Humanitarian Consultancy and Training
What is TorqAid
TorqAid is an Australian-based international development consultancy which has operated since 1992. It offers a range of humanitarian, development and training services across Australia and overseas. Its Directors, Chris and Marilyn Piper, are experienced humanitarian and development practitioners, who, between them, have worked in the Asian-Pacific region; Eastern and Southern Africa; Central America; the US; Europe; and Australia.
Consultancies are primarily humanitarian focussed. They include the preparation for, response to, and recovery from, a range of hazards and potential disasters.
As well as separately teaching at university and in schools, accredited training is offered in two main subjects; Disaster Risk Management (DRM) and Participatory Project Management (PPM).
Upcoming Training Dates
The first online DRM workshop is being offered from the 25th July – 26th August 2016. This will be followed by other online DRM workshops throughout 2016 and 2017.
Blog Post Categories
Chris has recently completed a five month contract in Vanuatu supporting the Anglican Church of Melanesia (ACOM). His role as DRM Adviser assisted ACOM as it recovers both from the March 2015 Tropical Cyclone (TC) Pam, and responds to the 2015/16 el Nino drought. From Nov 2014-May 2015, Chris was DRM Adviser to the Kingdom of Tongas’s National Emergency Management Organisation (NEMO).
TorqAid provides pro-bono humanitarian advice and leadership to the Syrian Community (SC)/Humanitarian Community (HC) Forum, which meets regularly in Melbourne. The Forum closely monitors the humanitarian situation across the Middle East, and supports the Syrian diaspora in Melbourne as it prepares to welcome some of the shortly to be arriving 12,000 Syrian refugees.
Essential Resources for Practitioners
TorqAid both develops practical tools which can be used in the international humanitarian and development sectors, and also monitors humanitarian and development resources produced both within Australia and internationally. Examples of these will be included in this blog.