In a joint effort to introduce, localize and contextualize learning around gamification for the Jordanian humanitarian sector, Tech Tribes, in partnership with the Humanitarian Leadership Academy and ITCILO, hosted a workshop in Amman titled “Gamification for Humanitarian Learning” from 16-18 June, 2019.
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.
In our latest interview with a humanitarian learning expert, we speak to Leonie Meijerink, Learning Organisation Manager at War Child Holland.
In 2013, Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines claimed thousands of lives and destroyed billions of dollars worth of property. For many cooperatives in the province of Leyte where the typhoon hit, resuming operations was almost impossible as there were no contingency plan in place. Find out how our partnership with the Cooperative Development Authority (CDA) has helped cooperatives prepare for future disasters.
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.
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.
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.
In 2016, the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) and the Humanitarian Leadership Academy (the Academy) embarked on a strategic partnership to help provide staff with access to high quality humanitarian learning opportunities. Through this partnership, the NRC adopted the Kaya online learning platform and made it available to their global network of 6,000 staff.
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.