We 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.

We provide flexible learning through our network

Our Network of Centres

Developing and contextualising learning

Our Learning Platform, Kaya

Making learning accessible to everyone, worldwide

Self-Guided Learning
Learning where the learner is not reliant on the input from a ‘teacher’ or their ‘peers’ in order to achieve the learning outcomes.
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Blended Learning
Structured and supported learning framework guiding learners through learning pathways of humanitarian skills.
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Localised and In-Person Learning
Blended learning approach that includes self-study and in-person training, linking learners to local learning and development providers.
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Examples of our Learning Offer

Disaster Risk Reduction and Management

This course has been designed to provide an in-depth overview of Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (DRRM) to humanitarian professionals interested in expanding their knowledge on DRRM.

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Communication is Aid

In this course, you will learn how to engage affected communities to help provide the information they need and establish communication mechanisms for dialogue with disaster responders. 

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Health and Nutrition in Emergencies

A self-paced, self-guided online course composed of two modules (Introductory and Advanced) as well as a webinar.

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Introduction to Coaching and Mentoring

A self-paced, self-guided online course about coaching and mentoring in a humanitarian context; a toolkit with further resources to support the practical application of learning and a facilitation guide to advise and assist those who wish to use a more blended delivery of learning.

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Financial Management for Development Professionals

(FMD Pro)

A series of learning modules to build skills in financial management for non-financial managers.

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Cash Learning Hub

 A collection of learning resources and modules on Cash Transfer Programming, ranging from the basics to more technical learning.

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Accountability to Affected People

A self-paced, self-guided online course for those working in humanitarian response, providing an introduction to accountability to affected people and practical tips on building this accountability into programmes and planning.

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Learning Design and Facilitation

Self-paced, self-guided package for humanitarian staff involved in regular learning design and facilitation as part of their roles. It distils current thinking and best practice on learning design and facilitation for practical application. Learners gain insight into tools and approaches that make facilitation effective and learning impactful.

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Our Learning Principles

Locally Relevant
Locally Relevant
Reusable And Improvable
Reusable and Improvable
Open Source
Open Source

These principles enable us to provide quality learning products that support all types of humanitarian intervention – including in natural disasters, complex emergencies, conflicts, man-made disasters and in new and emerging crises.

Our Audience

We work with local responders, humanitarian organisations and learning providers

Local Responders

We can help you access and use training materials available online and offline and receive accreditation for your expertise. Whether you are a volunteer or a senior humanitarian professional, we have courses for you on Kaya.

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Humanitarian Organisations

We can help you use our content and framework to identify and fill capacity gaps. We can help you implement international quality standards for your learning and accreditation programmes.

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Learning Providers

We can help you deliver training and skill building that conforms to international quality standards and adopt more sustainable business models.

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We innovate in the field of learning.

We aim to be a leader and catalyst for innovation in learning and learning about innovation. We have the flexibility to experiment in how we deliver our programmes, who we support, and how we work.

Thanks to this flexibility and a genuine desire to collaborate, we are well positioned to innovate in the field of learning and develop a culture of innovation throughout the humanitarian sector.


We aim to demonstrate how learning and knowledge improve preparedness and response.

We curate, commission and share relevant knowledge that is valuable to humanitarian preparedness and response. We also actively look to enhance the relevance and quality of the learning we offer to the sector through our own Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability & Learning (MEAL) activities.