Almost 60 million people are displaced around the world due to conflict and disaster, and with the severity and frequency of disasters increasing, the humanitarian sector is facing significant challenges.
At the Centre for Humanitarian Leadership, they are working towards addressing some of humanity’s biggest challenges. Through teaching, research, policy development and innovation for the humanitarian sector they are better serving communities affected by crisis with more responsive, efficient and relevant actions. They are transforming the way the humanitarian workforce is led, how humanitarian organisations operate, and challenging current approaches to humanitarian crisis response.
Their success is built on creating a hybrid system between practitioners and academia which promotes engagement with students, practitioners and stakeholders in a way that ensures their work has a measurable impact. Vital support from their partner organisations means they can continue to fill an internationally recognised gap in education, innovation and research and export their programmes globally.
Their flagship programme, the Humanitarian Leadership Programme / Graduate Certificate in Humanitarian Leadership has reached more than 350 students from over 55 countries and working for 50 different aid organisations including government, United Nations, non-government and community-based organisations.
Teaching and Learning
The environment in which humanitarian workers find themselves today is more complex and diverse than ever. Conflicts are increasingly complicated and natural disasters are escalating in number and intensity, often in regions already struggling with socio-economic and political constraints.
The Centre for Humanitarian Leadership recognises that the need for qualified humanitarian workers is increasingly important. The Centre is committed to engaging and developing current and future humanitarian leaders as innovative thinkers and dynamic achievers, offering unparalleled academic and practice excellence with these programmes and courses for experienced humanitarian practitioners, graduate students and the general public.
-Humanitarian Leadership Programme (HLP)
-Masters in Humanitarian Assistance (MHA)
-Humanitarian Responses to 21st Century Disasters – Massive Online Open Course