The past decade has seen a sharp increase in the number of countries affected by and recovering from large scale disasters, especially in the Asia-Pacific region. A parallel growth has occurred in the number of professionals working in the fields of humanitarian assistance, post-crisis recovery and development. Policymakers and practitioners face a myriad of challenges associated with countries in or emerging from complex emergencies. Yet rarely do they have the opportunity to reflect upon the critical concepts, practical challenges and policy dilemmas involved in supporting effective transitions.
The Advanced course on crisis, recovery and transitions aims to facilitate learning and guided reflection on these crucial issues and the dynamics they are subject to in the Asia-Pacific region. The course will bring together mid-career and senior professionals in Beijing for one week. Course participants will engage in a participatory learning process that combines lectures with small group discussions and exercises, with the possibility of publishing an analytical piece.