Group photo with the students of the Ruhr-University Bochum from the NOHA (Network on Humanitarian Action) Master

Universities & Specialist Events

Our goal: continue to build awareness on inclusive humanitarian action within the next generation of humanitarian workers as well as to incorporate disability as a cross-cutting issue at specialist events.


The successfully initiated cooperation with the AKKON Hochschule Berlin and the Ruhr-University Bochum (RUB) in previous project phase continues in phase 3. We will strengthen the awareness and capacities of the next generation of humanitarian actors through:

Awareness raising guest lectures and module support on inclusive humanitarian action for students of:

Specialist Events

The inclusion of persons with disabilities in humanitarian action has been increasingly recognized by German humanitarian actors. Yet, it is not sufficiently mainstreamed as a crosscutting human rights topic throughout the German humanitarian system. Therefore, we continue to raise awareness to the broad professional public to acknowledge the importance of equal protection of the rights of persons with disabilities in humanitarian emergencies.

Through our participation in specialist events, lectures, and panel discussions, we incorporate disability as a cross-cutting issue in the humanitarian narrative. Additonally, we support the organizers of such events on accessibility measures.

If you are interested in a collaboration for your humanitarian event, please contact us.

Updates on Universities & Specialist Events

Leave no one behind @ Humanitarian Symposium Munich

By Heidi Villikka | 23. February 2024
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HI is co-hosting this year’s Humanitarian Symposium Munich, which takes place on Saturday 24 February, in the Hörsaal der Kinderklinik […]

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Training participants putting sticky notes to a blue sticky wall.

Time to Reflect: Our Highlights 2023

By Heidi Villikka | 19. December 2023
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As 2023 draws to a close, it is a perfect time to reflect what have we achieved so far. We […]

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HI recognized as the Accessibility Partner of this year’s Humanitarian Congress Berlin

By Heidi Villikka | 29. September 2023
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This year’s Humanitarian Congress Berlin is fast approaching, and HI will be the official accessibility partner with an own panel […]

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Guest lecture at the Akkon University on Inclusive Humanitarian Action

By Amanda Panella | 7. July 2023
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On 6th and 7th July 2023, our “Phase 3 – Leave no one behind!” team gives a guest lecture at […]

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