing; Training of Trainers

Disaster Risk Reduction – Disaster Management 

Bespoke Training – Matching training to the needs of agencies on the ground, so they can offer humanitarian assistance of the highest possible standard

For more information, download our 2017 training calendar (January - May) in English or in Arabic, browse our course finder, or contact us directly at sudan.admin@redr.org.uk