Field Exercise Coastal Hope: Humanitarian and Peacebuilding Simulation for Professionals, Educators, Internationals, and Students, November 2-5, 2017, Fellsmere, FL, USA

David J. Smith Consulting, LLC

By: David J. Smith, May 23, 2017

The Forage Center for Peacebuilding and Humanitarian Education, Inc. , a U.S. based 501 c3 not for profit, is delighted to announce that starting in November 2017 it will hold its annual field exercise twice per year, in March and November.   Formerly known as Atlantic Promise, the exercise is now called Coastal Hope.


The dates for the fall exercise are Thursday, November 2 through Sunday, November 5, 2017. It will be held in Fellsmere, Florida, USA.   The exercise scenario is premised on participants acting as members of a humanitarian NGO that is deployed to offer humanitarian assistance and assist a population in conflict after a Category 4 hurricane. Coastal Hope recreates the challenges and conditions professionals encounter in complex emergencies characterized by conflict, disaster, and humanitarian need. During the exercise, participants will engage in intensive negotiations, humanitarian assistance, peacebuilding assessment, and human rights advocacy…

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Published by David J. Smith

I am a career coach, consultant, and head of a not for profit - the Forage Center - that offers humanitarian education training. I also teach at George Mason University and Drexel University. A one time lawyer, I spent many years teaching in a community college where I was a Fulbright U.S. Scholar teaching in Estonia. I'm the author of Peace Jobs: A Student's Guide to Starting a Career Working for Peace (IAP 2016). I've been married to my best friend for over 31 years and we have two well adjusted adult children who teach me something new everyday. I live in Rockville, Maryland.

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