Kenya Centre

Opened in February 2016
Centre Director: Charles Lwanga-Ntale 
Location: Nairobi, Kenya

About the Centre

East Africa is a very diverse region, home to over 170 million people, out of which at least twenty million live in extreme and chronic poverty. When a crisis happens, these are the people who are most affected. By having an Academy Centre which focuses on skills for effective and efficient humanitarian response, we aim to enable people to be better prepared when disasters strike.

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“The Kenya Academy Centre will be reaching out to partners across Kenya and other East African countries with a view to identifying better learning and capacity enhancement that will lead to better preparedness, response and recovery for local communities. Whether it is a flood, drought or even a conflict, every individual is affected and needs to know what to do in times of crisis. This is a great opportunity for the world to see that Kenya’s innovations in the sector can be scaled up in the rest of the region for the benefit of local communities.”

Charles Lwanga-Ntale, Kenya Academy Centre Director


“I have seen first-hand the hardship and trauma that people go through when they are suffering from drought or a conflict. We must make sure that the East Africa region and the Horn of Africa, is more coordinated, more expertise and a cross-border effort. The launch of the Kenya Academy Centre will analyse what is required and generate appropriate knowledge and so local communities can respond in an emergency and be more resilient.”

Ambassador Mahboub Maalim, Executive Secretary of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD)

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