With the support of Lloyd's Charities Trust, RedR has had a dedicated team working on including elements of e-learning in its programmes since April 2016. Both 'Personal Security for Humanitarians' and 'Introduction to Humanitarianism in Urban Settings' have an e-learning component. RedR Mentors (who support aspiring humanitarians) are also trained entirely online.
In April 2017, the first urban training course to be delivered entirely on-line - 'Urban Humanitarianism' - is launched. It is immediately apparent from the breadth of interest that this method of training has a global reach. People from places as diverse as Zimbabwe, Greece and Pakistan have signed up to take the course. The digital platform we have chosen has the added advantage of working on very low bandwidth connections which ensures that even people with the most basic facilities are able to access the course.