One of the best things about Kaya is how it connects us to local humanitarian communities around the world. A few weeks ago, we connected with Khaled Al Shaka’a on Facebook, where he had shared how his organisation ‘One Love’ had been using Kaya’s online courses to educate and connect humanitarian volunteers in Jerash Palestinian refugee camp in Jordan.
Jasmin Lilian Diab is a Canadian-Lebanese researcher, author, manager and consultant in the areas of International Affairs, Dialogue, Gender, and Migration and Refugee Studies. She recently completed two online courses on our elearning platform Kaya, and kindly agreed to share her learning experience.
Rebecca Ridings currently lives in sunny Queensland, Australia, and works as a Virtual Capability Coach for Australian Red Cross. She recently took part in a virtual gamification event organised by the Humanitarian Leadership Academy and kindly agreed to share her experience.
In our latest interview with a humanitarian learning expert, we speak to Hussein Ismail, Coordinator of the Middle Eastern Center for Humanitarian Advancement (MECHA) and Curriculum Development Manager at the Global Health Institute of the American University of Beirut.
Ashley Inselman is a Global Humanitarian Surge Capacity Development Adviser at World Vision International, where she has worked for 19 years. Across a network of around 100 offices, Ashley’s role is to identify and develop people for the organisation’s surge team, for deployment when a crisis hits.
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.
In August 2017, the world witnessed one of the largest cross-border forced displacements of recent times. Within the space of one month, close to half a million Rohingya men, women and children fled their homes in Northern Rakhine State, Myanmar, to escape violence and seek safety in Cox’s Bazar district, Bangladesh.
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.
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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