One-day Working for the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)
Simulation Workshop


The workshop, designed and run by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), offers a unique opportunity to experience, in an interactive setting, some of the key challenges faced by ICRC staff during field work. This is done through presentations, discussions and role-play exercises, during which the participants get to practice situations which ICRC's international field staff are frequently confronted with, and thus getting a taste of the professional life of an ICRC delegate. In addition, the workshop will help future candidates in the application process and the subsequent field deployment with the ICRC.

The workshop will be facilitated by experienced ICRC representatives. It runs half day on 23 February 2019 and engages around 25 to 30 participants. Participants do not need to bring any material.


About ICRC
Established in 1863, the ICRC operates worldwide, helping people affected by conflict and armed violence and promoting the laws that protect victims of war. An independent and neutral organization, its mandate stems essentially from the Geneva Conventions of 1949. The organization, awarded for 3 times for the Nobel Peace Prize, are based in Geneva, Switzerland, and employ some 14,500 people in more than 80 countries. The ICRC is funded mainly by voluntary donations from governments and from national Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.

Understand more about ICRC from the following videos:
President to President Dialogue - HKUST x ICRC by Prof Wei Shyy, President of HKUST and Mr Peter Maurer, President of ICRC
From Banking to the World's Worst War Zones: What's behind this Path less Travelled? by Jason Yip of ICRC
A story of love: The story of the ICRC

Date 23 February 2019 (Sat)
Time 12 - 4:30pm
Venue Room 1017 (Lift 3)
Target Audience HKUST UG and PG students who are interested in the work of ICRC
Application Please complete the online application form, including a text about your motivation and expectation participating in the workshop.
Successful applicants will be notified via email, and are required to pay a $200 deposit which will be returned to participants upon successful completion of the workshop.
Application Deadline 10 February 2019 (Sun)