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Humanitarian Capacity Strengthening

Hands-on learning programmes

Giving you the confidence and skills to save and protect lives, and minimise suffering in humanitarian emergencies.

Developed by humanitarians, for humanitarians

Our team delivers globally, through a wide range of programmes and activities, working with humanitarians in areas affected by disaster, alongside agencies across the whole sector.

We believe that local responders understand best the needs of those affected by disaster, now and in the future.  So, we partner with them, sharing our experience and expertise, offering extra confidence when it matters most. When an individual increases their capacity, and passes on their learning, the affected community is stronger - so the impact is multiplied. 

We design and deliver our own learning solutions and resources, as well as advising others on humanitarian capacity strengthening products and services.

To access our 2019 Annual Report, please click here.

Image showing Save the Children's plans for implementing and advisory practice within the humanitarian capacity building team

How can we support you?

You can find information on how to participate in our training programmes by scrolling further down. If your organisation would like to request humanitarian capacity building support, find out more here.

Current training opportunities

Research & Trends in Capacity Strengthening

Who we work with

Our capacity building work is funded and accredited by our key partner organisations.
Our key partners supporting our Humanitarian Capacity Building


Save the Children is committed to ensuring that people working in the humanitarian sector around the world are prepared and well-equipped to do so, in order to remain accountable to the children, families and communities we work with. 

The Humanitarian Curriculum is a learning platform curated by Save the Children, which hosts over 200 courses for a diverse range of actors, including our own staff, local partners and other humanitarian organisations, with the aim of strengthening our collective capacity to handle emergencies.

Whether you are new to the sector, an experienced humanitarian or just want to learn more, you can search for 'Humanitarian Curriculum' on the Kaya platform to find the learning most relevant for you.  

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