World Vision International
Press Release • Wednesday, April 19th 2017

World Vision, Humanitarian Leadership Academy partnership to further support disaster management

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  • Partnership will see World Vision and the Humanitarian Leadership Academy collaborate to help local communities across the world prepare and respond to disasters.
  • Partnership activities will include advice, cooperation and coordination at global and local levels.
  • The partnership will cooperate on up-coming projects to improve access to quality learning opportunities, including wellness and resilience, coaching and mentoring, learning design and facilitation and professional development 
  • The organisations will work together to identify gaps in knowledge and develop new learning opportunities for humanitarians.

Monday, 24th April 2017 – International aid agency World Vision and the Humanitarian Leadership Academy have announced a partnership which will see the organisations collaborate to further help people prepare and respond to disasters. 

A Collaboration Agreement has been signed by both organisations outlining partnership activities, including advice, cooperation and coordination, and sharing existing content and knowledge. The partnership will also co-create new learning opportunities for humanitarians.

Cooperation will occur at both global and local levels, with support between World Vision’s National Offices and Humanitarian Leadership Academy Centres. World Vision will also provide input and advice as required through the Humanitarian Leadership Academy’s Learning Advisory Board.

Additionally, the partnership will see both organisations collaborateon upcoming projects to improve quality learning opportunities including wellness and resilience, innovation and coaching and mentoring. The Academy’s learning platform – Kaya – will be the main way that people will access humanitarian learning. 

The Humanitarian Leadership Academy and World Vision will also share knowledge and contact around a globally recognised system that recognises and certifies the development, skills, learning and training of aid workers.

World Vision Partnership Leader for Humanitarian and Emergency Affairs Dan Kelly said the partnership would enable World Vision to further respond to children and families in need following a disaster.

“The Humanitarian Leadership Academy’s mission is to help people around the world to prepare and respond to crises more effectively. From World Vision’s perspective, the ability to prepare and respond through increasing local capacity is critical when it comes to disaster management,” Mr Kelly said.

“This partnership with the Humanitarian Leadership Academy provides an invaluable opportunity for both organisations to not only improve access to quality learning around disaster response and management, but through cooperation and knowledge-sharing, improve our ability to help communities in disaster preparation and response.”

Humanitarian Leadership Academy’s CEO Saba Al Mubaslat echoed Mr Kelly’s sentiments, adding that the partnership was an important step in global disaster and crises management.

“The Humanitarian Leadership Academy is very pleased to enter into this partnership with World Vision and to further help people across the world prepare and respond to crises,” she said.

“Collaboration is integral to the Humanitarian Leadership Academy’s work in helping those respond to disasters and crises in an efficient and effective way.

“Being able to partner with a reputable international aid organisation such as World Vision and to share and draw on each other’s knowledge, expertise, reach and resources will be vital to continuing the work of both organisations,” Ms Al Mubaslat added.


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  • For more information please contact Tanya Penny – Director Global Humanitarian Communications from World Vision on +971 50 550 5803 or or Vishnee Sauntoo, Marketing and Comms Lead for the Humanitarian Leadership Academy on +44 20 3884 7994 or
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  • World Vision is a Christian relief, development and advocacy organisation dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. For more information, visit
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