Our Mission


To enable people around the world to prepare for and respond to crises in their own countries

The Humanitarian Leadership Academy is a global learning initiative set up to facilitate partnerships and collaborative opportunities to enable people to prepare for and respond to crises in their own countries.

Our Story

The Humanitarian Leadership Academy was born out of a need to respond to disaster and crises more efficiently and effectively in areas around the world that need it most.

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hla_learning_approachWe aim to support the needs of individuals, organisations and communities by facilitating access to learning resources, platforms and tools. This enables locally relevant capacity-sharing and mutual learning.



Collaboration is the cornerstone of the Academy. We work with partners across the humanitarian sector and beyond; from technology companies to universities; local communities to multinational corporations, drawing on the knowledge, expertise and resources of a range of organisations to ensure the best solutions are found for those most in need.

Some of our collaborators

Our Network

We assess needs from the ground-up through our network, ensuring that knowledge and learning is context specific and locally relevant. 

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