The Urban Competency Framework - workshops in Jordan and UK

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As part of the Urban Competency Framework project, we are pleased to announce two free upcoming workshops in Jordan and the UK.

The Urban Competency Framework outlines the competencies and accompanying behaviours that underpin effective humanitarian action in urban crises. It can be used by individuals, employing organisations, professional institutes and learning providers to ensure that people involved in humanitarian action in urban crises have the competencies they need to work effectively.

It can also be used as a tool for improving collaboration between key stakeholders such as local authorities, humanitarians, built environment professionals, engineers, civil society. This is important as the specific nature, scale and complexity of urban crisesis most effectively addressed through an intersectoral approach.

Taking place in February 2019 in Amman, Jordan and London, UK the workshops are free of charge and will be a chance for participants to see the finalised Urban Competency Framework, learn how to use it, and discover how it is relevant to you and your team, from deploying staff to fostering collaboration across different actors. We hope you can join us! 

Book your place!

To book a FREE place on a workshop in Jordan or the UK, click the buttons below.

Deadline for applications: Sunday 3 February 2019

Workshop Bursaries

We are pleased to announce that we have a limited number of bursaries available for those who would like to attend a workshop, but cannot be sponsored by their organisations. Bursaries are up to US $400 perperson, and exclusively cover accommodation and flights.

Criteria for Eligibility

  •  The organisation would be potential user of UCF and can demonstrate how they would apply the framework to their work.
  • Preference will be given to those coming from the global south.
  • Preference will be given to members of the Global Alliance for Urban Crises (GAUC) or those who have actively contributed to the GAUC and WG2.

If you would like to apply for a bursary, please click here to complete the survey by Sunday 3rd February 2019

Our partners

Global Alliance for Urban Crises was established to bring together the different actors who can help to improve crisis preparedness and response in our increasingly urban world

The International Rescue Committee responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and gain control of their future

The European Commission's Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid department (ECHO) provides assistance for affected countries and populations whenever there is a disaster or humanitarian emergency


  • Urban Competency Framework is produced through funding provided to the International Rescue Committee from EU Humanitarian Aid (ECHO). It is part of a wider project for the Global Alliance for Urban Crises (GAUC) entitled ‘Developing the skills to meet the needs of urban populations in crises through the alliance of urban responders.'