East Africa 

About East Africa

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 a presence in the region and focusing on skills for effective and efficient humanitarian response, we aim to enable people to be better prepared when disasters strike.


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Learning At The International Committee Of The Red Cross: Challenges & Opportunities

Learning at the International Committee of the Red Cross: Challenges & Opportunities

Maja Kuna-Parrish is a Techno-Pedagogical Engineer at the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). She is in charge of developing learning materials for a diverse and international workforce of over 18,000 people.
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Improving The Efficiency Of Humanitarian Organisations In Tanzania: The Structured Internship Programme

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, however, for many young people is where to get this experience from. The humanitarian learning needs assessment carried out by the Humanitarian Leadership Academy in 2016 showed that one of the main challenges facing the humanitarian sector in Tanzania was inadequate practical skills for personnel who can plan and respond to crises effectively.
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My Learning Journey As A Humanitarian – Meet George

My learning journey as a humanitarian – Meet George

I come from a modest family and getting access to education has been a challenge ever since I was a child. I had to pay for most of my studies, working many jobs at a time to cover my fees.
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