November

Security in Urban Emergencies (Online Course)

Training

Security in Urban Emergencies

This course is subsidised through generous funding from Lloyds Charities Trust.

ABOUT THE COURSE

This 4-week online course will give participants the necessary skills and knowledge to participate in the development of security strategies,from conducting context analyses, to how that informs the subsequent vulnerability assessments and risk assessments, through to using security frameworks to mitigate urban specific risks.

WHAT DOES THE COURSE COVER

  • Context Analysis
  • Actor Mapping and Specific Urban Threats
  • Gender and Security
  • Threat and Vulnerability
  • Assessing Risk
  • Developing Security Strategies
  • The Differences between Urban and Rural Violence
  • Security Plans

BY THE END OF THE COURSE YOU WILL BE ABLE TO:

  • Develop basic context analysis for a complex urban setting, using a good practice structure
  • Differentiate the risks faced by diverse humanitarians (particularly with regard to gender)
  • Identify security threats of special concern in an urban environment and use a security risk framework to manage them.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

Participants should have an interest in working in an urban emergency response and have some experience in the humanitarian and/or development sector. This course presupposes a working knowledge of basic humanitarian principles.

METHODOLOGY

The duration of the facilitated on-line course is 4 consecutive weeks where all activities take place on-line. It is expected that you spend around three to five hours per week on participating in team activities and completing individual tasks.

Most of the activities are asynchronous, the asynchronous model means that you can log in when convenient for you, whether that is during the working day, in the evening at home or while travelling. However, there will be some webinars where a time will be scheduled and participants will need to be available to participate in tasks, this will cater to different time zones and working schedules.

"I am now convinced that online courses are as good as face to face courses. This was worth it, as this course, Security in urban emergencies, has enriched my knowledge and skills regarding the provision of safety and security in urban areas for humanitarian organizations. My highlight of the course came in the pre-amble of the course on relief workers understanding of urban spaces and the challenges that are present when working in an urban context. Understanding an urban context has been very helpful because it has helped me understand how it affects programmes of humanitarian workers as well as how it affects the security of the same aid workers. Ultimately, understanding security in urban emergencies has helped me understand how to reduce security incidents experienced by aid workers in urban settings. In terms of how this learning could apply differently in an urban environment, I guess this course should be made mandatory to all aid workers operating from urban environments, as all aid workers are exposed to all urban challenges."

-Security in Urban Emergencies participant, September 2018

"One of the best aspects of this course was the diversity of participating students. Different nationalities and professional backgrounds made this course truly an enriching learning experience. The trainer was very accessible at all times and responded quickly to questions. Overall, taking the course broadened my knowledge and provided me with new perspectives and a multitude of helpful literature to delve deeper into the discussed topics."

"I am now convinced that online courses are as good as face to face courses. This was worth it, as this course, Security in urban emergencies, has enriched my knowledge and skills regarding the provision of safety and security in urban areas for humanitarian organizations. My highlight of the course came in the pre-amble of the course on relief workers understanding of urban spaces and the challenges that are present when working in an urban context. Understanding an urban context has been very helpful because it has helped me understand how it affects programmes of humanitarian workers as well as how it affects the security of the same aid workers. Ultimately, understanding security in urban emergencies has helped me understand how to reduce security incidents experienced by aid workers in urban settings. In terms of how this learning could apply differently in an urban environment, I guess this course should be made mandatory to all aid workers operating from urban environments, as all aid workers are exposed to all urban challenges."

-Security in Urban Emergencies participant, September 2018

"One of the best aspects of this course was the diversity of participating students. Different nationalities and professional backgrounds made this course truly an enriching learning experience. The trainer was very accessible at all times and responded quickly to questions. Overall, taking the course broadened my knowledge and provided me with new perspectives and a multitude of helpful literature to delve deeper into the discussed topics."

SCHOLARSHIPS

RedR UK is committed to making our courses accessible to any organisation, regardless of size. We offer course scholarships for eligible participants who meet specific criteria. For more information on RedR Scholarships and how to apply, please click here.

Any questions? Check out our FAQs here and our T&Cs here.

If you have any questions about this course or require further information, please contact Isaac.Snow@redr.org.uk

In case of any complaints, please email complaints@redr.org.uk

RedR UK is committed to making sure everyone’s needs are met, including people of different genders, ages and disabilities. If you have any specific access requirements or learning needs RedR are committed to try and make reasonable adjustments to support your needs, please email training@redr.org.uk or phone 0207 840 6000 at any stage of the booking process to talk directly to RedR about your needs.

Course Overview

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Course Length
26 days
Location
Online
Timezone
Europe/London
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