Emergencies management training

Humanitarian action or the response to humanitarian crises is a great opportunity of work and personal learning in which professionals from any field can contribute with their knowledge.

Synergies between humanitarian actors and private companies, whether as collaborators, donors, product developers or service providers focused on populations in need of assistance, has been, and it still is, a growing and consolidating sector.

However, what are the major challenges, opportunities and main constraints of humanitarian aid?

This course, represents an introduction to the main components to respond to humanitarian crises, the modus operandi of large international non-governmental organizations (INGOs), their main working, project management and decision-making tools used by these high performance teams clearly results oriented.

From 20 to 40 hours
Face-to-face and On-Line
Spanish, Catalan, English and French


Training medical and health staff attending postgraduates, masters of tropical medicine, nursing schools, residents of different specialities or employed specialists.

  • Understand the main challenges, politics and economical aspects related to humanitarian aid. How to guarantee the Access and the security of humanitarian teams.
  • Know the different management and operational policies used by the main INGO’s to achieve positive results in critical situations and contexts.
  • Identify possible professional and personal opportunities within humanitarian aid.
  • Acknowledge possible links and collaboration fields between humanitarian and private sectors.


Contents and duration of each training can be adapted to the public target needs.

In order cover the objectives of this training; the following points will be treated from a humanitarian emergency perspective:

  • Initial needs assessment. Detection and investigation of medical and humanitarian emergencies.
  • Introduction to the Top Ten Priorities in Humanitarian Emergencies.
  • Outbreaks. Risk factors and possible response strategies.
  • Nutritional crises. Risk factors and possible response strategies.
  • Complex emergencies: natural disasters and armed conflicts.


The training combines several classroom or on-line theoretical and practical sessions and an outdoors activity.

The methodologies defined and used are based on experience learning, with the principles of horizontality and involvement as a starting point.

All facilitators from La Cooperativa Humanitaria are willing to share their knowledge and experience acquired in the field with all participants in order to boost significant learning and get the student actively engaged in his/her learning experience.

While designing and implementing all our emergency response trainings, we aim for the maximum training quality and facilitate new knowledge acquirement. This is the main objective that leads us to integrate different learning methods including:

  • Case studies based on real humanitarian emergencies and own experiences
  • Group discussions
  • Simulations or demonstrations on the use of original material
  • Role plays
  • Skill practices in individual and group exercises
  • Project design frameworks or action plans

Previous experiences

  • Public Health in Emergencies, NOHA, Deusto
  • Managing Humanitarian Emergencies, International Weeks, EADA. 2016 y 2017.
  • Training on Humanitarian Emergencies Response Management, UdG
  • Training on emergencies on-line, UAB