Saving Lives and Livelihoods:

Managing Fundamental Interventions in Complex Emergencies

A Course For Managers Of Refugee And Relief Operations

Set in the wine country of Cape Town, South Africa

August 13 25, 2001

The Feinstein International Famine Center at Tufts University is pleased to present a two week intensive course for humanitarian program managers focusing on nutrition, public health and community-based animal health interventions in complex emergencies. In addition to these foci, specialists in gender, humanitarian law, rights and principles, refugees/forced migration and livelihoods will offer in-depth sessions. Geared to country directors and program managers of relief operations in conflict and forced displacement settings, the course will cover:

         the current debates & latest thinking on issues of humanitarian policy and practice

         training in IHL/human rights/principles and standards (SPHERE, Red Cross/NGO Code of Conduct)

         social, political and economic analysis as well as gender and generation-sensitive frameworks of analysis and response

         skill building in public nutrition, public health, livestock, livelihoods and water and sanitation interventions, including training in:

-         basic management of program operations, fundraising, support, logistics and contingency planning

-         understanding, manipulating and managing nutritional and public health survey data

-         assessing, designing, implementing and managing emergency responses


         The UNHCR and UNICEF program methodologies, United Nations inter-agency consolidated appeal processes and coordinating mechanisms (e.g., OCHA)

Spaces are limited. For further information, including rates and application, please contact:

Summer Programs

Feinstein International Famine Center

Attention: Gloria Gamba

96 Packard Avenue

Medford, MA 02155 USA

1-617-627-3423 (phone)

1-617-627-3428 (fax)

(Special provisions for children will be made. Families are welcome).

see :

Family Registration Form + Rates (pdf file, 18 k)

Participant Registration Form + Rates (pdf file, 20 k)