New E-course on Faith Sensitive Humanitarian Response: Mental Health & Psychosocial support

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An international collaboration on evidence for faith actors’ activities, contributions, and challenges to achieving humanitarian and development goals. Founded in 2012, JLI came together with a single shared conviction: there is an urgent need to build our collective understanding, through evidence, of faith actors in humanitarianism and development.

You are invited to participate in a new E-Course on Faith Sensitive Humanitarian Response: Mental Health & Psychosocial support.

The purpose of this new 1.5 hour training is to give the learner an introduction to faith-sensitive response to humanitarian emergencies, in order to strengthen culturally-sensitive and locally embedded assistance.

The module also aims at facilitating the collaboration between the humanitarian sector and local faith actors as well as an understanding of the relevance of faith to individuals’ and communities’ capacity to cope with mental health and psychosocial challenges in humanitarian emergencies.

What you can learn about:

  • What is faith sensitivity and how does it relate to familiar MHPSS modules and guidelines?
  • Faith sensitivity as an aspect of localisation of aid
  • Collaborating with local faith actors
  • Faith-sensitive assessment and planning
  • Faith-sensitive psychosocial programming


The training was developed in collaboration between the ACT Alliance, the Joint Learning Initiative on Faith & Local Communities (JLI), Islamic Relief Worldwide (IRW), and the DCA Learning Lab.

The collaboraters held a webinar on the new online training tool on Faith-Sensitive Humanitarian Response Focus on MHPSS on June 3, 2020.

Click here to view the webinar