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Training: what’s new in 2018

[7 May 2018]


PIROI, ever since it was established, has always been committed to the capacity building of its network members*. This commitment continues in 2018 with the development of ground-breaking training - using new technology - which is on offer in PIROI’s course portfolio.


PIROI has expanded its range of training to feature new content. This year five core courses are included:

  • Cash transfer programming (CTP) consists of providing support to disaster-affected local populations by transferring them sums of money or ‘tradable instruments’ such as vouchers, coupons, or currency. This course, which took place from 18–21 April, is a practical follow-up to the first CTP course held in 2017.
  • Humanitarian Project Cycle Management ensures participants are familiar with each project phase, including planning, goals and needs assessment, budgeting and monitoring expenditure, communication and reporting. This course will take place from 18-22 June and falls within the scope of the partnership signed with Bioforce Institute in 2017.
  • This year’s Logistics course, organised jointly with Bioforce Institute on 20–24 August, focuses on Procurement and will follow on from the logistics training course held in August 2017; such continuity makes it possible to concentrate on a specific area of logistics while keeping track of trainees’ progress from one year to the next.
  • The Regional Disaster Response Team (RDRT) will receive new IFRC standard training (November 2018, dates to be confirmed) during which participants will be placed in the field in a context of emergency response following a natural disaster or regional health crisis.
  • Behaviour to Adopt in a Flooded Environment, in partnership with the training organisation Gens de Rivière, is aimed at improving awareness of flood risks in Reunion, an island particularly affected by this phenomenon. Trainees learn what actions to take and behaviour to adopt to protect and keep themselves safe when suddenly faced with rising floodwaters (Autumn 2018).

These courses are mainly intended for PIROI-member National Society (NS) staff, but are also open to participants from outside the PIROI network. In addition some of these courses may be held elsewhere than Reunion. PIROI will continue to develop local courses in NS member countries, and may also accommodate specific external requests. For more information on PIROI training courses:

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* PIROI consists of various members of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement: Comoros Red Crescent, French Red Cross, Malagasy Red Cross, Mauritius Red Cross, Mozambique Red Cross, Seychelles Red Cross, Tanzania Red Cross, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).