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 three separate training in-person training series, and has begun offering eLearning courses through Kaya.

eLearning Courses

READY’s newest training offerings are eLearning courses for WASH in Epidemics and Infant and Young Child Feeding (IYCF) Remote Counseling. These are hosted on Kaya, the eLearning platform managed by the Humanitarian Leadership Academy (a READY consortium member). Read more about: WASH in Epidemics | IYCF Remote Counseling | Kaya. To receive announcements of new eLearning courses, subscribe to READY Updates.

Operational Readiness Training Program for Major Disease Outbreak Response

READY’s core training offering is a blended, co-created learning experience featuring a digital simulation, customized training and technical assistance, and ongoing mentoring. The first round of the training program took place from December 2021–February 2022. We are in the process of refining the training and will be re-opening the Expressions of Interest process soon. Subscribe to READY updates to receive announcements about the Operational Readiness Training Program by email.

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Epidemiology and Modeling of Infectious Diseases in the Humanitarian Setting

The goal of this training 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 also explains and demonstrates how key data translates to models in large-scale disease outbreaks and prepares learners to engage with and make use of epidemiological data and models in a variety of outbreaks. After completion of an 9-hour training over 2 weeks, participants should be able to use epidemiological data, models, and scenarios to inform their humanitarian work

This training was delivered to Africa, Asia, and Middle East cohorts in February and March of 2021, and will be delivered to an additional Africa cohort and a Global cohort in May and June of 2021. READY is not accepting additional applicants at this time.

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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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