East Africa Centre
Opened in February 2016
Director: James Kisia
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.
Read the Centre’s Strategic Business Plan for 2016-2019
East Africa – Kaya Courses
The Core Humanitarian Standard on Quality and Accountability (the CHS) tells organisations and individuals how to ensure they deliver quality, effective and accountable humanitarian responses.
What our partners say
“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)
East Africa Impact Stories
Improving the efficiency of humanitarian organisations in Tanzania: the structured internship programme
Organisations are more likely to hire an individual with experience than one without. The dilemma,…