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The Training

The Target Group

O2H targets early and mid-career professionals with or without a background in public health, who may be responsible for dealing with policy areas that impact health system resilience (especially, but not exclusively, with pandemic resilience). The programme especially invites participants from government departments, public sector agencies, civil society and non-government organisations, international organisations and policy institutions.

The Programme Structure

The Programme consists of a series of modularised trainings.
Two foundational courses will focus on pandemic preparedness, health emergency management and (global) health governance. They will be rolled out over six weeks.

A number of elective courses on specific topics (e.g. health policy design in low- and middle-income countries) will become available over the coming months. They will be rolled out over three weeks.

To date, two foundational training courses have been held by Universidad de Los Andes and the EUI School of Transnational Governance, and the first elective training course has been held by BRAC James P. Grant School of Public Health. Enrolled participants will receive priority access to upcoming courses. If seats are still available, we will accept new applications.  

Keep an eye on this page to learn about our evolving training offer or get in touch for updates.

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Ongoing trainings

October/November 2022

"Strengthening pandemic preparedness and resilience from the Global to Local" (foundational course) led by Prof. Adam Kamradt-Scott, EUI School of Transnational Governance.

"Designing community-centered solutions" (elective course) led by Prof. Sabina Faiz Rashid, BRAC James P. Grant School of Public Health.

Upcoming training

Until February 2023

"Designing community-centered solutions" (elective course, 2nd edition) led by Prof. Sabina Faiz Rashid, BRAC James P. Grant School of Public Health. 

“A guide to the Pandemic treaty” (elective course, 1st edition) led by Prof. Adam Kamradt-Scott, EUI School of Transnational Governance. 

"Strengthening pandemic preparedness and resilience from the Global to Local" (foundational course, 2nd edition) led by Prof. Adam Kamradt-Scott, EUI School of Transnational Governance. 

"Health emergencies management" (foundational course, 3rd edition) led by Prof. Oscar Bernal, Universidad de Los Andes. 

Learning Modes

During the pilot phase of 2022, all trainings will be delivered online. Participants will study at their own pace by engaging with pre-recorded online content developed by some of the world’s leading experts, readings and case studies. In addition, participants will interact with trainers and fellow course participants during online live sessions.

O2H Competencies

Include, but are not limited to:

  • Strategic and systemic thinking;
  • evidence-based policymaking;
  • advocacy, leadership and ethics;
  • policy and risk communication; inter-cultural communication;
  • data competency (interpretation and visualisation);
  • community needs assessment;
  • community-based policy design;
  • gender-based approaches;
  • use of new technology.

The Certificate

A certificate of attendance will be awarded to participants of each course. It is planned to allow participants the possibility of earning a post-graduate certificate with academic credit points if they attend a minimum number of foundational and elective courses and take part in the assessments.

The Costs

Participation is fully funded by an Open society university network (OSUN) grant, and is therefore free of cost for the candidates accepted for the pilot phase of health resilience certificate programme.

Other STG Executive Trainings

For training offers in other themes and fields, see the STG Executive Training Hub.


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