Humanitarian U is a leader in delivering professional online certification and training to humanitarian workers around the world. Our proven educational programs yield results, create career paths and realistically prepare humanitarians for emergency response situations. We equip field workers to affect positive change in communities, provide critical medical services, and offer aid to people displaced by conflict and natural disasters.
Founded in Canada in 2011, Humanitarian U supports best practices in humanitarian training and sets a global standard for humanitarian education. Humanitarian U's goal is to increase the preparedness and effectiveness—and thus the safety—of humanitarian actions worldwide.
Founded by Dr. Kirsten Johnson, Humanitarian U is a social enterprise that is one of the leading educational organizations globally to deliver professional certification and training to humanitarian workers around the world, anywhere, anytime. Through Dr. Johnson’s network, Humanitarian U’s web-based and face-to-face training programs provide universities, emergency medical teams, non-governmental organizations and individual aid workers with the front-line, field-driven knowledge required to face the most challenging situations with safe and dynamic solutions.
Its evidence-based, performance-measured, eLearning courses were developed by globally respected professionals with extensive practical experience in the humanitarian sector. Humanitarian U offer programs geared toward existing and aspiring humanitarian workers from a wide range of organizations, including NGOs, governments, institutions, the medical community, and other relief and non-profit groups.