Certificate in Forced Migration

Course Overview

This course introduces students to international and regional systems and standards for protection of asylum seekers from the perspectives of history, legal, theory and practical. It also examines the escalating challenges for refugee protection resulting from a mixed migration, and rising xenophobia.  Challenges presented by complex emergencies and mass influxes are discussed and responses the international community to effective humanitarian aid delivery. The critical importance of approaching refugee populations as heterogeneous groups with differing needs and resources is explained and approaches to the identification of and response to special protection needs of vulnerable individuals within the community is discussed.

Forced migration was and is still a major international challenge because it lies at the heart of the fundamental concepts of humanity and equality.. Attention is also given to the durable solutions for solving refugee issues i.e. repatriation, local integration, resettlement as well as the challenges presented by each of them. Individual are compelled to move because of issues related to war, conflict, environmental and human catastrophies, effects of globalization and economic polarization.

 

Course Content

  • Introduction to forced migration-history of population movements, evolution of refugee regime and basic concepts
  • Contemporary challenges of forced migration: mixed migration, human trafficking, complex emergencies and mass influxes
  • Division of roles and responsibilities: governments, donors, NGOs, and the cluster approach
  • The search for durable solutions as an integral part of protecting refuges; key challenges in a shrinking world
  • International and regional frameworks for refugee protection; Geneva convention of 1951 and 1967 protocol.
  • The search for durable solutions as an integral part of protecting refuges; key challenges in a shrinking world
  • Participatory needs assessment of refugee populations; identification of and response to individuals with special protection needs.
  • Participatory needs assessment of refugee populations; identification of and response to individuals with special protection needs.

Exercises:

After they have read the material for each unit, students are expected to test their own Learning by completing some relevant exercises and tasks.

Assignments:

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

 

DURATION: 3 Months

REGIONS TARGETED: Global

COURSE FEE: $400

ORGANIZERS: Development Dimensions Africa

LANGUAGE: English

FORMAT: Online Learning

GENERAL COURSE CONTACT: infoinfo@humanitarianagenda.org

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