Assessing and Mitigating Risks of Sexual Misconduct​ at WHO Country Offices and in Technical/Normative Programmes​

This is an introductory training on WHO's Sexual Misconduct (SM) Risk Management. The training is divided into three parts. Firstly, it explains the importance and application of risk management in WHO headquarters, regional and country offices and in normative/technical programmes. The following two parts explain how WHO assesses SM risks and detail how to use the SM risk management tool to identify risks and develop related mitigation plans.

The course is available in English. French and Arabic courses will be available soon.

Language: English
Health topic, Intermediate (Intermediaire)

Course information

This course is also available in the following languages:

Français - العربية

Course Overview: Sexual Misconduct Risk management helps WHO to address Sexual Misconduct (SM) more effectively by enabling the Organization to be proactive in addressing SM, empowering accountable leadership, personnel and implementing partners (IPs) to uphold zero tolerance for all forms of sexual misconduct, and strengthening the commitment to do-no-harm to people WHO serve and its workforce. The WHO's three-year strategy on preventing and responding to sexual misconduct requires all Heads of WHO country offices (HWCOs), regional offices, and WHO headquarters programmes to complete the annual sexual misconduct risk assessment. This training will give you an introduction to WHO's Sexual Misconduct Risk Management and details, step-by-step, how to use the SM risk management tool to identify risks and develop related mitigation plans.

Learning objectives: By the end of this training, you will identify and mitigate sexual misconduct risks in WHO country offices or in the technical/normative programmes in WHO regional offices and Headquarters using the SM risk management tool.

Course duration: Approximately 30 minutes

Certificates: A Certificate of Achievement is available to participants who score at least 80% in the final assessment. Participants who receive a Certificate of Achievement can also download an Open Badge for this course. Click here to learn how.

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Certificate Requirements

  • Gain a Record of Achievement by earning at least 80% of the maximum number of points from all graded assignments.