External Trainings

The IFRC Livelihoods Resource Centre recommends training courses from other humanitarian agencies, universities and specialised United Nations agencies, such as: the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Kimmage Development Studies Centre, Sussex University, RMIT University, Harvard Kennedy School, The SEEP Network and the International Training Centre of ILO, etc. They offer a wide range of on-line and face-to-face training, and even Masters Courses, in different formats and languages.

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Training courses on the Minimum Economic Recovery Standards (MERS) – and will also be offering courses on Market Systems Development moving forward.

The MERS offer the reader guidance on what good programming looks like and what to consider when you are planning your activities. You can read each section separately or in sequence. Each section has cross-references to other chapters or sections that may also be relevant, because many of the Standards or actions are linked. Use the figure “A Quick Look Inside the Standards” to guide you. This book will be most useful to field practitioners and humanitarians implementing programs immediately after a crisis.

Organization: SEEP Network
Type: online
Course language: en
Making Microfinance Work: managing product diversification

The course examines the challenges inherent in microfinance product diversification and identifies strategies for meeting those challenges. It provides tools and advice for managing the product diversification process as well as the ongoing delivery and maintenance of a diverse product portfolio.

Organization: International Training Centre of the ILO
Type: presencial
Course language: es en fr
My.COOP - Managing your agricultural cooperative

The objective of this training of trainers (TOT) course is to enable existing and potential managers of agricultural cooperatives to identify and address major challenges that are specific to cooperatives in market-oriented agricultural development.

Organization: ITC/ILO The International Labour Organization (International Training Centre ITC)
Type: online
Course language: es en fr
Food Security Information for Action

The e-learning curriculum brings together twelve (12) courses developed as part of the EC/FAO Food Security Information for Action Programme to support capacity development and on-the-job training at regional, national food security information systems and networks.

Organization: Based at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and funded by the European Union's "Food Security Thematic Programme (FSTP)
Type: online
Course language: en
Climate Change and Food Security

This course provides an overview of the impacts of climate change on food security. It also introduces climate-smart agriculture and practices that contribute to climate change adaptation, mitigation, food security and development.

Organization: This course is funded by the European Commission and implemented by the Food and Agriculture Organization.
Type: online de autoaprendizaje
Duration: 3.5 hours
Course language: es en fr
Sustainable Livelihoods and Climate Change Adaptation

This course aims to provide participants with a critical understanding of the key concepts, principles and tools of the Sustainable Livelihoods Approach in development planning and climate change adaptation contexts.

Organization: Kimmage Development Studies Centre
Type: presencial
Duration: 25 hours. 5 credits.
Course language: en
MA Agriculture and Rural Development 

The MA Agriculture and Rural Development offers cutting-edge insights and skills on the linkages between agriculture and rural development. As these topics have moved back to the top of the international development agenda, the Masters provides first-class training on how agriculture can contribute to poverty alleviation and rural development in low income countries.

Organization: University of East anglia, UK
Type: presencial
Course language: en
MA Social Development and Sustainable Livelihoods

This course offers the opportunity to explore the importance of social change and cultural factors in international development, develop understanding of theoretical frameworks for analysing change and strengthen competence in planning, managing and assessing activities that have implications for household and community livelihoods. The curriculum covers concepts and methods of social development; politics of development; social policies and institutions; and planning and implementation of development interventions. It is suitable for both recent graduates and professionals with practical experience. Flexibility in module selection and your research project will allow you to develop the programme of study to suit your career ambitions.

Organization: University of Reading, UK
Type: presencial
Course language: en
CRISTAL Training events

CRiSTAL is a project-planning tool that helps users design activities that support climate adaptation (i.e., adaptation to climate variability and change) at the community level. CRiSTAL stands for “Community-basedRisk Screening Tool – Adaptation andLivelihoods.”

Course language: en
Livelihoods Connect (LC)

Livelihoods Connect aims to provide researchers, policy-makers and development practitioners with up-to-date, diverse and credible information on the application of livelihoods approaches to development, research, policy and practice.
Originally a learning platform for the UK Department for International Development (DFID), over recent years Livelihoods Connect’s mandate has widened beyond the Sustainable Livelihoods Framework promoted by DFID.

Organization: Livelihoods Connect, Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, Brighton, BN1 9RE
Type: online
Course language: en
Food Security Policies - Formulation and Implementation

This course describes Food Security Policies and explains when and why they are required. The course also describes the process of Food Security Policy formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.

Organization: Food and Agriculture organization of the United Nations
Duration: 3 hours
Assessing Impact of Development Programmes on Food Security

The online course provides a comprehensive yet readily accessible source of guidance for assessing impact of food security programmes. It brings together the latest information on impact assessment from numerous guidelines and presents it within the context of large scale food security programmes. The focus is on large scale programmes but the methods and approaches described in the course are equally applicable to smaller food security projects.

Organization: FAO in collaboration with Wageningen University & Research Centre for Development Innovation
Type: online
Course language: en
A Primer to the Right to Adequate Food – FAO, E-Learning Course

The course introduces the principles and concept of the human right to adequate food and its practical application. The course also provides an overview of the historical development of this human right, the human rights based approach to development, recourse mechanisms, the Right to Food Guidelines and describes the rights, obligations and responsibilities of rights-holders and duty-bearers of the right to food.

Organization: FAO
Type: online
Course language: es en fr
FAO EC Distance learning course

Learning Centre offers self-paced e-learning courses on a wide range of Food Security related topics. The courses have been designed and developed by international experts to support capacity building and on-the-job training at national and local food security information systems and networks.

Type: online
Course language: es en fr
Integrated Food Security Phase Classification

The course provides an overview of the IPC approach as well as guidance on how to use IPC components.

Organization: FAO
Type: online
Duration: 3 hours
Communicating for Food Security

The course provides guidance on how to design and implement a communication strategy for food security information. Using several realistic examples, the course illustrates the various components of a communication strategy, and provides concrete and detailed guidelines on how to communicate through the media and how to present information to policymakers in order to influence the policymaking process.

Organization: FAO
Type: online
Microfinance and Development

In recent years microfinance – the provision of small-scale financial services to lower-income households in developing countries – has become a major development strategy, attracting substantial donor support. This course introduces microfinance principles and practices and examines key contemporary issues and debates. Topics covered include microfinance models and methodologies, targeting and outreach, impacts on poverty and the ‘empowerment’ of women, and the microenterprise sector in developing countries. Also examined is the controversial possibility of a trade-off between ensuring that microfinance programs are financially sustainable while maintaining a focus on the poorest clients.

Organization: RMIT University
Type: presencial correspondencia