Promoting Inclusive Markets and Financial Systems
Minimum Economic Recovery Standards General Training and Training of Trainers
Both trainings will be held concurrently in Beirut, Lebanon and Dakar, Senegal.
General Practitioner Training: June 3 - 4
This training course will enable participants to identify the major purposes and benefits of MERS, gain working knowledge on the six technical areas, demonstrate its most effective practice, and apply the principles and standards in livelihoods and economic programming in crisis environments.
Who should attend?
- Emergency/humanitarian practitioners interested in designing and implementing livelihoods and economic programs
- Economic practitioners interested in improving programs in conflict and disaster contexts
- Managers and decision-makers responsible for livelihoods and economic programming in crisis environment
Training of Certified Trainers: June 5 - 6 (includes General Practitioner Training)
Building on the General Training, this follow-on training course will equip professionals with the confidence and competence in training skills to deliver the MERS training, and the participants will go through an accreditation process to become a certified trainer of MERS.
Who should apply?
Professionals who are experienced with livelihoods/ economic programs in crisis environments and who have experience in delivering trainings or capacity building activities
Why become a certified trainer of MERS?
- To receive official certification from SEEP;
- To be listed in the MERS Certified Trainer database on SEEP's website;
- To be SEEP's designated trainer in the region upon training request;
- Full access to MERS training materials;
- Marketing, communication and other support from SEEP to organize regional trainings;
- Revenue sharing opportunities for trainings.
About the Minimum Economic Recovery Standards (MERS)
Over the course of three years, the Minimum Economic Recovery Standards were sponsored by SEEP and developed by joint efforts of more than 60 discrete agencies, with several hundred individuals contributing or providing feedback to the Standards. The MERS initiative represents an industry consensus on minimum standards for economic strengthening programs in crisis environments, which are detailed in the Minimum Economic Recovery Standards, Second Edition. In late 2011, the MERS was accepted as an official companion to the Sphere Project’s Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards in Humanitarian Response.
The MERS articulates the minimum level of technical and other assistance to be provided in promoting the recovery of economies and livelihoods affected by crisis. The MERS has six technical areas: Core Standards for Economic Recovery, Assessment and Analysis Standards, Financial Services, Productive Assets, Employment Creation, and Enterprise Development. These standards offer tools for government departments, humanitarian agencies, inter-governmental organizations, and local populations to enhance the effectiveness and quality of the economic assistance offered, and thus makes a significant difference in the lives of the people affected by crisis. In putting forth these standards, SEEP aims to improve the capabilities and accountability of humanitarian and economic practitioners.
Contact Nisha Singh (firstname.lastname@example.org) with questions or concerns.