Friday, April 30, 2021

Free Online Course. Health and Nutrition in Emergencies. KAYA Humanitarian Leadership Academy


New learning hub available on Kaya

We are very pleased to announce the launch of the integrated Public Health COVID-19 online learning hub, accessible to all on Kaya. The hub consists of 5 learning pathways, primarily designed to guide you towards Public Health capacity strengthening content based on the level of detail and technical knowledge that is most relevant to your role.



Celebrating World Health Day


To mark World Health Day on April 7th, we shared one of our most popular online courses on Health and Nutrition in emergencies. You will learn how different types of emergencies interact with health and nutrition risk factors, and be able to define key terms and concepts. The course is available in English, French, Arabic and Spanish.




Check out our Mobile Learning Toolkit


Do you want to learn how to create a mobile learning course to provide training to hard to reach communities? Working in collaboration with On Our Radar and Save the Children Country Offices, we created a step-by-step guide to designing mobile learning using SMS messages and voice recordings. Take a look!



Proposal writing course: Now available in French!


Over 4,000 humanitarians have already signed up for our Proposal and Report Writing online course and the feedback has been overwhelmingly positive: "This is a very informative course. Simplified and straight to the point. I have gained a lot." - Momi, Kaya learner.
The course is now available in French on Kaya, don't miss out!




Learn the essentials of financial management


Financial Management for Developement and Humanitarian Professionals (FMD Pro) is an online course that provides non-financial managers with stronger financial management skills, leading to a more effective humanitarian response. The course is available in English and has now been translated into Arabic.



Tuesday, April 20, 2021

NOLA (New Orleans) to Test their Hurricane Plans\evacuation. Friday, April 30, 2021.


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Volunteers needed

April 2021

Hello New Orleans,

We're reaching out to invite you to participate in the City's hurricane evacuation exercise on Friday, April 30th.

While we have no intention of slowing down COVID-19 vaccine efforts, we also look ahead to the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season, which begins in June. As we experienced with last year's record-breaking hurricane season, other emergencies do not stop, even during a global pandemic. We're planning ahead to ensure that we are prepared for any storms that may come our way this summer & fall.

Next week, we're hosting a small scale dry run, or “functional exercise” of a mandatory hurricane evacuation, to test our City-Assisted Evacuation (CAE) plan, and we are seeking volunteers for this effort. City-Assisted Evacuation is a large-scale life-saving emergency operation designed to help our most vulnerable neighbors evacuate to a safe shelter ahead of a major hurricane, so that no one is left behind. Join us:

Date: Friday, April 30th

Time: 8am-2pm

Food: Lunch will be provided

Needed: 100 volunteers

  • Volunteer Role A: Roleplay as a volunteer supporting City-Assisted Evacuation.
  • Volunteer Role B: Roleplay as a CAE user, to help test hurricane response plans.

Getting Involved:

  1. Click here to create a volunteer profile, or log in. 
  2. Click here to sign up!

Thank you, and we hope to see you there!

- The Team at NOLA Ready
Helping you stay #ReadyYearRound

NOLA Ready is the City of New Orleans' emergency preparedness campaign, managed by the New Orleans Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness. 


This message contains emergency preparedness information. Emergency alerts are sent through a separate program. To sign up for emergency alerts, text your zip code to 888777 or go to

D.C. HSEMA Virtual Training. April 2021


HSEMA Training Academy

The HSEMA Academy provides the District with access to online emergency management and homeland security-related training resources and opportunities.

AWR - 343 Hurricane

District residents are encouraged to learn about hurricane science by signing up for this free course! The course is brought to you virtually by HSEMA and the National Disaster Preparedness Training Center at the University of Hawaii.

Course Description: Awareness-level course that provides emergency managers, first responders, and community members from all sectors with a basic understanding of the latest knowledge in hurricane science, forecasting, warning, and preparedness. This course enhances the ability of state/local decision-makers to identify and describe the hazards associated with hurricanes and to better prepare for and mitigate the impacts of high winds, heavy rain, and storm surge. The goals of this course are to enable participants to:

  • Summarize the structure and characteristics of hurricanes and
    tropical cyclones and their attendant hazards, including high
    winds, heavy rain, and storm surge;
  • Explain the forecast process and uncertainty associated with
    predicting hurricane track and intensity;
  • Interpret official forecast and warning products from the
    National Weather Service; and 
  • Use available decision support tools to prepare themselves,
    their families, and their organizations when hurricanes

Dates: April 28 or May 19 (pick 1)
Times: 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM ET
Location: Virtual
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For registration help, email:

Friday, April 16, 2021

Nominate Town Hall Speakers: Guidance on PFAS Testing and Health Outcomes. April 2021

Nominate Town Hall Speakers:
Guidance on PFAS Testing and Health Outcomes

Middle U.S. Virtual Town Hall on May 6, 2021
Western U.S. Virtual Town Hall on May 25, 2021 

Looking for speakers to represent their communities at upcoming NASEM Town Halls on PFAS. The town halls will focus on communities in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Wisconsin, Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Wyoming, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI), Guam, Marshall Islands, Palau, American Samoa, Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington state.

Save the Date
Registration for the upcoming town halls will open soon. Both events will be open to the public and free to view via livestream on the pages linked below. 

  • Middle U.S. Virtual Town HallMay 6, 2021 from 3:00-7:00 PM (EST)
    • States Include: Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Wisconsin, Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska
  • Western U.S. Virtual Town Hall: May 25, 2021 from 1:00-5:00 PM (EST)
    • States and Territories Include: Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Wyoming, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI), Guam, Marshall Islands, Palau, American Samoa, Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington.

For more information on the study and associated town halls, visit our webpage


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