Humanitarian Learning Centre

The Humanitarian Learning Centre is a joint initiative of the Institute of Development Studies, the International Rescue Committee and Crown Agents

Flooding in Cap-Haïtien


In support of the Humanitarian Leadership Academy, HLC will be a transformative centre that brings together accessible, operational learning with academic insights to enable more effective humanitarian response.


Underpinning this vision, HLC has the following objectives:

  • Enable access to relevant, scalable, and outcome-focused learning resources for enhanced operational effectiveness.
  • Co-create world class research and innovative thought leadership for doing humanitarianism differently in protracted crises.
  • Facilitate systemic change in support of local responders' increased participation in and leadership of humanitarian action.

About the consortium 

Funded by the Humanitarian Leadership Academy, the Humanitarian Learning Centre is a transformative centre for operational learning that enables more effective humanitarian response. The Director of HLC is Lewis Sida, an independent consultant


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Famine: Lessons Learned

Report (2017)

Famine: Lessons Learned was produced as the world was responding to four potential famines simultaneously – in Nigeria, South Sudan, Yemen and Somalia. More details