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Mission Ready launch event in Amman, Jordan

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Online training platform Mission Ready is hosting a launch event to celebrate the release of our ‘Remote Security Management’ course in Arabic on July 12 in Amman, Jordan.   

Attendees can try out this innovative online training, designed to put decision-making to the test with realistic, ‘point of view’ video simulations set in a fictional Middle Eastern context.  

They will also hear from a panel of carefully selected experts on remote management and current security challenges within the MENA region. Sign up to attend the event via Eventbrite.

RedR Programme Manager Kate Denman said: "Making Mission Ready accessible in Arabic was a top priority for us. 

“The use of remote management is prevalent among organisations responding to protracted crises in the Arabic-speaking world - including Syria, Iraq, Yemen and Libya - and many staff working on the ground are unable to attend formal, classroom-based training. 

“It is critical to ensure we mitigate risks and reduce the vulnerability of key staff in the humanitarian response to these crises. They must have accessible and effective security training."

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What is Mission Ready?

Mission Ready is an online training platform that offers aid workers easy access to high-quality security training by using gaming-based technology. 

The ‘Remote Security Management’ course teaches NGO workers how to effectively bridge the distance between headquarters, regional and field offices in order to manage organisational security.

Learners are transported, through video-simulation technology, to the conflict-affected nation of Zabadin - a fictional Middle Eastern country - to respond to a cholera outbreak with the invented NGO Health Emergency International.

Faced with a series of dilemmas, learners must apply their newly-acquired knowledge to take tough security decisions under time pressure and in coordination with team-mates in headquarters and field offices.

140 Mission Ready licenses are being issued to Syrian Community-Based Organisations in partnership with DisasterReady and the Investing in Syrian Humanitarian Action programme this summer. 

Interviewed in an independent impact assessment of the ‘Field Security Management’ course, MSF logistician Lesly Dieuveille said: "The timed exercises made me feel pressured, under stress, which was good as it's similar to the field." 

Security experts from 13 leading NGOs, humanitarian forums and security platforms guided the development of Mission Ready, which was produced by RedR UK and Digital Training Solutions (DTS).

Game-based learning has been proven to improve both user engagement and knowledge retention. We really believe that Mission Ready will help revolutionise training in the sector - and help save lives.

Mike Todd

CEO of Digital Training Solutions (DTS)

Join us in Amman on 12 July

Event Details

Speakers include:

  • "Remote Management in the Syrian context", by Jennifer Snell, South Syria Deputy Director, Care International in Jordan
  • "Mission Ready: from development to evolving with advances in the humanitarian sector", by Kate Denman, Europe and Global Initiatives Programme Manager, RedR UK 

Additional speakers to be announced shortly. 

The event takes place at the Haya Cultural Center on Ilya Abu Madhi St and starts at 7pm. Attendance is free but guests must register on our Eventbrite page


Note to editors: 

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  • Mission Ready has a banded pricing structure with licenses starting at just $8.
  • For a free license to test out the platform, please get in touch.
  • The platform is available online and as an offline PC app, to mitigate intermittent internet connection issues users may face in the field.   
  • For further information, please contact Communications Officer Aaron Walawalkar at aaron.walawalkar@redr.org.uk or on +44 (0)7858 355 075.