Thursday, October 19, 2017

Membership in BEMA International - Perks. Free Education & Training. Humanitarian ID

Membership has its perks.

As part of your membership in BEMA International you have access to a vast amount of educational material for your career development, higher education requirements, and to address emergency management needs for your community from project management, planning, preparedness, response, recovery, and community engagement.

The following are just a few of the sites of interest to individuals, and organizations interested in international education and training in the areas of disaster\crisis\emergency management, and humanitarian leadership\management and assistance.  BEMA International is a member of the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), and many other international organizations that your membership extends to.

Also, please sign-in to the Humanitarian ID ( ) website and join the BEMA International responder list.  “We’re waiting for you.”

Don't forget your BEMA International T-Shirt and other apparel.


Charles D. Sharp

Chief Executive Officer
Black Emergency Managers Association

Education, Training
1.      DisasterReady’s online learning library of more than 600 training resources is constantly expanding and covers core topics such as Humanitarianism, Program/Operations, Protection, Staff Welfare, Management and Leadership, Staff Safety & Security, and Soft Skills. is available as an open online learning portal for individuals to register on their own or for organizations looking to provide online training to employees and volunteers .

2.      Kaya.  Humanitarian Leadership Academy.
Kaya is the Academy's online learning platform. Here you will find online elearning and in-person workshops that will help you learn what you need to take you where you want to go, whether you are a professional humanitarian looking for career development, or a community member supporting the response a crisis in your own country.

DATA Collection and Sharing.
3.      Humanitarian Data Exchange. 
The Humanitarian Data Exchange (HDX) is an open platform for sharing data, launched in July 2014. The goal of HDX is to make humanitarian data easy to find and use for analysis. Our growing collection of datasets has been accessed by users in over 200 countries and territories. Watch this videoto learn more.
A team within the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) manages HDX. OCHA is part of the United Nations Secretariat, responsible for bringing together humanitarian actors to ensure a coherent response to emergencies. The HDX team includes OCHA staff and a number of consultants. We are based in North America, Europe and Africa.

     Ongoing Course.   

Monitoring and Evaluation
Logframes are the foundation of a solid monitoring and evaluation plan. In this course from the International Rescue Committee (IRC), you will learn what logframes are, why they are a key element of strong program design, and how to develop effective logframes.

This course has been generously donated by IRC as part of the eLearning series from the Monitoring and Evaluation Technical Assistance Project.

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