On completion of this course, participants should be able to:
- Explain clearly the concept of humanitarian diplomacy and provide examples of humanitarian diplomacy in action
- List and categorize the main actors in the field of humanitarian diplomacy and describe their roles
- Describe the interplay between relevant international law, including international humanitarian law and humanitarian diplomacy
- Analyze the role of advocacy and persuasion in humanitarian diplomacy
- Organize a humanitarian diplomacy alliance
- Plan a persuasion campaign, taking into consideration the application of fundamental humanitarian principles
- Explain how to shape or influence negotiations through obtaining and using an evidence-based approach
- Describe how different humanitarian diplomacy contexts influence negotiation outcomes
- Analyze case studies of humanitarian diplomacy, identifying goals, actors, methods, challenges, and implementation.
Course topics – Modules 1 to 8
Orientation to online learning
Introduction to the online classroom and course tools for communication and interaction.
Course length-6 months
- Lectures 8
- Quizzes 0
- Duration 2 hours
- Language English
- Students 0
- Certificate No
- Assessments Yes
How diplomacy is understood in the context of humanitarian diplomacy, and the IFRC humanitarian diplomacy policy. The evolution, relevance, framework, and current practice of humanitarian diplomacy.
Cognitive tools to help humanitarian diplomats engage in debate, persuade decision-makers, negotiate, and find creative solutions for policy discussions leading to compromises acceptable to all negotiating parties.
The evolution of the RCRC Movement and the role and function of its components. The Geneva Conventions and international humanitarian law. Other actors including national governments, international organizations, NGOs, private entities, and individuals. Alliances and partnerships to influence decision-making.
Introduction to persuasion and related concepts. The audience for persuasion and planning a persuasion campaign.
Understanding the context and situation for persuasion. Practical skills and techniques for private and public speaking and writing as persuasion and advocacy tools.
Negotiation techniques and steps in the process. Negotiation in the multilateral, regional, and national contexts, and in crisis situations. Obtaining and using an evidence base to maximize impact.
Humanitarian diplomacy to ensure implementation of negotiated outcomes, examined through case studies.
Introduction to protocol, document drafting, working with the media, public speaking, social media, and monitoring and evaluation of humanitarian diplomacy activities.
- This is an online course, so you'll need to have a computer with an Internet connection, and you'll need a web-browser (you can use IE or FireFox). All the course materials you'll need to complete this course are provided in the course modules. You will not need to purchase any additional materials, resources, or books. You will also have the opportunity of experiencing the best online training platform. ADDITIONAL FEATURES: Online, interactive, self-paced and self-learning modules. Assignments to test your knowledge and understanding before and after the course. Opportunity to post comments, assignment answers, live chat and blogging etc.
- The course is aimed at programs and project managers, staff of NGOs, CBOs, staff of United Nations specialized agencies, donor agency field workers, volunteers, development actors, researchers, policy-makers, activists, women advocates, trainers, government officials etc.