Humanitarian responders, as well as the different agencies working in the field, should have a minimum knowledge and background about the humanitarian action sector to follow the humanitarian principles. Furthermore, personnel should have experience in how different organizations inter-relate, internally and externally during a humanitarian crisis.

The Foundational Humanitarian Practice course is excellent for those who are looking to work in the field and also is an excellent refresher course for those who already work in the field strengthing capacity building and building networks with other responders. 

 This five-day Foundational Humanitarian Practice training focuses on the following topics:

  • Introduction to Humanitarian Essentials
  • Understanding Terminology in Indonesia’s Disaster Context
  • International, Regional, and National Legal Frameworks for Disaster Response
  • Humanitarian Actors and Their Mandates
  • Altruistic Motivations and Code of Conduct
  • Accountability and Standards in Humanitarian Practice
  • Understanding Cross-Cutting Themes in Humanitarian Practice
  • Integrating Protection, Disability and Gender in Humanitarian Program
  • Emergency Needs Assessments
  • Project Cycle Management in Emergencies
  • Understanding Humanitarian Donors, Resources and Partnerships
  • Humanitarian Logistics, Supply Chain Management and Cash-based Assistance
  • Personal Well-being and Team Security in Emergency
  • Understanding Humanitarian Coordination in Indonesia
  • Information Management and Dissemination in Disaster
  • Scenario-based Exercise 
  • Changing paradigm: Linking Response, Recovery, Reconstruction and Risk Reduction

Throughout these five days, you will learn about different humanitarian practices, especially concerning the Indonesian context. As participants are expected to have minimum experience in the field, these pieces of training are not only going to be based on theories but also lessons learned from the area. Therefore, humanitarian personnel attending these training will acquire a more holistic approach and hopefully improved practices to deliver a more effective and efficient aid in an individual as well as organizational level.


  • Kristanto Sinandang – Expert in Disaster Risk Management Policies and Emergency Response Coordination
  • Benny Usdianto – Expert in Disaster Risk Management and Early Warning System
  • Other team members of RedR Indonesia


One training can accommodate up to 25 participants at a time. Participants are expected to hold:

  • Experience in the field of Humanitarian Emergencies 
  • Experience in working for national, international, governmental or non-governmental organizations/agencies
  • Involvement in projects/activities related to the coordination cluster
  • High motivation for improving the humanitarian sector
  • Availability to fully participate in the five days training

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*This training is only available in Bahasa Indonesia. Training is available in English upon request.