Kaya is the Humanitarian Leadership Academy’s global learning platform that enables people to prepare for and respond to crises and allows for the exchange of humanitarian information and resources. It is preparing the next generation of humanitarians through ensuring that relevant humanitarian learning and knowledge accessible to all.

“Kaya has transformed my perspective of learning and sharing knowledge to others” expressed with confidence by Mohaiminur Rahman,  Coordinator of Climate Change and Disaster Resilience Program of Islamic Relief Bangladesh, and Kaya user since 2016. He completed the course Introduction to Core Humanitarian Standard and received his first online certificate in January 2017.

He has now nearly completed the Introduction to Child Protection online course and is also studying the Sphere for Managers” and Module 1 – Humanitarian Context, System and Standards online courses to develop his humanitarian knowledge and capacity furthermore.

After the online training from Kaya, one of the visible impacts that Mr. Rahman experienced was being selected for the internal Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS) audit team as one of the vital members, while Islamic Relief Bangladesh (IRB) was planning for CHS audit for the first time in 2017. He was selected as one of the key informant and feedback provider to CHS audit.

Nowadays he is playing the role of one of the key trainers to train field staff on CHS. Mr. Rahman provided CHS training to all IRB country office staff and the field staff of Satkhira. Besides, IRB started mainstreaming CHS issues and adopted a strategy to incorporate CHS within program development, including humanitarian programs. CHS issues and content are now incorporated in the staff foundation training of all IRB projects.

A constructive approach to learning produces varied and enriched learning opportunities. Kaya plays the role of a catalyst, bringing transformative change makers at the frontline and building leaders in the humanitarian sector. Mr. Rahman is no exception in this regard. This online course rebuilt his confidence and his acceptance in the IRB country office has been raised.

“This online learning visibly impacted and contributed a lot to my career progression. My position has been changed – said Mr. Rahman.

IRB has accepted some changes in the policy and procedure to comply with CHS on quality and accountability.

Mr. Rahman kindly shared some feedback to improve Kaya and make it more user-friendly. For example, contextualisation of the courses is an area we need to develop further; as well as the availability of the video clips in Kaya offline version.

Name: Md. Mohaiminur Rahman Shaheen

Age: 32 years

Position: Program Coordinator, Climate Change and Disaster Resilience Orphan and Child Welfare

Organisation: Islamic Relief Bangladesh

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