Supporting organisations to learn from past and plan for future responses through facilitation of workshops, meetings and reflection events is also core to our work as enablers. This includes regional and global events, organisational strategy and development sessions, and in particular expertise areas such as civil-military coordination and protection. We also regularly teach in university degree courses at institutions such as RMIT University, Deakin University, La Trobe University, the University of Melbourne and Monash University.
Recent projects include humanitarian protection training for International Medical Corps; design and delivery of training on international humanitarian protection for Australian Red Cross; regular facilitation for the Church Agency Network Disaster Operations (CAN DO) team; and development and delivery of a module on human security for La Trobe University.
We have also developed and delivered bespoke training for the Australian Defence Force on how to work with the international humanitarian system and civil-military coordination.
Humanitarian Advisory Group has worked with the Global Protection Cluster (GPC) providing subject matter expertise, training material development and facilitation skills to support the GPC mission. Humanitarian Advisory Group led on the development of a training manual that was rolled out across multiple countries and has subsequently been translated into French, Spanish and Arabic.
We co-led the training of trainers to develop a cadre of trainers that were able to support the roll out process. Humanitarian Advisory Group was also invited to facilitate the GPC Annual Retreat in Geneva that brought together representatives from over 35 countries to share learning and experiences of protection response operations in countries including Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya. We are proud to have supported the GPC to achieve its stated mission ‘to improve the predictability, leadership, effectiveness and accountability of response operations’.