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

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Our partnerships are based on the following principles:

Mutual Benefit

We always start with a clear and agreed common vision for the partnership, which is mutually beneficial for both parties and contributes to a positive impact.

Equity and Empowerment

We ensure that our values are aligned and that our partnership is built around an understanding and respect for differences in opinion and culture.

Accountability and Transparency

We believe that open communication along with clear and rational decision making is the key to a successful partnership.

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“This joint workshop will comprise the necessary groundwork for enhancing the skills and knowledge of organisations and individuals working in humanitarian response. The Global Health Institute, in coordination with other health units at the American University of Beirut and the region, is looking forward to working with the Academy to support that goal.”

Dr. Shadi Saleh, Associate Vice President for Health Affairs at the American University of Beirut and Founding Director of the Global Health Institute

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“This partnership with the Humanitarian Leadership Academy provides an invaluable opportunity for both organisations to provide Training of Trainers for humanitarians in order to strengthen their capacities in Arabic.”

HE. Mr. Al Mufleh – Secretary General of Jordan Hashemite Charity Organisation

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When people have little reliable information available to them, myths, misinformation and disinformation can spread rapidly. This not only adds to the stress and anxiety for people already under immense pressure,  but could put their lives at risk and make the response less effective. A number of CDAC Network members – notably Internews, WHO and OCHA – have developed innovative ways of tackling rumours and we are pleased to be collaborating with the Academy to develop guidance that builds on this so as to scale up these innovations in the humanitarian sector.

Angela Rouse, Senior Programme Manager, CDAC Network


“The Humanitarian Leadership Academy is playing a unique and critical role in stimulating and supporting change within the humanitarian and development sectors, we believe that by combining the expertise of the Open University and the Humanitarian Leadership Academy we can deliver on our shared vision to revolutionise learning to support humanitarians to be more responsive, resilient, and adaptable.”

Matthew Foster, Director of International Development, The Open University


“The work the Humanitarian Leadership Academy is doing is paramount to the humanitarian sector. In leveraging technology platforms, the Academy will be able to reach mass audiences with preparedness and resilience training content. We are enthusiastic about the possibilities to educate the most vulnerable effectively at scale.”

Hector Mujica, Regional Manager,


“RedR is excited about working in partnership with the Humanitarian Leadership Academy, and believe that in working together we can make real contributions to the quality of learning support that humanitarians around the world receive.”

Emily Fereday, C