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Dixie, CEO

It's never too late to try your second road in life... I have learnt humanitarian work comes in a variety of ways.

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Fantastic, thought provoking course. I would encourage anyone, at any stage of their career or life, to take it if you're considering a career in the humanitarian sector.

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If you want to find out about how you can get into the humanitarian sector, and what that really means... then the Humanitarian Foundations Certificate is the course you need!


The narrative in our society is so often backwards. Why do we celebrate and reward individuals for inconsequential work, yet expect those working on our globe's most pressing issues to volunteer?

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Top 3 Humanitarian Jobs of the Day: 21 Feb. 2018

Wednesday, Feb 21, 2018
by Humanitarian Institute


"Be what you are. Do what you love. Speak what you feel. Don't hide your humanity. Celebrate it. Embrace it. That is how you change the world." Vironika Tugaleva

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The Global South Will Be Hit Hard

Friday, Feb 16, 2018
by Humanitarian Institute and Nik Dawson

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Special series: The Perils of Progress. Full white paper here. Author: Nik Dawson

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Alumni Stories: Elinor Wilcken

Thursday, Feb 15, 2018
by Elinor Wilcken and Humanitarian Institute

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*Elinor (3rd from right) with SSI colleagues and volunteers.

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Alumni Stories: Nick Lawson

Thursday, Feb 15, 2018
by Humanitarian Institute and Nick Lawson

Run For Love 2018

We each have different skills, interests and ideas. Applied passionately and with precision, amazing things can happen.

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