International Diploma In Humanitarian Assistance
Shaping Humanitarian Leaders
LIMITED SPOTS STILL OPEN for IDHA 50
Media reports and images inundate the world with humanitarian crises: refugees drowning at sea, populations ravaged by famine, and seemingly endless conflicts. Collective and coordinated responses to humanitarian crises have never been more essential. Good intentions to respond and act must be informed by practical experience, technical knowledge, and academic critique.
Grounded in social justice and humanitarian ethics, the Institute of International Humanitarian Affairs (IIHA) at Fordham University endeavors to make the global response to humanitarian crises more sustainable, effective, and dignified. Through the intersection of critical academic analysis and concrete hands-on experience, we believe that humanitarian action can transform the world.
The International Diploma in Humanitarian Assistance (IDHA), the flagship program of the IIHA, equips mid-career humanitarian professionals to drive the humanitarian sector of the future in a more innovative direction. For 20 years, the IIHA has trained thousands of humanitarian workers in cities around the world – from Kathmandu to Amman, Geneva to Cairo.
This June the IIHA will commence its 50th IDHA course in New York City and we want you to join us! IDHA 50 students will join a cohort of diverse and highly qualified aid and development professionals from all over the world in a one-month intensive course to receive one-of-a-kind training from world-renowned experts in the humanitarian field.
The course provides the critical skills and knowledge to more effectively intervene in the complex emergency and protracted crises of the 21st century. The curriculum is highly interactive and participants will gain:
- Extensive insight to the needs of people affected by conflict, disaster, and displacement;
- Skills in facilitating cooperation and dialogue between international, governmental, and non-governmental agencies;
- Awareness, understanding, and skills essential for effective service in emergency and protracted humanitarian crises;
- Opportunities to collaborate and network with colleagues working for diverse international, governmental, and non-governmental humanitarian agencies;
- Tools to evaluate interventions and identify examples of good practice; and
- Methods for anticipating and preventing humanitarian crises.
Upon completion of the course, graduates will receive eight graduate level credits accepted towards a Master of Arts in International Humanitarian Action at Fordham University, or potentially their studies at other academic institutions.
Course Fee: $5,500 includes tuition, course materials, lodging, and all weekday meals for one month.
Applications are still open for the New York course in June and another IDHA course in Vienna, Austria from November 5 to December 1, 2017.
Housed at Fordham, the Jesuit University of New York, the Institute of International Humanitarian Affairs (IIHA) educates a future generation of humanitarians in the classroom, shapes humanitarian leaders in the field, and innovates solutions to challenges in humanitarian crises.