Dear Colleagues,

We would be grateful if you could help us mobilize interested candidates for the upcoming Preparedness and Response Effectiveness Programme (PREP) Course, which will be held in Seebenstein, Austria, from 23 to 28 November 2019. Please help us share the information widely with your networks and among interested colleagues.

Applications are welcome online by midnight Monday 07 October at

Please find both the invitation letter and the course aims and objectives attached and online at and

PREP is a foundational learning programme on humanitarian response. The course brings together humanitarian and development organizations including NGOs, UN agencies, OCHA staff and surge roster members, regional organizations, the military, civil defense, academia and the private sector. For additional information about the PREP concept please visit and

Training venue, board and accommodation for the duration of the course will be covered by the host. We kindly ask the participant's organization to cover travel costs and applicable subsistence allowance.

For any questions or support with the application process, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Warm regards,



Ms. Mihaela IANCU

Readiness and Training Section (RTS) | Emergency Response Support Branch (ERSB) | Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) Geneva

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