Follow the links below to Chris’ role as a Community Engagement Practitioner (CEP)Download
Chris Piper is a multi-skilled Global Humanitarian Practitioner (GHP), Community Engagement Practitioner (CEP), Teacher/Trainer/Facilitator, and Researcher.Â As well as ‘one-off’ humanitarian consultancies, trainings or research projects, Chris also offers longer-rerm engagement with select clients as both a Global Humanitarian Adviser (GHA) and Community Engagement and Training Adviser (CETA).
Follow the link below to Chris Piper’s profile as a Global Humanitarian Adviser (GHA).Download
Follow the link below also to his profile as a Community Engagement and Training Adviser (CETA).Download
TorqAid has developed a ‘Train Like a Champion’ (TLC) short article for global humanitarian and development practitioners. This covers five teaching principles and twelve useful teaching tips. This is largely for individuals who have had no formal teaching or training experience, but yet in their jobs, are required to train or facilitate others. This ‘one page’ article has been developed by Chris Piper, the TorqAid CEO, from his teaching experience both across Australia and overseas. He is both a global humanitarian expert, as well as being a qualified, skilled and experienced adult educator, teacher and university lecture. Follow the link below to this TLC ‘one pager’.Download
These TLC teaching principles and tips are also included in Module 2 (Participatory Tools, Project Management, & Teaching Tips) of the online accredited Participatory Disaster Risk Management (PDRM) program, the teaching component of which is running from the 27th July through to the 8th November 2020. Follow the link below for this PDRM brochure.Download
This ‘Train like a Champion’ (TLC) article also lies at the heart of the two day TorqAid ‘Train like a Champion’ (TLC) workshop, as well as that of the longer Humanitarian Train Like a Champion (HTLC) workshop (see details in next section). Follow the links to these two workshops below.Download Download
Chris Piper is a multi-skilled, multi-lingual Global Humanitarian Practitioner, who has complementary skills in humanitarian consultancy/advisory work; training; and research. The link below focuses in on his experience as a humanitarian teacher, trainer & facilitator.Download
This link below relates to a customised bibliography, with highlighted information on cyclones, hurricanes and typhoons.Download
This includes material on the following:
- BBC articles on how hurricanes/cyclones/typhoons form
- A variety of articles by different agencies and authors on Cyclone Amphan in India/Bangladesh (2020); Hurricane Dorian (2019); Cyclone (TC) Fani in India, and Cyclone Idai in Mozambique (both 2019); Hurricanes Irma and Maria in the Caribbean (2017); Cyclone Debbie in Australia (2017); TC Winston in Fiji, and Hurricane Matthew in Haiti (both 2016); TC Pam in Vanuatu (2015); and Typhoon Haiyan in the Philipppines (2013)
The second article is the TorqAid Disaster Risk Management (DRM) Diagrammatic Framework. This includes key components of both the Disaster Risk Management Cycle (DRMC), and the Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) diagram. The key components of both diagrams can be applied to the disaster risk management of cyclones/hurricanes/typhoons.Download
The study of cyclones/hurricanes/typhoons is carried out in Module 1 of the TorqAid online, accredited, Participatory Disaster Risk Management (PDRM) program; and one of the assignment questions relates to this topic. Follow the link below to the PDRMDownload
Chris Piper is a multi-skilled, multi-lingual, Global Humanitarian Practitioner, and the link to his profile is given below.Download
Complementary to this, the interested reader can contact Chris for a copy of his CV, as well as a more specific profile of his Global Humanitarian Practitioner experience in Bangladesh, this including work with the Rohingya refugees.
Five Short Courses (SCs) are on offer. They can be contexualised for a combination of clients, in particular secondary or tertiary students, and humanitarian or development practitioners. The five on offer are:
SC1: Four key diagrams which help explain Disaster Risk Management (DRM) and Project Management
SC2: Humanitarian Attitudes, Competencies, Principles, Standards & Codes of Conduct
SC3: Complex Emergencies/Crises, including the Yemen, or the Rohingya in Bangladesh, as a case study
SC4: Covid-19 and Risk Management
SC5: Climate Change and the road to COP 26
Sessions can be delivered either as one hour online training sessions, or, social distancing requirements notwithstanding, as one hour face-to-face lessons. Note the link below for a summary of the five SCs.Download
Complementary to the SCs is the online, accredited, Participatory Disaster Risk Management (PDRM) program, the next one of which will be facilitated from the 26th July through to the 5th November 2021. Note the link below to this.Download
Chris Piper has a long history of involvement with Bangladesh, and, more recently, also with that of the Rohingya refugee situation. This includes:
- His first job in the international development sector as a Field Director in the north of the country for a British NGO. He still speaks some Bangla (Bengali)
- In mid 2018, working for the UN in Cox’s Bazar in support of the Rohingya refugee situation there
- In 2009, contracted by the UN to work in Dhaka in support of the Comprehensive Disaster Management Programme (CDMP)
- In the early 1990’s, organisation and management, on behalf of the Australian NGO for which he was working at the time, of a chartered plane carrying emergency supplies to Dhaka. This was in support of severe flooding affecting the country at the time
- Facilitating two accredited Participatory Disaster Risk Management (PDRM) workshops in Dhaka, one, somewhat bizarrely, coinciding with the 2007 Cyclone Sidr
- Ongoing inclusion of the Rohingya crisis as a Complex Emergency example for both the TorqAid PDRM workshop and online program he teaches, as well as for the emergency management unit he handles for an Australian university.
- Regular update of the ‘Understanding Rohingya Humanitarian Crisis’ Summary Sheet, and summary of the ‘What Matters’ humanitarian bulletin, both of which he edits. These are used as part of his training courses.
- Facilitation of sessions on ‘Understanding the Rohingya Humanitarian Crisis’, for senior school students at two separate Geelong-based schools, during 2018 and 2019
- Preparing an article on the Rohingya for the March 2019 edition of the Geography Teachers Association of Victoria’s (GTAV) quarterly publication’ Interaction’.
The link to his background as a Bangladesh/Rohingya Humanitarian Expert is given below.Â He can also be contacted for a separate copy of his CV.Download
The link to the latest version of ‘Understanding the Rohingya Humanitarian Crisis’, is given below.Download
The latest version of the summary of the ‘What Matters?’ humanitarian bulletins is also included below.Download
For students or participants completing the accredited TorqAid Participatory Project Management (PPM) workshop, there is an optional assignment for those who want to claim advanced standing at Master level from a couple of Australian universities. A total of three questions are required (out of a list of five), with each of these being between 1,800 – 2,000 words in length.Download
A link to the accredited PPM workshop is also given below.Download
The new assignments for the 2019 generic Participatory Disaster Risk Management (PDRM) workshop and online program are now up and running. There are a choice of ten questions given, all of which relate to the PDRM workshop, and participants seeking university advanced standing need to select three of these. Follow the link below to this 2019 PDRM assignment material.Download
Check out the link below if you’d like to find out more about the PDRM workshop.Download