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Unit 1: Course Overview


This unit introduces participants to each other, the course overview, and the course objectives.


By the end of this unit, participants will be familiar with one another, the course overview, and the course objectives.

Timing & Methodology

Total: 60 minutes

  • 15 minutes: Icebreakers/Introductions
  • 15 minutes: Group Discussion: Housekeeping, Ground Rules, Expectations, and Agenda
  • 30 minutes: Knowledge Assessment*

*Note: Participants can begin the knowledge assessment during registration and finish during this session to save time.


  • Print, download, and gather materials as listed below
  • Prepare flip chart paper with the Course Agenda and schedule, and blank flip chart paper
  • Prepare a Course Agenda handout with detailed information on the course units, subtopics, and schedule
  • Prepare small pieces of paper with written numbers, one for each participant

Resources Available Online

Sexual and reproductive health services remain critical during COVID-19

IAWG members and partners are producing clinical and programmatic guidance, assessments, policy papers, and statements to ensure continued prioritization of sexual and reproductive health and rights throughout COVID-19 response in humanitarian settings.