READY Training Approach

READY ‘s trainings improve the capacity of NGOs and other humanitarian actors to plan and implement an integrated multi-sectoral outbreak response. Self-paced virtual sessions for specific cohorts are accompanied by live sessions. Training materials are made available to the public after the initial cohort has completed the training.

To date, READY has developed two separate training series:

Epidemiology and Modeling of Infectious Diseases in the Humanitarian Setting

The goal of this FREE upcoming training (coming in early 2021) is to equip participants with foundational infectious disease epidemiology and modeling concepts to be able to have a better command of the interpretation of common data that is available for humanitarian emergencies. It will also explain and demonstrate how key data translates to models in large-scale disease outbreaks and prepares the learner to engage with and make use of epidemiological data and models in a variety of outbreaks. Upon completion of an 8-hour training over 2 weeks, participants should be able to use epidemiological data, models, and scenarios to inform their humanitarian work.

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Communities in Humanitarian Settings: COVID-19 Micro-Trainings

The goal of this  free training package is to improve the capacity of NGOs to implement community-centered COVID-19 pandemic response approaches in humanitarian settings and increase awareness of how such approaches impact the overall response. These video-based trainings, launched in September 2020, feature foundational knowledge and expert interviews in key technical areas:

  • Risk Communication and Community Engagement,
  • Infection Prevention and Control and Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene, and
  • Community Health Programming.

These self-paced trainings total approximately 8 hours of viewing time and are supplemented with tools and additional learning resources. All training components are freely available to the public.

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