USAID Humanitarian Assistance Essential Course Open to SCW

Posted on: 2/7/2024

As the center of intellectual life for the Security Cooperation enterprise, DSCU continually searches for relevant education and training opportunities to help the Security Cooperation Workforce (SCW) achieve outcomes that enhance the security of the United States and its partners and allies.

One such course is the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) 45-minute, self-paced course on Humanitarian Assistance Essentials. This course is designed and conducted by USAID's Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance.

The course highlights international disaster response best practices and the U.S. military's role in supporting Foreign Disaster Relief operations as provided for under DOD Directive 5100.46. This offering enhances the Department of Defense’s ability to work collaboratively during humanitarian assistance and disaster response operations.

The Humanitarian Assistance Essentials course is available on JKO at Once logged on using a government common access card, SCW members can search for USAID -001 Humanitarian Assistance Essentials using the catalog search function to take the course.

Please email if you are interested in attending the 4-day Virtual or 2-day in-person JHOC (Joint Humanitarian Operations Course).

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