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We’re joining forces with ALNAP to call on all humanitarians to use February 29 as a #DayforLearning.

Recent research from ALNAP, the global humanitarian learning initiative, found that 46% of humanitarians cited a lack of time and capacity as the main barrier to accessing and using knowledge and evidence to improve humanitarian action.

CHL Director, Associate Professor Mary Ana McGlasson, is proud to support the #DayofLearning initiative to encourage more humanitarians to unlock their learning potential to help tackle the challenges facing the world today.

We know humanitarian and crisis responders are always pressed for time, so I loved ALNAP’s initiative to use this extra day to invest in learning! We encourage everyone to take time out to enrol in a short course or read a journal article.

The Centre is at the forefront of humanitarian learning and leadership development, through our accredited courses delivered through Deakin University, short courses for those at all stages of their career in crisis and disaster response, and  accessible research and policy resources.

To help you make the most of this extra day, we’ve compiled a list of our free courses and humanitarian resources below. Or, you might use the day to catch up on our open-access, bilingual journal, the Humanitarian Leader/Leader Humanitaire (francophone).

Free online courses

Humanitarian and policy resources

Research reports

Open Access Journal articles


ALNAP is on a new journey to transform humanitarian learning approaches and cultures so they better recognise and respond to the evolving complexity of crises, the urgency of need, and the nature of learning itself.

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