HelpAge International established the Knowledge and Resource Hub to develop and provide training, and tailored adhoc support to local, national, and international organisations, private sector organisations, and government to mainstream older people in their policies and humanitarian interventions. This hub serves as a centre and meeting point for all project stakeholders to exchange experiences and best practices.
Module 1 Overview: (Age and its interaction with vulnerabilities in humanitarian crises)
This module focuses on the understanding of normal ageing, role of older people and barriers they may face during humanitarian crises. This module will take a detailed look at how to effectively advocate for the inclusion of older people in policies and programmes.
Module 2 Overview: (Inclusion of older people in emergency needs assessments and SADDD)
This module focuses on understanding age and gender analysis and examines how to ensure the inclusion of older men and women into humanitarian needs assessments by making emergency needs assessment older people friendly.
Module 3 Overview: (Health, home-based and community-based care in humanitarian crises)
The module aims to strengthen participant understanding about healthcare and nutrition requirements of older people and provides guidance about the implementation of various healthcare activities including community based care.
Module 4 Overview: (Protection of older people in humanitarian crises)
The protection module focuses on how to ensure that the rights of older men and women affected by disasters and conflict are promoted and respected. This module examines specific protection risks and needs of older people, how to conduct a protection needs assessment and identifies various interventions that are available to ensure that those needs are met.
Module 5 Overview: (Food security and livelihoods interventions for older people in humanitarian crises)
The food security and livelihoods module provides general guidance on implementing livelihoods programmes for older people and other vulnerable groups during emergencies.