Refugee and IDP Camp Organization and Management Training Course


Suitable, well-selected sites and soundly planned refugee settlements with adequate shelter and integrated, appropriate infrastructure are essential from the early stages of a refugee emergency, as they are life-saving and alleviate hardship.  Accommodating refugees in emergencies may take place in host families/communities, or take the form of mass accommodation in existing shelters or organized camps.  Initial decisions on the location of the camp should involve the host government as well as local authorities and communities.  Likewise, layout should involve the refugees.  This approach is necessary to avoid long-term protection issues, such as conflict with local communities; it will also help to ensure a safe environment for the refugees and the delivery of humanitarian assistance.


5 Days

Who should attend?

The course is intended for people who work in both IDP and Refugee camps as well as all individuals who proved any kind of services within this camps. Policy and decision makers, governments officers, NGO staff and the refugee camp host community should also participate in this course.


Register for the course

Face to Face Schedules By Location
Nairobi Schedules:
Code Date Duration Location Fees
RID014 2 Oct 2023 - 6 Oct 2023 5 days Nairobi, Kenya KES 75,000 | USD 1,100 Register
RID014 6 Nov 2023 - 10 Nov 2023 5 days Nairobi, Kenya KES 75,000 | USD 1,100 Register
RID014 4 Dec 2023 - 8 Dec 2023 5 days Nairobi, Kenya KES 75,000 | USD 1,100 Register
Kigali Schedules:
Mombasa Schedules:
Nakuru Schedules:
Kisumu Schedules:
Naivasha Schedules:
Virtual Trainer Led Schedules
Contact Us on (+254) 715 077 817 / (+254) 792 516 000 or email us [email protected] for a virtual schedule.
Code Date Duration Period Fees

Contact Us on (+254) 715 077 817 / (+254) 792 516 000 or email us [email protected] for E-Learning course.

Course Objectives:

This course will enable participants to:

  • Understand what is a camp and camp management for refugees and displaced persons
  • Apply knowledge of camp management techniques
  • Gain knowledge on factors to consider in selecting and siting a camp for displaced persons/refugees
  • Understand displaced persons needs such as health, water and sanitation, food and nutrition, shelter and non-food items

Course Outline

Introduction to refugees and displaced persons

  • Definition of refugee and displaced persons
  • Refugees, natural disasters and conflicts
  • Rights of refugees and displaced persons
  • UN convention of refugees and displaced persons

Refugee camps and shelters

  • Introduction to shelters and camps
  • Settlement types
  • Mass settlement
  • Camps
  • Site selection methodology
  • Factors considered in site selection for camps/shelters
  • Water supply and access
  • Camp size
  • Camp layout
  • Accessibility
  • Land use and land rights
  • Security and protection
  • Climatic conditions
  • Camp planning

Site planning and general considerations

  • Introduction to site planning
  • Master plan
  • Services and infrastructure
  • Modular planning
  • Environmental considerations
  • Gender considerations in site planning
  • Water and sanitation
  • Roads
  • Fire prevention
  • Administrative and communal services


  • Introduction to shelters
  • Type of shelters
  • Standards
  • Plastic sheeting
  • Tents
  • Prefabricated shelters
  • Shelter for cold conditions

Refugees health

  • Initial health assessment,
  • mortality rate, morbidity rate;
  • Displaced person health care,
  • Food and nutrition,
  • Nonfood distribution-blankets, cooking utensils, sleeping mats, soap, firewood;

Course Administration Details:


The instructor led trainings are delivered using a blended learning approach and comprises of presentations, guided sessions of practical exercise, web based tutorials and group work. Our facilitators are seasoned industry experts with years of experience, working as professional and trainers in these fields.

All facilitation and course materials will be offered in English. The participants should be reasonably proficient in English.


Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be issued with an Indepth Research Institute (IRES) certificate.


The training is residential and will be held at IRES Training Centre. The course fee covers the course tuition, training materials, two break refreshments, lunch, and study visits.

All participants will additionally cater for their, travel expenses, visa application, insurance, and other personal expenses.


Accommodation and airport pick-up is arranged upon request. For reservations contact the Training Officer.

Email:[email protected] or [email protected]  

Mob: +254 715 077 817 or +250789621067

Tel: 020 211 3814


This training can also be customized for your institution upon request. You can have it delivered in our training centre or at a convenient location.

For further inquiries, please contact us on Tel: +254 715 077 817, +254 (020) 211 3814, +250789621067 or mail [email protected] or [email protected]


Payment should be transferred to IRES account through bank before the course date start

Send proof of payment to [email protected] or [email protected]

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