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HEARD website

HEALTH ECONOMICS AND HIV/AIDS RESEARCH DEPARTMENT (HEARD)

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The HEARD website contains a wealth of resources related to specific HIV/AIDS interventions and prevention methods to be targeted at different groups (eg agricultural workers, the mining industry). The 28 AIDS Briefs offer sector-specific guidelines and responses for those involved in various professional, commercial and industrial endeavours. Check-lists are a standard feature, enabling operatives to plot their progress against requirements unique to their sphere of activity, and suggesting innovative approaches. There are also 11 sector specfic toolkits, seven of which are aimed at government ministries. There is also a quarterly newsletter "Heard All About It" and AIDS Analysis Africa, a bi-monthly publication that serves to analyse the impact of the AIDS epidemic on organizations, business and the economy, with a focus on Africa

Cluster munition coalition

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This website highlights updated information about cluster munitions, the Convention on Cluster Munitions(CCM), current initiatives and country specific details. Links are provided to a calendar of events, details of the coalition and related campaign resources. This website is useful for professionals and organisations seeking information about cluster munitions

D+C|magazine for development and cooperation

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www.DandC.eu is a website that focuses on international development and explores how it relates to other fields of policy-making, such as security, peace, trade, business, public health and education. D+C stands for Development and Cooperation. We publish in two languages. The German version is E+Z Entwicklung und Zusammenarbeit.
We specialise in opinion journalism and analytical essays. The website shares the name D+C/E+Z with our print magazine, which is published every two months, and a monthly e-paper

Drum beat

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This regular free email newsletter summarises information included on the Communiation Intitaive's website. Issues are thematic

Alertnet

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This news network provides in depth coverage of emerging and current global health issues, natural disasters, war and conflict, and food crises. It also has sections on climate change, country profiles, multimedia, blogs of opinion and eye witness reports and an area for aid agencies who are members of AlertNet

Disability in conflicts and emergencies

ATLAS ALLIANCE
CHRISTOFFEL BLINDENMISSION (CBM)

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This factsheet presents a general overview of disability in conflict and emergencies. Case studies are highlighted to emphasise that disabled people are often the most at risk in emergency situations, that disasters and crises lead to disability, and the importance of good planning and accessiblility. This resource is useful to people interested in disability, conflict and emergencies

Oslo conference on disability and conflicts in emergency

ATLAS ALLIANCE

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This resource presents information about an international conference on disability in conflicts and emergencies which focused upon meeting the needs of vulnerable and disabled people in humanitarian situations. It features a summary from the chair of the conference, participant interviews, and conference presentations. This website would be useful to those who work with disabled and vulnerable people in conflict and disasters situations
"Reaching the most Vulnerable" Conference
Oslo, Sweden
30-31 May 2011

Emergency and humanitarian assistance and the UN convention on the protection and promotion of the rights and dignity of persons with disabilities

INTERNATIONAL DISABILITY AND DEVELOPMENT CONSORTIUM (IDDC) TASK GROUP ON CONFLICT AND EMERGENCIES

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"This paper is to inform and raise awareness about the UN Convention of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and explain the significance of the UN Convention to the work of Emergency and humanitarian assistance. It includes points of recommendation from the IDDC Task Group on Conflict and Emergencies on how the needs of persons with disabilities and their families can best be addressed in emergency and humanitarian crisis situations"
"This paper is intended for use by non-governmental organisations active in the field of humanitarian aid, including emergency aid, rehabilitation, disaster preparedness and conflict prevention. It is also intended to be a useful summary guide for policy makers and donors active in the field of emergencies and humanitarian assistance to include disability issues"

Disability and the global south : an international journal

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"Disability and the Global South (DGS) is the first peer reviewed journal committed to publishing high quality work focused exclusively on all aspects of the disability experience in the global South. It provides an interdisciplinary platform prioritising material that is critical, challenging, and engaging from a range of epistemological perspectives and disciplines. The journal encourages contributions from disabled activists and theorists from the global South"
Published two-three times per year

Moving forward toolkit : a guide for practitioners in the field of sport for youth in emergencies

CARE
Mercy Corps
Schwery Consulting

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This toolkit aims to help young people to recover from the traumatic effects of emergencies by providing practical tools that support sport and play programming to promote healthy physical, social, emotional and cognitive development. It offers recommendations and guidelines for planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluating sport and play programs in post-emergency settings
Note: a zip folder is provided for the toolkit templates

Global action on aging

GLOBAL ACTION ON AGING (GAA)

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Global action on aging reports on older people's needs and potential within the global economy. It advocates by, with and for older persons worldwide. This website provides information about their programs and news about aging developments worldwide. The programs cover the follow thematics: Elder rights; Health; Pension watch; Rural aging; Armed conflict & emergencies project; and Aging watch at the UN. Links are also provided to the weekly newsletter and internship program

Handbook on psychosocial assessment of children and communities in emergencies

THE UNITED NATIONS CHLDREN'S FUND (UNICEF)

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"This is a guidebook for any agency, organization or academic doing rehabilitation work and focuses on the assessment to be conducted when an emergency first hits or just after a major event in an armed conflict. In these situations, typically a responding agency or group organizes an assessment team of five to eight people who go to the affected area to determine the needs of survivors. This handbook speaks to those assessment teams that focus on the psychosocial as well as physical needs of children, their families and the communities"

Medbox : the aid library

MEDBOX

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Medbox is an online library aimed at improving the quality of healthcare in humanitarian action. An independent internet platform supported by international agencies and scientific institutions active in humanitarian assistance and development, this resource collates online professional guidelines, textbooks and practical documents on health action.

 

Resources are divided under the following main headings: Key resources (subheadings include Disaster Preparedness, WASH, Project Cycle Management), Clinical Guidelines, Pharmacy and Technologies, Women and Child Health, Public Health, Countries and Toolboxes

Building a better response

INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL CORPS
CONCERN WORLDWIDE
HARVARD HUMANITARIAN INITIATIVE

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This project aims to enhance the capacity of national and international NGO workers and other humanitarian actors to engage with the international humanitarian coordination system in a manner that improves overall coordination and responds to the needs of crisis-affected populations. The program website features capacity strengthening tools including e-learning and in-person workshops that were developed through a consultative approach and related resources. The e-learning courses are self-paced e-certificate course that can be accessed by logging in and signing up in a different languages

Disasterready

CORNERSTONE ONDEMAND FOUNDATION

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Trusted by more than 80,000 humanitarians and developed in collaboration with leading aid agencies and humanitarian experts, DisasterReady.org makes cutting-edge professional development resources available to aid workers and volunteers - anywhere, anytime, at no cost. DisasterReady.org’s online learning library of more than 600 training resources is constantly expanding and covers core topics such as Humanitarianism, Program/Operations, Protection, Staff Welfare, Management and Leadership, Staff Safety & Security, and Soft Skills. DisasterReady.org is available as an open online learning portal for individuals to register on their own or for organizations looking to provide online training to employees and volunteers.​

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