Since its creation, the PuntoSud Academy is specialised in supporting Humanitarian Aid workers worldwide.
Thanks to its cooperation with the DG ECHO, with three Framework Contracts signed to develop and deliver training programmes and helpdesk services, the Academy gained real insight of the humanitarian aid context.
Through this long-lasting cooperation, we have developed a significant number of training modules, which have been delivered all over the world to thousands of humanitarian aid workers from NGOs, International Organisations, Commission’s staff and Member States Specialised Agencies.
Besides the support to the DG ECHO, we have also been involved in the past years in the programme EU Aid Volunteers and we actively participated in training sessions targeting the people and the organisations who took part to this initiative.
Given these experiences and our expertise in conceiving and delivering a wide range of training services, we are able to organise face-to-face/virtual classroom training/webinars and develop eLearning, wikis and websites, based on your specific needs.
The main topics of our training are related to the EU Humanitarian Aid principles and its working modalities, the DG ECHO Partnership 2021 rules and procedures, the use of the Single Form, the main rules for the management (including financial management) of the DG ECHO-funded projects.
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Financial Management of a DG ECHO-funded action
2-days virtual classroom course to cover those elements related to the financial management of a DG ECHO-funded action
How to move around the 2021 Single Form
3-days virtual classroom course to explore the Single Form format chapter by chapter and explain DG ECHO requirements
Implementing a DG ECHO funded Action under the Model Grant Agreement
2-days virtual classroom course to provide a practical overview of the main implementation rules to properly manage a DG ECHO funded Action
Managing ECHO Humanitarian Actions
4-day virtual training module to strengthen the participants’ ability to implement an ECHO-funded action.
Working together: co-Partners and Implementing Partners
1-day virtual classroom course to clarify the 2021 terminology of co-partners and implementing partners and their respective duties and obligations
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Audit process 2014
eLearning course dedicated to field audits and HQ audits
Discovering the online & offline Single Form technicalities
eLearning course to provide a complete presentation of the online and offline Single Form
Final Report 2014
eLearning course to support participants in dealing with the steps required by DG ECHO for a correct preparation of the final report
Greening Humanitarian Aid
eLearning course to better address environmental issues and facilitate collective learning within the humanitarian sector.
How to deal with key financial aspects of DG ECHO-funded actions
eLearning course to support participants in dealing with the main financial elements of a DG ECHO funded action
Mainstreaming Gender and Age in humanitarian actions
eLearning to provide an overview of the DG ECHO gender-age marker toolkit and its application to humanitarian actions
Procurement of medical supplies and food in humanitarian aid
eLearning course to give you a detailed overview of the provisions on medical and food supplies.
The EU Humanitarian Partnership 2021-2027
eLearning course to support candidate NGOs in dealing with the steps of the ex-ante assessment and familiarise with the DG ECHO partnership certificate 2021.
What you need to know about procurement in DG ECHO funded Actions
eLearning course to provide a complete presentation of procurement procedures to be applied by NGOs when dealing with procurement processes in DG ECHO funded actions.
DG ECHO New Cash Transfer policy
The new policy document summarises the position of the DG ECHO on the use of cash transfers in responding to humanitarian needs and presents operational guidance setting out DG ECHO’s expectations in the field of humanitarian cash assistance.
DG ECHO publishes the "Minimum Environmental Requirements and Recommendations" document
DG ECHO, together with its partners, has developed project-level minimum environmental requirements for partners, covering priority areas. The reults have been published in the document "Minimum Environmental Requirements and Recommendations"
NDICI - Global Europe - Information conference
DG INTPA - Unit D.3 - organised a conference where some relevant aspects of the NDICI - Global Europe instrument have been explained.