In emergency situations, having the right skills, training and knowledge could mean the difference between saving lives, and losing them.

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Practical capacity building


The first people on the ground need to be ready. Ensuring technical personnel have the right skills  under pressure when every minute counts is crucial. 


Rigorous training exercises target different skill sets and are scheduled continuously - to keep pace with evolving technologies.

Knowledge impact

The ETC monitors trainees to see how they apply their skills in the field.

Types of training

Sudden onset emergency

This type of response training helps technical staff deploy solutions and equipment fast and gives managers the ability to lead the process.

Local capacity

Increasingly, governments and local stakeholders are leading emergency responses. The ETC helps build and shape country and community-level expertise. 


With intensive training exercises like gear.UP, which puts participants through an intensive seven-day simulation in field conditions. The simulation reinforces skills covered in other ETC training opportunities, putting them into practice. Gear.UP gives participants a chance to learn from their mistakes and get to know colleagues before deploying to future emergencies. By the time the exercise is over, a new network of responders is ready for situations that are both physically and mentally demanding.