Training on Minimum Standards for Displacement Sites

Module 7: Involving communities in decision making

The module supports learners to improve governance structures in collective centres and other displacement sites

Module description

The module provides an overview of minimum standard 2.4: inclusive and representative governance structures are accountable to and have the capacity to meet the needs of the site population. The module explores underlying concepts that inform the standard, the actions that need to be taken in order to apply the standard and how the actions and indicators can be adapted to the Ukraine humanitarian response. 

There are no pre-requisites for this module. However, before attending this module learners are encouraged to participate in the module 'Participation and representation of displaced communities (Participation, information sharing and feedback and complaints mechanisms)' on which this module builds. In addition, if learners are not familiar with the Minimum Standards, they are encouraged to watch the video 'Supporting displaced populations in the Ukraine humanitarian response: An introduction to the minimum standards for displacement sites' and participate in the module 'Supporting displaced populations in the Ukraine humanitarian response: Using the Minimum Standards in practice' before attending this module.


This module is a facilitated module which uses participatory methods. It is expected that learners will participate in discussions and activities in order to deepen their understanding of the concepts that are discussed. Participants will be offered opportunities to share relevant personal experiences and reflections to benefit their own and others' learning.  At the end of the module, participants will be provided with a summary of key messages from the module and a list of relevant resources.

Module objectives

  • Describe what governance structures are in the context of collective centres and other displacement sites,
  • Explain what the concepts of inclusion and vulnerability mean in humanitarian responses,
  • Identify which factors may create vulnerabilities in the Ukraine humanitarian response and which groups may be at risk of being marginalised or under-represented in decision-making structures,
  • Consider what governance structures, community leadership and power dynamics currently exist amongst displaced populations and analyse how these might impact inclusion and representation,
  • Describe ways to ensure governance structures are accountable to and have the capacity to meet the needs of the site population (standard 2.4),

Identify key actions you will undertake to support the creation or strengthening of inclusive and representative governance structures.

Who should attend?

This module is aimed at anyone who is working or volunteering with displaced people in Ukraine or neighbouring countries and who has a role in managing or coordinating a collective centre or other displacement sites, or anyone who wishes to deepen their understanding of the topic.

Course structure

95 mins facilitated sessions including a 10 minute break (delivered using Zoom)

How to join

If you would like to attend, please register through Eventbrite. You will receive instructions on how to join the course after registration.

The live online sessions are hosted on Zoom. We recommend joining via the Zoom app. Participants may join the training via a browser, although the browser offers limited access to some of the interactive features of the training. Participants will be expected to have a stable internet connection and to actively participate in all facilitated sessions.


What is the language of the training?

Training could be facilitated by RedR UK experts in English, Ukrainian, Polish, and Romanian.


Dates of the training sessions are listed here.

Click here to access other free, online contextualised modules offered by RedR UK to individuals and organisations responding to the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine and neighbouring countries.

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Upon completion of the course participants will be eligible to apply for a HPass Badge, a digital indicator of achievement, and a way for participants to demonstrate their skills and experience in the humanitarian sector. You can find more information on HPass Badges here.

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