Humanitarian Learning Centre

The Humanitarian Learning Centre (HLC) brings together accessible, operational learning with academic insights to enable more effective humanitarian response. 

‘Hurricane Tomas Floods Gonaives’, United Nations Photo, CC-BY 2.0

HLC 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.

The Director of HLC is Lewis Sida, an independent consultant.


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Ben Ramalingam

Research Fellow

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Brigitte Rohwerder

Research Officer

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Jeremy Allouche

Research Fellow

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Louise Oakley

Project Manager

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Stephen Devereux

Research Fellow

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Tina Nelis

Knowledge Officer


Recent work


Bringing evidence and action to protracted crises

In 1994, at the age of six years old, Clemantine Wamariya fled Rwanda and spent the next six years moving to the next ‘safer’ country. By the age of twelve, Clemantine had travelled through seven African countries until she was granted refugee status in the United States. Clemantine was...

4 February 2020

Working Paper

Disability Inclusive Humanitarian Response

HLC Operational Practice Paper;1

The World Report on Disability estimates that about 15 per cent of the world’s population have some form of disability, with disability prevalence likely to increase as a result of ageing populations and the global increase in chronic health conditions such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease,...

1 December 2017