Digital Training Solutions to present at the World Humanitarian Summit

23rd May 2016

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MSP customer Digital Training Solutions will present its international training platform, Mission Ready, at the first ever World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul, Turkey.

Digital Training Solutions (DTS) Director, Mike Todd, has been invited to present his revolutionary training platform Mission Ready as part of the “Strategies for Ending Attacks on Health Workers, Facilities and Patients” panel session at the Wold Humanitarian Summit this afternoon. He will be discussing how innovative training methods can help keep humanitarian aid workers safe.

Some 5,200 participants, including 65 Heads of State and Government, 177 UN Member States, crises-affected communities, NGOs, the private sector and UN agencies will attend the first-ever World Humanitarian Summit. It follows an extensive global consultation with 23,000 stakeholders world-wide to identify the key humanitarian challenges of our time.

A pioneering project, Mission Ready is the result of a close collaboration between disaster relief NGO RedR UK and Manchester Tech company Digital Training Solutions (DTS). Through a series of interactive simulations, Mission Ready challenges the learner to make the kind of choices he or she may be faced with in the field - and to deal with the consequences.

Field Security Management, the first training course on the Mission Ready platform, was launched last October and quickly exceeded the projected user numbers. Later this summer, the platform will launch its second course in Remote Security Management as well as an app which will allow offline use of the system. The app has been developed to allow aid workers in remote areas with slow or no internet connection to take advantage of the course offering and the innovative interactive scenarios. Course content has been developed in collaboration with security experts from a range of NGOs including Oxfam, Save the Children and War Child.

Mike Todd, who formerly worked for the UN, said:

"It's an incredible honour for us to be invited to present our Mission Ready project at the World Humanitarian summit. We hope the technology and learning approach we've developed can support international aid efforts for many years to come."

"Mission Ready will have a worldwide reach, helping humanitarians to stay safe in the field and to perform their jobs better as a result," says Martin McCann, CEO of RedR UK.

The project has been made possible with the support of funding from UKAID/DFID and USAID/OFDA.

To find out more about Mission Ready, please visit www.missionready.org.uk

To find out more about the World Humanitarian Summit, please visit www.worldhumanitariansummit.org