Shelter and Settlements in Disasters (Online/Blended course)

University of Copenhagen / Copenhagen School of Global Health
09.09.2013 - 01.11.2013  University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
Blended learning course, combining online learning and discussions with lectures and exercises on campus.
Course Content
The course is designed to teach students strategies, methods and guidelines promoting sustainability in the shelter response from relief to recovery and reconstruction. Students will be prepared to address shelter and settlements challenges in accordance with local needs and build on local resources.The course will enable students to work with shelter mandated international humanitarian organizations in both natural disasters and complex emergencies.
Learning objectives, training objectives
At the end of the course students have acquired strategic and practical knowledge of shelter and settlements policies, methods, tools and procedures in the humanitarian response system and will be prepared to practice these.
Target Audience
National and international aid workers, government officials and other professionals interested i disaster management
A bachelor's degree or equivalent in a relevant field of study (eg. health sciences, social sciences, engineering, etc.) and 2 years of relevant working experience
Local Organizer
Copenhagen School of Global Health, University of Copenhagen
This ECTS accredited course is organised and executed in close collaboration with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC). For more information please see the website:

Enquiries and Registration:

Ms. Helle Trøst Nielsen
Development Cooperation - First Mission Abroad, Distance Learning, Humanitarian Assistance - Complex Emergencies, Humanitarian Assistance - First Mission Abroad
Type of degree
Master, Diploma, Certificate of attendance, Certificate of completion
Education form
Distance Learning, E-Learning, Extra Occupational
Credit Points
5 ECTS - Points
DKK 10.200,00
Organizer contact info
Oester Farimagsgade 5
1353 Copenhagen K
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