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.

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 >

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 >

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 >

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 >

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 >