The course comprises 3 modules to be taught over 3 semesters. It will start in Semester Two of Year 1.
1. Introduction to Humanitarian Assistance
This module provides an introduction to the humanitarian assistance industry. The history, growth and current development in the industry will be reviewed. The different focus areas of aid and the different aid agencies will be studied. Causes of natural disasters and reasons behind humanitarian assistance programmes will be examined.
2. International Relief & Development
This module explores the common standards, practices and operational framework of providing aid during emergencies. The specific issues associated with planning and selection of services rendered by aid agencies will be addressed. Development work and its contribution to poverty alleviation and economic progress of rural communities will also be explored.
3. Stakeholder Relations & Fundraising
This module examines advocacy and fundraising effort and the importance of managing donor relations in order to ensure effective communication and good working relationships are maintained with stakeholders involved in executing and aid programme.