Events, workshops and trainings


The Diaspora Programme offers a range of workshops and courses for diaspora organizations and volunteers. See our upcoming arrangements below, and sign up!

Updated 28.05.2020

Events organized by Diaspora Programme

DRC and VIDC invite you to the online information event:
Covid-19 in Afghanistan: impact and opportunities for support


By May 25, there have been 11,173 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Afghanistan, and so far 219 people have officially died of Corona in Afghanistan. In particular, Afghan health workers face numerous challenges in fighting the virus due to a weak health system, poor water and sanitation infrastructure and the ongoing armed conflict. In Europe, many Afghan diaspora organizations have therefore increased their support to Afghanistan. 

At the event we want to talk about the current challenges in Afghanistan during the pandemic:

  • What are the humanitarian challenges?
  • What is the situation in the medical sector?
  • How are IDPs and returnees from Iran and Pakistan coping with the crisis?
  • How can the Diaspora support?
  • Have there been successful examples of diaspora engagement?
  • What should the international donor community do?

The online discussion builds on the results of the DRC conference on “Diaspora Support to Durable Solutions: Afghans in Europe” (15 November 2019 in Copenhagen) and the VIDC conference “Knowledge Transfer and Support. The Role of the Afghan Diaspora in Europe” (2 – 3 December 2019 in Vienna).

Find more information here.

  • 4th June (Thur), 17:00 - 19:00, Zoom link will be sent out on the day, after registration Sign up here.

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DiPS COVID-19 Fund 
On Wednesday May 20 DiPS launched a COVID-19 fund for diaspora-led response. This webinar is a chance to ask questions regarding the fund, your ideas, applications and other technical questions you may have. 

Find more information and read the call for proposals.  

  • 10th June (Wed), 16:30 - 18:00, as webinar Sign up here.

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Online courses 

DEMAC E-learning

Intro To DEMAC E Learning

This online training course has been created by DEMAC to provide diaspora responders with information, tools and guidance for enhancing a humanitarian response. The course is made up of 3 modules which will take 125 minutes in total (extra time may be taken to complete activities in a supporting workbook) and you will be able to download a certificate after you have completed all the modules and the feedback form. Learn more about the course at DEMAC website

Kaya Connect
Kaya is the global learning platform of the Humanitarian Leadership Academy. Here you will find both online and in-person learning opportunities, which are completely free to access. Access the course at Kaya Connect.

IFRC Learning platform
The IFRC Learning platform provides learning opportunities to the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, but also to the general public. It delivers high-quality, multilingual Red Cross Red Crescent and other learning opportunities to support the personal and professional development.
Registration and access are free here.