A GEG team is currently in Peru testing water treatment products for disaster prone and vulnerable communities #wash #water #health #sanitation
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A GEG team is currently in Peru testing water treatment products for disaster prone and vulnerable communities #wash #water #health #sanitation
Great to see GEG’s real-time evaluation work with Centre for Humanitarian Change and UNICEF being applied to the current drought in Kenya. UNICEF’s most recent nutrition situation update directly references our RTE and its emphasis on the importance of early response. See a snapshot of UNICEF’s update and a few photos of our work in Kenya here!
#tbt to last month when the GEG team was together in Virginia to host a Humanitarian Field Security Training for Trickle Up. The training entailed a 3-day simulation exercise where participants learned field security protocols and procedures through hands on experience. Tailored for employees who will deploy to high risk locations, staff members learned to apply necessary security and safety skills, ensuring they have a requisite understanding of the skills, abilities and tactics needed to operate safely in challenging operating environments. Key topics included: safety and security, situational awareness, austere medicine, negotiation and risk mitigation. #trickleup #GEG #securitytraining
“GEG's 3-day course provided invaluable security training to several members of the Trickle Up team, both those who face risk every day during their work in the field as well as senior management that has the responsibility for ensuring that we fulfill our Duty of Care obligations throughout our organization. GEG trainers were excellent and the curriculum well organized. As we have security training and advice needs in the future, our first call will be to GEG.” – Bill Abrams, Trickle Up President @ Winchester, Virginia
#tbt to last month when the GEG team was together in Virginia to host a Humanitarian Field Security Training for Trickle Up. The training entailed a 3-day simulation exercise where participants learned field security protocols and procedures through hands on experience. Tailored for employees who deploying to high risk locations, the training ensured staff members learned to apply safety and security techniques in order to leave with a requisite understanding of the skills, abilities and tactics needed to operate safely in challenging operating environments. Key topics included: safety and security, situational awareness, austere medicine, negotiation and risk mitigation while on field deployments. #securitytraining #GEG #TrickleUp
“GEG's 3-day course provided invaluable security training to several members of the Trickle Up team, both those who face risk every day during their work in the field as well as senior management that has the responsibility for ensuring that we fulfill our Duty of Care obligations throughout our organization. GEG trainers were excellent and the curriculum well organized. As we have security training and advice needs in the future, our first call will be to GEG.” – Bill Abrams, Trickle Up President
GEG had the pleasure of joining @Millersvilleu Centre for Disaster Research and Education (CDRC), @cruxroja_mx, @americanredcross and @canadianredcross in Mexico City last week to continue discussions around the North American Humanitarian Relief Initiative (NAHRI) to improve cross border response and collaboration.
GEG is now accepting applicants for our next Humanitarian Field Security Training (HSFT) in Virginia. Join us October 25th – 27th for a training which provides field security knowledge, skills and awareness to those preparing for humanitarian field deployments, particularly in high-risk field environments. Run by internationally recognized and experienced humanitarian and security professionals, the course uses a blended approach of hands-on field practice and classroom instruction for optimal learning. Key topic areas include: Safety & Security in the Field, Situational Awareness, Personal Preparedness, Stress Management, Managing Equipment, Risk Mitigation, and Cultural Awareness. Visit https://bit.ly/2O7xdHQ for more information and to download the application!
A few snapshots of the GEG training team at our Security in Humanitarian Operations Training in Virginia! GEG continues to support clients in the humanitarian community with a variety of trainings including this one, which focuses primarily on safety and security while operating in humanitarian settings. This simulation-based course prepares participants to deploy to high-risk contexts and operate in insecure environments. Participants learn security protocols, procedures and risk mitigation through hands-on experiences. Some key topic areas include: situational and cultural awareness, austere medicine, negotiation and access, stress management, and off-road driving. GEG will be conducting a variety of trainings this fall for clients around the world!
Last month, a team from GEG and Training in Aid designed an African National DRR workshop for the CIMA Foundation in Genoa, Italy. Our team designed this workshop platform, and supported the training, coaching and mentoring of selected CIMA Subject Expert Training Teams in order to assure their ability to deliver well-presented workshops appropriate to the African audience.
The GEG/Training in Aid support to CIMA included designing the appropriate platform for country level workshops, focusing on a skills-building/coaching process that would enhance the knowledge, skills, and confidence of the Experts Teams going to the field, in order to successfully deliver and transfer scientific data and results. See more about our work with CIMA in Italy on our website: https://bit.ly/2P0ayh8
GEG is excited to announce a new project with the American Red Cross: Developing Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for International Disaster Response.
