Comprehensive Accessible Humanitarian Assistance for Older People and People with Disabilities
One hour free online training
We strongly recommend the one hour online training - Comprehensive Accessible Humanitarian Assistance for Older People and People with Disabilities.
This training focuses on accessibility to humanitarian assistance for older people and persons with disabilities. By showing examples of concrete cases in the field, the training gives insight about the specific barriers and risks that affect the target group in humanitarian crises due to factors such as non-accessibility and dependence on others. It provides practical tools on how to include these concerns in humanitarian projects by addressing four types of barriers: Physical, Attitudes and Behaviour, Communication, Policy and Programmatic.
How to get started
Go to DisasterReady.org and set up an account for free. The easiest way to find the training is to paste "Comprehensive Accessible Humanitarian Assistance for Older People and People with Disabilities" into the search field that pops up. Click on it and get started!
Global Health and Disability
If you want to take a course that is more comprehensive and particularly focusing on health and disability, we recommend this free online course offered by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. The course “aims to raise awareness about the importance of health and well-being of people with disabilities in the context of the global development agenda: Leaving no one behind.”
It runs over three-weeks, at a pace of 4 hours per week. Click here to read more about the course and sign up for free for the next course start.