5. IFRC Learning platform

Those of you who have been paying attention to my ramblings over the past year may have realized by now that whenever I find a new free training portal on the internet I’m like a kid in a candy store.  Last week I stumbled onto yet another such training site, and have already completed four classes on it!

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies in Geneva, Switzerland has established the IFRC Learning platform for volunteer and paid staff members of Red Cross/Red Crescent units all over the globe, as well as for their partners and the general public.  The portal can be reached on their secure website at https://irfc.csod.com/client/ifrc/default.aspx .

I’ve been taking courses to improve my knowledge of security issues at Red Cross disaster operations, as well as a couple of short courses on pandemic influenza operations.  Some others I’ve seen up there include short courses on management topics and a two-day orientation on the Red Cross/Red Crescent movement.