In preparation for the development of the online self-learning training platform, HARP-F conducted a survey of potential beneficiaries. Our research revealed that no generalised emergency response course is available in Myanmar. Many trainings that exist in Myanmar focus on disaster risk reduction rather than emergency response more broadly. No courses exist in Myanmar language, with Myanmar trainers or applying real-life situations from Myanmar as the training scenario.
COVID-19 has restricted the ability of people to move and meet in large numbers, and these movement restrictions have been compounded by the current ongoing crisis. Many international staff of humanitarian organisations have left Myanmar, creating a greater reliance on Myanmar staff and national organisations to play a leading role in the response. Humanitarian needs are growing and expected to continue to do so while the current situation remains volatile. The need, therefore, for an accessible online self-learning training in emergency response is expected to be high. Of 79 respondents to HARP-F’s survey (from 40 organisations), 88% felt that an online / self-learning training course would be useful.
Closing date for the proposal : 30th September 2021.