A three-person GEG team is working with the AmCross International Services Department to revise, update, and redevelop standard operating procedures to be used in international disaster response. These SOPs are critical to ensuring common expectations of each department and unit at different levels of crisis severity. GEG is looking forward to working with the AmCross team to deliver such an important piece of work!
Happy to announce that GEG has been recognized for creating the most positive overall impact in the global @BCorporation community with a spot on the seventh annual Best for the World Overall list! Learn more about the other honorees here—we’re in great company. #bestfortheworld18 bthechange.com
Last week GEG conducted a Humanitarian Field Training for students of the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy (UVA) Strategic Leadership in Disaster and Conflict class at the beautiful Long Branch Historic House & Farm. The three-day training was complete with classroom instruction, simulations/role play and equipment demonstrations.
Check out some of the impressive results from the North American Humanitarian Response Summit (NAHRS), depicted on murals, courtesy of graphic recording artist @StephScribes! Read more about the NAHRS initiative on our website: http://www.globalemergencygroup.com/clients-and-projects/north-american-humanitarian-response-summit-nahrs/
GEG had the pleasure of working with the CIMA Research Foundation last week to facilitate the design of their Africa Disaster Risk Profile National Workshops running throughout Africa in 2018-2019. We look forward to continue working with CIMA for the roll out of these workshops
GEG is excited to announce that we have been selected by World Health Organization (WHO) World Health Emergencies (WHE) to complete Phase II of the Learning and Competencies Framework project. Over the next few months, GEG and WHO will be co-designing a new emergency learning strategy, competency framework and implementation plan. Read more about the project by following the link below.
GEG has been selected to complete the World Health Organization's (WHO) Learning and Competencies Framework Phase II, after successfully completing Phase I of the project in early 2018. In Phase II, the final stage of the project, GEG will work with WHO to co-design a new emergency learning strategy...
GEG is excited to announce that we will continue to help staff the Sida Helpdesk as part of a Saferworld consortium through 2020.
UPDATE - March 2018 GEG is excited to announce that we will be helping to staff the Sida Helpdesk through 2020! Since 2016, GEG has partnered with a Safeworld consortium to supply a diverse group of humanitarian professionals to complete ad-hoc evaluations, reviews and analyses as part of the Sida H...
Thank you to everyone who participated in the North American Humanitarian Response Summit! We are incredibly inspired by all the conversations, relationships and insights resulting from the year-long initiative working with the American Red Cross, Mexican Red Cross, Canadian Red Cross and their respective governments.
Help celebrate International Women's Day with GEG and the amazing female consultants that are part of our core staff
GEG is now a Certified B Corporation! Thank you for the recognition that people and the environment are at the core of our mission. Check out our public profile at the link below
International humanitarian aid consulting services Winchester, Virginia United States www.globalemergencygroup.com About Global Emergency Group (GEG) Global Emergency Group is a humanitarian consulting firm dedicated to enhancing the capacity of emergency humanitarian aid actors to respond to those....
#tbt Communications Director Jo Fox debriefs a 2017 GEG humanitarian security training exercise, complete with interactive simulations produced with professional actors. We are excited to kick off 2018 trainings this April #humanitarian #aid #adultlearning
GEG appreciates the opportunity to support the American Red Cross with the North American Humanitarian Response Summit (NAHRS). Preparing for the worst-case scenario if a catastrophic disaster hits North America, with a focus on improving cross-border response between Canada, Mexico and the United States.
The 2017 GEG Humanitarian Field Training is only a month away! Spots are limited, so reserve today. More information can be found at http://reliefweb.int/training/1951659/geg-humanitarian-field-training-hft
WHY The increasingly complex and high-risk humanitarian and international operating arenas demand responders and those whose business takes them into conflict, natural disaster or other insecure theatres of operations to effectively and confidently meet the challenge of working in difficult conditio...
Applications for the 2017 GEG Humanitarian Field Training Course (HFT) are now live! Join our team of experts as well help give you the skills and experience necessary to work on the ground in a real humanitarian operation.
The HFT course includes a full-day instructional driving course, training in austere medicine and a full day of simulations to practice skills learned during the course.
Learn more at http://www.globalemergencygroup.com/services/field-training/. Applications and inquiries should be submitted to [email protected].
