The Academy is proud to partner with the Diaspora Emergency Action and Coordination (DEMAC*) Initiative to improve diaspora emergency response capacity and coordination with the formal humanitarian system, through the provision of face to face technical training, a train the trainer session, and a series of new online modules hosted on the Academy’s e-learning platform Kaya.
Mohamad Al Huwaimel has over 30 years of experience working in humanitarian response in Jordan and the region. He is currently the Projects Coordinator at the Green Crescent Society (GCS), a national charity organisation founded in 1991.
In the last decade, Kakamega County, located in the western region of Kenya, has experienced a fair share of natural disasters such as lightning strikes, seasonal flooding, and landslides during the rainy season, as well as man- made disasters such as fires, mine shaft collapse and road accidents.
Joana Villaflor, 34, is an Independent Consultant. She has worked in the development and humanitarian sector for eight years now, managing and delivering trainings and disaster risk reduction projects.
The Uganda Learning Needs Assessment conducted by the Humanitarian Leadership Academy East Africa Centre in 2016 identified capacity enhancement of local actors, including leaders as one of the priority areas.
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