Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Studies (CHRHS)

CHRHS Training Seed Grants

CHRHS annually funds training initiatives through our Seed Grant program. These grants go towards the development of new curriculum, workshops, and simulation-based learning, both within existing institutions and as a kick-starter for independent initiatives.

Health workers in Rwanda training program

A Training of Trainers Course for Hemorrhage Control in Traumatic Injury

Traumatic injury is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in low- and middle income countries (LMICs), including Rwanda. The goal of this training is to reduce trauma-related morbidity and mortality by teaching basic skills in hemorrhage control. Content will be drawn from STOP THE BLEED, an educational course developed by the American College of Surgeons (ACS). This training will serve as a training of trainers. As such, participants can serve as instructors in future training sessions. The course will be taught to members of the Rwanda Emergency Care Association (RECA).

Nepal Journathon on COVID-19 flyer

Nepal Journathon on COVID-19: Collaboration between journalists, health professionals, and computer experts

Nepal Journathon is a one-day virtual hackathon where journalists, coders, health professionals, and others will work together to produce, invent, or discover solutions to the challenges they are facing while responding to the pandemic. Nepal Journathon on COVID-19 will explore some of the challenges faced by journalists and health professionals during the pandemic and other emergencies. They will work together to find solutions to these problems.

Participants in Ugandan training group

Promoting Children’s Rights within the Community

This three-day workshop will be carried out in Ugandan communities as a means to equip community leaders with coaching skills to sustain Children’s Rights initiatives, development, and growth. The programme will include demonstration of coaching activities, role-playing, exercise and will require participants to set clear coaching action plans from the beginning to the end of the process. Recipients of the training will go on to train other members within their communities and neighboring communities

Refugee Dream center staff in training program

Breaking Barriers Seminar - Refugee Dream Center

Breaking Barriers is a culturally attuned intervention project focused on the facilitation and capacity building of the refugees’ ability to overcome the challenges associated with their experiences of crime. This seminar brought Refugee Dream Center staff, 8 community leaders, and members of the local community together, sucessfully building relationships among the staff, trainees and the local community in an engaging and celebratory way prior to the official start of the training program. More >

Participants in training model

Managing Innovation - The Future of Humanitarian Aid

This training module aims to enhance the understanding of key aspects in initiating, organizing, and managing innovation in the humanitarian sector. The contents of this training module will include key concepts, why innovation, drivers and types of innovations, process of innovation, and challenges to humanitarian innovation. The module is intended to be used to raise awareness among the members of the maker society who are keen to contribute the humanitarian sector. More >

North Darfur map

Strengthening Partnerships and Capacities of National Actors

This one-day roundtable discussion in North Darfur State, Sudan focused on Strengthening Partnerships and Capacities of National Actors. It targeted 16 policy makers, programmers, and the most active national NGOs in North Darfur State. The event was designed to be a participatory and instructive roundtable discussion with the primary objective of strengthening the national capacities to understand and manage crises and become more resilient to shocks. More >

Image of mobile phone for data collection

Electronic Data Collection in Humanitarian Response

This program trained representatives from the Chiredzi and Mwenezi district government departments, project staff, and other stakeholders in electronic data collection during humanitarian interventions. The trainings, which ran in March 2018 leveraged existing expertise, resources, and relationships with district stakeholders and Midland State University. More >

Participants in Humanitarian essentials for youth training

Humanitarian Essentials for Youth

This project developed an awareness training module on “Humanitarian essentials for youth”. The module content is of global context and based on the key humanitarian skills required, for youth when demanded to volunteer in a humanitarian crisis. More >