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Purpose
  • Other purpose
InZone enables vocational and higher education through virtual learning, provided in refugee camps. It uses on-line and blended learning: The course entails an initial on-site component, followed by online learning activities. In the first phase, 22 participants followed a week of on-site training and completed online activities related to the legal context of their daily work; this involves 1) providing interpretation for Rule of Law officers, especially those engaged in legal gender issues, and helping them to coordinate policy and programming to better empower women as active participants in civil society and government; and 2) providing interpretation for Human Rights officers engaged in monitoring the situation of civilians, to coordinate efforts to ensure their protection, to promote accountability, and to assist in the full implementation of the fundamental freedoms and human rights provisions and international treaties.
Title InZone – Vocational training of interpreters in refugee camps
Date launched 2009
Duration Ongoing
Type of Resource Other online courses
Purpose Other: Vocational training for interpreters in camps
Online or Bleended Online
Learning objectives This blended training course has been designed for interpreters in refugee camps, working for the Rule of Law Unit and the Human Rights Unit of the UN. The purpose is to help UNAMA interpreters enhance their skills in interpreting within the context of transitional justice
Target group Refugee interpreters in camps
Evaluation results/ monitoring plan The courses have run since 2009, and have been continually evaluated and the pedagogical model developed. A certificate programme CAS in Humanitarian Interpreting has been developed, with the possibility to get a higher education degree.
Recognition or certification of learning The courses are certified by InZone a part of the University of Geneva.
Financing and sustainability model The initiative is primarily funded by organisations like the UNHCR and the Red Cross.
Leading Organization InZone
Contact Person Dr. Barbara Moser.Mercer, Director InZone
Website http://inzone.unige.ch/index.php?module=content&type=user&func=view&pid=12