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

Therefore, Dutch Surge Support (DSS) organizes the online workshop Introduction humanitarian essentials: Code of Conduct on 14 October from 13:30 – 16:30 (CET). This workshop will focus on the Code of Conduct and its guiding principles. During the workshop you will:

  • be introduced to the Code of Conduct
  • get an introduction to PSEA
  • discuss reporting mechanisms

The topics will be introduced and discussed with you in an interactive and inspiring way. You will be invited to share and learn from experiences and challenges related to creating a safe environment in the field.

Did you miss our previous trainings on the Code of Conduct? And are you a water or MHPSS professional, interested in international humanitarian responses and would you like to be deployed through DSS? Subscribe to this session now!

How to join

Are you interested in this training? To apply, please send your CV to dssevents@rvo.nl before 3 October, 2021.

 Training location       Online

 Date                            14 October 2022 13.30 – 16:30 (CET)

 About the Code of Conduct

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 behaviour. It includes an enhances focus on our values as an organisation and explains the obligations of humanitarian organisations representatives in light of the different security demands and needs of each location and operation.

About Dutch Surge Support (DSS)

Dutch Surge Support (DSS) supports the operations of humanitarian organisations 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).