Building Awareness on Inclusive Humanitarian Action within the NOHA Students  


Capacity Building IASC-Guidelines Universities & Specialists Events

Last week, our “Phase 3 – Leave no one behind!” team gave a guest lecture to the NOHA Master students on Humanitarian Action at the Institute for International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict (IFHV), Bochum.   

Since the second phase of our project, we have been teaching students on disability-inclusion in humanitarian action. Our goal is to mainstream disability throughout the humanitarian system. In order to build disability-inclusive humanitarian system, we are developing the capacity of the next generation humanitarians so that they have better skills to deliver inclusive humanitarian assistance and understand the needs of persons with disabilities. 

From May 14-17, our project team gave a guest lecture to students at NOHA programme. The NOHA Network on Humanitarian Action is an international association of universities that aims to enhance professionalism in the humanitarian sector through education & training, research & publications, and projects. It offers a Master’s Degree Programme in International Humanitarian Action. 

The intense study week covered topics from concept of disability and intersectionality to the IASC Guidelines on the Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in Humanitarian Action. The students engaged in a lot of scenario work to practice operationalising the four Must-Do-Actions of IASC guidelines. Through the practical exercises, the students were able to better understand how to identify and monitor disability-specific needs, barriers, and enablers at the different stages of project cycle.