academy for humanitarian action (aha)

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The academy for humanitarian action (aha) is an institution for further education in the humanitarian sector. It is located at the intersection of humanitarian practice and research and pools the expertise from over 25 years of work in the humanitarian sector. Our aim is to support humanitarians in their continuous effort to further improve the quality of their work, address new challenges and meet important requests for reform. The aha offers a wide range of different training courses on topics related to humanitarian action and international collaboration.


The academy rests on a unique collaboration of three partners with extensive experience in the field of humanitarian action and education: With the Institute for International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict of the Ruhr-University Bochum and the Centre of Competence for Humanitarian Relief of the University of Applied Sciences in Münster, two of the leading research institutes on humanitarian affairs in Europe join forces.  Aktion Deutschland Hilft bundles the proficiency of over 20 renowned German Humanitarian NGOs.

Further information are available on the aha website.