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

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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Project Experiences Shared at the Global Transformations and Governance Challenges Conference

By Heidi Villikka | 30. June 2023
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Our project partner, Carolin Funke from the Institute for International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict (IFHV) presented her research […]

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Picture of the round table at the European Humanitarian Forum. Three panelists, one assistant and one moderator are present in the room in Brussels, one remote panelist is displayed on a large screen. Two of the panelists in the room are wheelchair users.

EHF 2023: HI promotes the inclusion of people with disabilities in humanitarian responses

By Constance Wanert | 9. May 2023
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HI participated on March 20th to a round table organised by DG ECHO in Brussels during the European Humanitarian Forum […]

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