GEG emergency professionals available to deploy for #HurricaneMatthew contact info on website http://bit.ly/2dLndXf
GEG team ready to deploy. GEG is monitoring the track of Hurricane Matthew and has activated a multi-disciplinary team of emergency professionals now on standby for immediate deployment to support client’s needs, with expertise in debris management, shelter, wash and logistics, with previous experie...
Interesting article highlights some of the key debris management challenges faced by humanitarians in the Nepal earthquake response: http://bit.ly/1Eaukdd
More than three months after a massive earthquake devastated Nepal, hundreds of thousands of people remain homeless as reconstruction efforts are blocked by logistical and bureaucratic hurdles.
Global Emergency Group photo by Gert Venghaus. #GEG provides protective equipment for Nepali volunteers. May 25, 2015 - Responding to an appeal by the local community, Canadian Forces and UNDAC CMCoord, Global Emergency Group provided 50 hardhats and 50 pairs of strong protective gloves to the demolition and debris removal efforts in #Sankhu, 45 minutes east of Kathmandu. Two days prior, a group of some 50 Nepali volunteers arrived and spontaneously offered their help after being motivated by the joint efforts of the local residents and the Canadian troops. As Capt. Zak Albers stated shortly after the handover: "We and the volunteers greatly appreciate this support from GEG. Our volunteers can now work safely, without fear of injury." #GlobalEmergencyGroup #DART #UNDAC #NepalEarthquake #NepalEarthquakeRelief #Nepal
Nepal Earthquake 2015 - Debris Management
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Good ACAPS lessons learned for Nepal Earthquake.http://acaps.org/img/documents/l-acaps_lessons_learned_nepal_earthquake_27_april_2015.pdf Debris management is critical but often overlooked component of the response.
Despite reports to the contrary, some critical preparations have been made in advance of the devastating earthquake that struck Nepal today. An excellent example is a post-earthquake strategic Debris Management plan created in 2014 by Gov't of Nepal and IOM for the Kathmandu Valley: https://lnkd.in/brhHxfZ
GEG also worked with IFRC and the Nepal Red Cross in 2014 conducting continuity of operations planning. Now is the critical time for implementation of these plans.
Check out the GEG Humanitarian Field Training (March 23-27, 2015) at http://www.globalemergencygroup.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=127%3Ahumanitarian-field-training&catid=45%3Afeaturedstories&Itemid=87&lang=en ... Great opportunity for those seeking to gain additional skills for international humanitarian field work.
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ACAPS Analysis of 43 #humanitarian crises, including #Cameroon and #Malawi, by @ACAPSproject: http://www.geo.acaps.org
Nigeria: Violence has escalated significantly in the northeast. Boko Haram killed more than 2,100 people in the first 11 days of the year. Most were killed in an attack on the town of Baga and surrounding settlements in Borno state, on Lake Chad. Up to 20,000 people were displaced. Other attacks too…
ODI report ( https://lnkd.in/dcM3Bhz) with important DRR contextual information: the international community spent $13.5 billion on reducing the risk of disasters in the past two decades, just 40 cents for every $100 of aid (as compared to $862 billion in disaster losses suffered by developing countries). Many high-risk nations – especially poor, drought-prone states in sub-Saharan Africa – receive negligible DRR financing as compared to other developing nations.
This report examines the record of the international community to date, investigating the priorities in financing of DRR, and asking questions of both the equity and adequacy of past efforts. Beyond this it points to the future of a more rational, targeted investment in risk reduction.
Check out ALNAP report Responding to Changing Needs: http://www.alnap.org/resource/19246. Recommend reading those who agree that a sea change is needed.
This think-piece was commissioned in preparation for the Montreux XIII Donor Conference in November 2014. It aims to provide a forward-looking overview of the evolving problems the international humanitarian sector is facing and to suggest potential collective responses to them.
Interesting discussion regarding UN agenda (including many on-going humanitarian crises) in 2015 by UN Dispatch.http://www.globaldispatchespodcast.com/stories-that-will-drive-the-agenda-at-the-united-nations-in-2015/
Stories that will Drive the Agenda at the United Nations in 2015 January 8, 2015 by Mark Goldberg 2015 will be a big year for the United Nations. Richard Gowan of New York University and host Mark Leon Goldberg discuss the debates, events, and ideas that are going to drive the agenda at the United N…
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