I have no experience in disaster management.
The executive summary of the ELRHA doc is interesting when it states there is no international core curriculum in training, with often only a Master’s degree on offer. Nothing at the bottom.
Professionals from medicine, engineering, logistics etc may never have had training in humanitarian work.
There is a need for an international level certification.
It makes me wonder whether study should be combined with in the field work, rather than taking a sole academic or in the field route.
But how can this be done when each cluster has its own requirements?
Personally I believe that any humanitarian workers need a formal psychological exam before any placement in the field. The extent of the problems and sights seen at disasters may be too much for many to function well, or they may be too individualist to work in a group setting leading to further problems.