EU AID Volunteer with DRC

HIRDA participated in the EU Aid volunteer project in partnership with the Danish Refugee Council, AFFORD from Nigeria, and Hand in Hand for Aid Development from Syria. The aim of this project for the EU was to provide technical assistance to volunteers-based diaspora organization involved in humanitarian assistance. The project started from January 2018 and will run until June 2019 and it is part EU aid volunteers’ program.Hirda_DRC_1.jpeg

HIRDA is very pleased to have participated in this project because it helped us to master how to Strengthen our operational and technical capacities. and our knowledge of humanitarian standards; it has also helped us strengthened our capacity to manage volunteer; giving the way to a stronger humanitarian response from our diaspora-based team; and lastly to improve HIRDA’s knowledge and awareness of the formal humanitarian system and actions leading to increased efficiency for partnership and coordination.

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This project consisted of tailored training material for diaspora organizations such as video modules and case studies, which HIRDA benefited from in the training. The objectives of these trainings were to strengthen the operational and technical capacities and the knowledge of humanitarian standards leading to more efficient humanitarian response; the capacity to manage volunteers leading to a stronger humanitarian response from European based diaspora organizations; and finally strengthen HIRDA’s knowledge and awareness of the formal humanitarian system and operations leading to increased capacity for collaboration and coordination.

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HIRDA would like to share the gained knowledge in the coming months to other like-minded diaspora volunteer organizations in the Netherlands. We are planning to give training to these organizations in order to bolster the operational and technical capacities on humanitarian response. The training will enhance the knowledge of humanitarian standards and volunteer management of the participating organizations. HIRDA will use the same materials from the previous training Danish Refugee Council (DRC) training. 

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