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International Centre for Humanitarian Affairs

We invest in research that builds evidence of what works most effectively to save lives and protect the most vulnerable when crises occur as well as supporting innovative efforts that address knowledge gaps in the humanitarian system.

Who we are

Our Vision

An empowered and resilient society where communities effectively collaborate and invest based on viable knowledge.

Our Mission

To contribute extensive knowledge that will help alleviate human suffering through building safe, resilient and sustainable communities.



The International Center for Humanitarian Affairs (ICHA) strives to create an appropriate and effective knowledge management framework that synthesizes multiple information technologies to collect, analyze, and, manage information and knowledge for supporting decision making in humanitarian action, disaster relief and improving community resilience.

ICHA is divided into four units that work in synchrony towards effective humanitarian service delivery:

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Research

We support research that analyzes operational problems at different response phases so as to develop pragmatic solutions

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Training

We train individuals and organisation in first aid and emergence responses.

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Policy & Advocacy

We build evidence on the importance of climate science to informing timely funding of early action.

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Innovation

We implement emerging technologies such as block chain when it comes to implementation of findings

Key Services

Research, evidence and knowledge generation

Knowledge management

Data collection, analysis and use

Evidence-based public policy advocacy

Designing and co-designing innovative solutions with communities

Training and capacity development

Areas of Application

Disaster Risk Reduction and Disaster Management

International humanitarian law

Organizational Development

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