Certificate in Managing Teams in Humanitarian Response

Course Overview

In any emergency situation, it’s very hard to manage people, and the success of any humanitarian response in any humanitarian situation depends on how effective management of the crisis. Various teams from various organizations including security, health, intelligence, media are present in humanitarian response grounds and coordinating all this groups calls for sobriety in handling the emergence at hand.

The course focuses on operational aspects of disaster and emergency response as well preparing for disasters. It addresses plans for communicating with the public during emergencies and techniques for producing, exchanging and distributing information for humanitarian organizations. Experiences from many emergency situations show that communication is most effective when information management is linked to information ‘exchange and social communication techniques and processes.


Course Content


  • Communication and information management during an emergency and disaster response
  • Planning communication and information management for emergencies and disasters
  • Managing information during an emergency disaster
  • Working with communication media
  • Developing messages and material



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


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


DURATION: 3 Months



ORGANIZERS: Capacity Africa Institute

LANGUAGE: English and French

FORMAT: Online Learning

GENERAL COURSE CONTACT: info@capacitybuildingonline.com