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Training for headquarter managers and coordinators in the field: a major contributor to operational success


MSF managers work in contexts characterised by a high degree of uncertainty: armed conflicts, natural disasters, epidemics, major health crises. Working in the field, they develop a wealth of practical knowledge and experience that the Collaborative Learning Lab project aims to capitalise on and transmit.

The LAC will offer a qualifying course that teaches participants through academic interventions in the social sciences, medicine and public health and through the analysis of their experiences in conflict situations or major disasters and operational research projects. The course is innovative in that it brings together academics and practitioners who work together to extract, capitalise on and transmit practical skills within MSF.

La formation existante
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Le FOOT est une formation de 80 heures destinée à tous les responsables opérationnels : coordinateurs médicaux, chefs de mission, coordinateurs de projets, quelle que soit leur expérience. Elle vise à améliorer l’acuité de leur regard sur les situations d’intervention et à libérer leur créativité opérationnelle. 

Partenariat universitaire en développement
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Un partenariat avec deux prestigieuses universités anglaises est en discussion, afin de créer un “Master in Humanitarian Practice Studies”. Il incluera des enseignements académiques en santé publique, épidémiologie et sciences sociales, des modules coproduits par des intervenants MSF et des travaux de recherche inspirés par les expériences terrain des étudiants MSF.

2016 Budget: €73 000

The team

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Marion Péchayre

Marion is an anthropologist and worked for several years in the field coordinating operations. She has a PhD from the School of Oriental and African Studies in London and teaches at both the Paris School of International Affairs (PSIA) and at the Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute at Manchester University in the UK.