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

Universities & Specialist Events

Our goal:

  1. Anchoring disability as a cross-cutting issue in academic curricula of Bachelor and Master Programmes on humanitarian action at German universities.
  2. Incorporating 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 phase 1 will be continued and extended in phase 2. 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 not yet been sufficiently recognised in Germany. We aim at raising awareness to the broad professional public to acknowledge the importance of an equal protection of the rights of persons with disabilities in humanitarian emergencies through:


Participating in specialist events, lectures, expert and panel discussions on humanitarian action and incorporating disability as a cross-cutting issue at these events.

Updates on Universities & Specialist Events

Inclusion in the Health Sector – Report on our Online Training!

By Patricia Flaam|10. June 2021

Our project “Phase 2 – Leave no one behind!” promotes the inclusion of persons with disabilities in humanitarian action. We are using the global Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) Guidelines on the Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in Humanitarian Action to help humanitarian actors to better understand the human rights-based approach to disability in their work. […]

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Panel Discussion on the Implementation of the IASC Guidelines on Disability Inclusion in Syria

By Patricia Flaam|3. September 2021

Handicap International (HI) and the Centre for Humanitarian Action (CHA) cordially invite you to a joint event on the implementation of the IASC Guidelines in Syria on 29 September 12:30-2pm (CEST). Registration is now open. Using the Syrian crisis as an example, representatives from a non-governmental organisation, an international organisation and from the affected population […]

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