CHS Alliance and Danish Refugee Council (DRC) organised a capacity building event for diaspora volunteers and organisations working in the humanitarian sector. AFFORD, as a partner of DEMAC and beneficiary of the European Union Aid Volunteer (EUAV) project managed by DRC assisted in organising the training programme.
The four day programme took place in London from the 11th-14th September 2018 and included training sessions on Understanding Core Humanitarian Standards & Principles, Strengthening Local Capacities, Resource Management, Understanding Complaints Mechanisms, implementing safety policy and an explanation of the European Union Aid Volunteer Certification process. A variety of diaspora led organisations throughout the UK and Europe took part, these included:
- Hand in Hand
- Danish Refugee Council
- Organisation of Rehabilitation of Somalia
- Homs League Abroad
- Lunchbox Gift
- The Organisation of Sierra Leonean Health Professionals
- Afghansk Kulturforening
- From Street to School
- Afghan Youth Association in Denmark
AFFORD received extremely positive feedback from attendees and will be facilitating further events and activities over the next six months.