As part of our vision for the Academy, we are pleased to announce that we are accelerating our ambition to have truly localised learning.

Our centres will be transitioning to joint initiatives, delivered through our existing local partners. Our partners have established presence in the locations where we need to reach those most vulnerable to disasters and crises. This new model and way of working will be more impactful and cost-effective, ensuring that we shift the power to local partners.

Since launching in 2015, we have been supporters and advocates for the localisation agenda, and have developed a strong network through our Academy Centres in East Africa, the Philippines, the Middle East and Bangladesh.

We are delighted to announce that we will be partnering with CODE NGO  (Caucus of Development NGO Networks) in the Philippines and with the Global Health Institute of the American University of Beirut  in the Middle East.  In East Africa and Bangladesh, we are continuing discussions with potential partners.

Saba Al Mubaslat, CEO, Humanitarian Leadership Academy said:

“We are excited that our vision of a local approach to humanitarian learning is coming to fruition.  We know through our experience over the past three years that local communities are best placed to respond to emergencies in their countries.  We just need to make sure they have the knowledge and know-how to do it.

Our learning is easily accessible on our online platform – Kaya  – as well as through workshops, webinars and partner activities. Our network will ensure this learning meets the needs of, and reaches front-line responders.  We will continue to work with different sectors to get the best learning and innovation to save lives and safeguard livelihoods.”

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