On April 16th, 2021, from 13:00 – 16:00 (CET), DSS organizes the online workshop ‘Introduction humanitarian essentials: Code of Conduct’. The workshop will focus on the Code of Conduct and its guiding principles. During the workshop you will get an introduction on the Code of Conduct, an introduction to PSEA and discuss reporting mechanisms. It will be a three hour digital event in which the above mentioned topics will be introduced and discussed with you in an interactive and inspiring way. The workshop will invite you to share and learn from experiences and challenges related to creating a safe environment in the field.

Are you a water or mental health professional, interested in international humanitarian responses and would you like to be deployed through DSS? Then we highly recommend this workshop for you, as we feel this is an important workshop to follow for experts deployed through DSS.

 

Safe environments

The humanitarian sector is very committed to creating safe environments in the areas we work, which should be free of harm or threat to the dignity of staff, deployees and the people of concern.

The Code of Conduct for International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and NGOs in Disaster Relief was drawn up in 1992 by the Steering Committee for Humanitarian Response to set ethical standards for organizations involved in humanitarian work. This Code of Conduct seeks to guard our standards of behavior. It includes an enhances focus on our values as an organization and explains the obligations of humanitarian organizations representatives in light of the different security demands and needs of each location and operation.

Dutch Surge Support (DSS)

Dutch Surge Support (DSS) supports the operations of humanitarian organizations during and immediately after a disaster by deploying experienced water and mental health experts. The deployment of DSS experts contributes to saving lives and alleviating suffering of vulnerable populations that are affected by disasters. The pool of DSS experts consists of professionals in the field of water resources management, WASH and other affiliated areas of expertise, as well as Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS).

The workshop

The workshop will focus on the Code of Conduct and its guiding principles. During the workshop you will get an introduction to the Code of Conduct, an introduction to PSEA and discuss reporting mechanisms. It will be a three hour digital workshop in which the above mentioned topics will be introduced to you in an interactive way. The core part of the workshop will be given in English. However, for the smaller discussion groups we will try to organize a French or a Spanish group if that were desirable. Please do not hesitate to contact us about any concerns or preferences you might have in that regard.

How to join

Are you interested in attending the workshop? To apply, please send your CV and a short motivation to dssevents@rvo.nlbefore the 30th of March, 2021.

Training location Online
Date 16th of April, 2021, 13:00 – 16:00 (CET)