The Humanitarian Leadership Academy (the Academy) has released today (23 October 2018) an analysis of the learners and courses undertaken since its inception in November 2015. The report '100,000 humanitarian learners and counting'http://bit.ly/Impact100kReport shows that over 100,000 learners have accessed learning through the Academy's free online learning platform Kayahttps://kayaconnect.org, and other methods including face to face training, workshops and webinars in less than three years.
New publication launched: Local Humanitarian Action in Practice – Case Studies and Reflections of Local Humanitarian Actors
An agreement has been signed between the Humanitarian Leadership Academy (‘The Academy’) and HSBC Bank Middle East Limited (HSBC) to provide staff with the learning needs that will equip them with the required skills to support humanitarian response efforts in their community/region.
Leading international financial institution HSBC and the Academy will collaborate to deliver a Humanitarian Essentials training to HSBC staff across the Middle East and Turkey during 2018.
Innovation…what does it mean for the humanitarian sector?
Find out more about this exciting topic with our new online course “Innovation Essentials”.
Developed by the Humanitarian Leadership Academy, this one-hour course provides you with a series of real-life examples of innovations from around the world, and explains how innovation can help disaster-affected communities. You will pick up some practical tools and skills to bring innovation to life within your organisation.
Volunteers are right on the frontline of delivery. They often find themselves providing first aid, getting people to hospitals, running food and cash distributions, helping with vaccination or hygiene campaigns, and many other types of practical work.
Volunteer Essentials is an introductory course designed to give volunteers a clear overview of volunteering in the humanitarian sector.
The course includes five topics:
The impact of long hours, insecure environments, chronic stress, and traumatic incidents affect both the physical and emotional wellbeing of humanitarian professionals. They can experience anxiety, post-traumatic stress, depression and burnout.
As a result, even the most committed and experienced of them can become unable to function at their best, meaning that crisis-affected people may not be receiving the assistance and protection that they need. Investing in humanitarian staff wellbeing and resilience has therefore become a necessity.
We are very pleased to announce the launch of a new online course, Psychological First Aid for Children, developed in collaboration with Save the Children.
In crisis events, children react and think differently to adults. Ensuring that humanitarian staff and volunteers are well-equipped to provide initial support for children in an appropriate way can make a significant difference in delivering an effective emergency response.
Disasters have devastating consequences. They cause deaths, the destruction of property and infrastructure, mass displacement, social and economic disruption and damage to the environment. Although floods, earthquakes, typhoons and other natural hazards can’t be prevented, their impact on communities can be limited through Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (DRRM) practices.