Certificate in Education in Emergencies

Course overview

It seems that emergency circumstances have almost become a way of life in developing nations. Events such as the recent typhoons Haiyan and Phailin; the war in Afghanistan and Iraq; armed conflicts, droughts, and epidemics in Africa; earthquakes, tsunamis, and many other events to date, have affected billions of peoples around the world.


Victims of emergency situations need not only basic necessities such as food, shelter, and medical aid but also educational facilitation and continuity. This is crucial since mitigation efforts often take years, which can have effects over generations. If mitigation strategies are not well planned and executed there is a great risk that the affected populace can get into an intergenerational poverty trap. This phenomenon can have harmful effects on the development of society at large.


The Education in Emergencies program will teach students and practitioners the essential skills and competencies needed to work in the education sector and in mitigating, responding to and rebuilding after complex emergencies.


Course objectives

By the end of the course you should be able to:

  • Explain the characteristics of natural disasters and complex emergencies
  • Discuss potential impacts and dilemmas associated with humanitarian responses
  • Understand how education can assist in disaster recovery
  • Explain the impact of conflict in education
  • Understand the roles played by different actors in fostering education in emergencies


Target Audience

This is an introductory course suitable for anyone who has recently started working in or is thinking about entering the humanitarian sector, including staff of humanitarian aid organizations, governments, UN agencies, and individuals actively seeking work in the sector. There are no prerequisites for this course. All participants are expected to have theoretical knowledge of humanitarianism, although humanitarian aid experience is not presumed.


Course Content

  • Educating Children In Emergency Settings; An Unexpected Lifeline
  • Emergency Education, A Critical Review Of The Field
  • Human Rights And Education
  • Role Of Education In Protection
  • The Role of National Governments in providing education during Emergencies
  • Education and Fragility: A New Framework
  • Education Structures & Management – School Administration
  • The Impact of Women Teachers on Girls’ Education
  • The Impact of Conflict on Education




In order to demonstrate their understanding of the course content, students will be required to submit three assignments.


Course duration: 3 months

Course fee: €500

Regions targeted: Global


Training format:

All materials are made available through our online learning platform

Language: English and French

To register for the course, contact:

The Director of Admissions
Strategia, Netherlands
The Hague, Netherlands

Tel: +31 616950 384

Email: info@strategianetherlands.nl
Website: www.strategianetherlands.nl

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