Autumn & Winter 2018 Certificate in Humanitarian Foundations - Enrolments Open  Learn more



Social change occurs in complex and dynamic environments where disruptive changes are the norm. Yet conventional approaches are not always well-aligned with the need to innovate, learn and adapt.

Our custom-designed and ready-made learning and professional development solutions for Humanitarian and Development organisations support the achievement of an equitable and abundant future. They are unique, intensive and challenging programs for those who want to drive change in their organisations and across the sector.

Humanitarian Institute’s services and resources build confidence, competence and capacity of development actors. We focus on the challenges you need to address to remain relevant and effective. 

“Poverty does not belong in civilised human society. Its proper place is in a museum. That's where it will be.” Muhammad Yunus

Who we work with

We empower leaders and employees of NGOs, corporations, Governments, social enterprises, startups, and others to develop sustainable solutions to humanity’s biggest challenges. You may be:

  • Individuals
  • Grassroots organisations
  • Mid-large NGOs
  • Private sector actors
  • Public sector agencies

Please contact us for a free no-obligation consultation to help you choose the right support.

*Just starting out your Humanitarian journey? Our Certificate in Humanitarian Foundations program is designed to help you establish a solid foundation of Aid and Development knowledge and skills.

What training is available

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  • Humanitarian logistics - Coming soon.
  • Board Humanitarian & Development sector orientation - Coming soon.
  • Strategic, program and project planning
  • Theory of change + logic and results frameworks
  • Proposal development
  • Project management
  • Results based management
  • Monitoring and evaluation
  • Community development
  • Social intelligence

However, we realise that our standard courses and locations may not fit your needs. Please contact us for a free no-obligation consultation to help you choose the right program within your budget. Whether it’s:

  • Training of local partners
  • Working with a team of colleagues; or
  • A specifically adapted program aligned to your systems, procedures or working environment

We work with you to achieve your desired outcomes.

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Our goal is to enhance the relevance, sustainability and effectiveness of aid and development by building and supporting organisations who can drive change. We also:

  • Improve development effectiveness in organisations and across the sector
  • Enhance the knowledge and skills to design, implement and review effective programs in complex settings
  • Develop a deeper understanding of different perspectives on transformational change and how it occurs
  • Lead adaptive programming and organisational development
  • Support social movements
  • Foster multi-stakeholder initiatives focused on complex social problems
  • Experiment, learn and speed up cycles of development learning

What makes us different

Our short courses are carefully designed, tested, quality assured and we’re constantly improving by responding to emerging Aid and Development issues.

  • People: We’re passionate about sustainable change. We deliver excellence through our experienced Development professionals. Our commitment is to help you make the changes needed to achieve more
  • Quality: Our programs are practical, transformative, participatory and high-energy. Our consultancy approach ensures we address the underlying causes of challenges and propose solutions which lead to lasting change
  • Networks: Connecting people enables us to facilitate innovation, challenge established ways of working and adapt. Our collaborative networks create opportunities for Development actors everywhere to achieve their goals

How it's facilitated

Programs are facilitated using multiple engaging methodologies including:

  • Applied learning
  • Lectures
  • Virtual reality
  • Group discussions
  • Workshops 
  • Desktop simulations
  • Team exercises
  • Individual / group learning activities
  • Online learning
  • Competency assessments


Experienced Development professionals with vocational training qualifications.

What does it cost

  • For standard courses, we have a set course fee structure
  • For tailored programs, we formulate the fee according to duration and time needed for development. We’ll provide you with a detailed budget breaking down costs involved, including the facilitation, materials, travel costs etc.

How to proceed

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