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Localisation of Environment in Humanitarian Action (EHA) :
Tailor-made and site-adapted Environment in Humanitarian Action Trainings in selected Humanitarian Contexts

In recent years, the nexus between the environment and humanitarian action has become increasingly significant. Environmental degradation and climate change can exacerbate humanitarian crises, while humanitarian actions can have substantial environmental impacts. Climate change, in particular, is intensifying natural disasters, displacing communities, and straining resources. Integrating environmental and climate considerations into humanitarian efforts is crucial for ensuring that these actions are sustainable and do not inadvertently harm the very communities they aim to support. This approach, known as Environment in Humanitarian Action (EHA), is essential for creating more effective and resilient responses to crises.

The “Localisation of Environment in Humanitarian Action” project aims to enhance the capacity of local actors in integrating environmental considerations into humanitarian actions. Utilizing the curriculum from the JEU’s existing online course “Environment in Humanitarian Action (EHA),” the project will update and adapt the content to reflect the latest knowledge and developments. The training will be tailored to the specific contexts and needs of two selected countries: Bangladesh and Syria. The updated EHA training will be extended into a comprehensive 5 to 7-day program, followed by a 2-day Training of Trainers (ToT) session.

Key Outcomes

  1. Enhanced capacity on environment in humanitarian action: The project aims to significantly enhance the capacity of local actors to integrate environment in humanitarian actions, thereby making humanitarian actions more effective, efficient, sustainable and contextually appropriate.
  2. Localization and Nexus Integration: The project’s focus on enabling local actors and engaging development stakeholders aligns with the growing emphasis on localization in humanitarian and development work. By involving those who are closest to the challenges, the project ensures that responses are culturally relevant and contextually sensitive.
  3. Knowledge Sharing and Replication: By training local actors to become trainers themselves, the project intends a sustainable cycle of knowledge dissemination.

Stakeholders

Humanitarian practitioners from local actors, and local partners:

The project is funded and supported by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)

Project Implementation Countries

Syria                                                                                                                                   Bangladesh

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