Save the Children
Our partnership with Save the Children
Save the Children HCRI have formed a strategic partnership, enabling Save the Children to draw upon HCRI’s research capacity and scholarly expertise, and giving HCRI opportunities to conduct field research that directly informs humanitarian policy and practices. This innovative partnership is aimed at improving the organisation, implementation and understanding of humanitarian activities.
HCRI and Save the Children have collaborated on doctoral research through Dr Jenny Chapman and Juliano Fiori. Gareth Owen is a honorary staff in HCRI and takes part in our annual Careers Day. We are happy to collaborate in our jointly owned journal: Journal of Humanitarian Affairs. The open access journal contributes to current thinking around humanitarian governance, policy and practice with academic rigour and political courage.
In future we intend to collaborate on research, learning and development of humanitarian education.
Humanitarian Leadership Academy launches to train the next generation of aid workers
HCRI is proud to support the Humanitarian Leadership Academy which launched on 23 March 2015. It is a ground-breaking initiative which aims to train frontline humanitarian responders to mobilise locally, revolutionising how the world responds to humanitarian disasters and emergencies.
The first of its kind, the Humanitarian Leadership Academy is a truly global collaboration between the private sector, governments, academia and NGOs designed to save lives and ensure increasing humanitarian needs are better served at point of impact.
Never before has an amalgamation of such partners come together to launch a project of this scale. The Academy is working with northern- and southern-led aid agencies such as Oxfam, BRAC, Norwegian Refugee Council, Save the Children and Action Against Hunger as well as leading academic establishments including Open University and the Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute (HCRI) at the University of Manchester.