Welcome to the National NGO Program on Humanitarian Leadership

From conflicts to natural disasters, humanitarians are at the forefront of providing life-saving aid to populations in need. Negotiating access to these populations and ensuring that aid is delivered in a manner that respects humanitarian norms and international law is no easy task. This work requires strong leadership and strategic vision. Yet, few humanitarian professionals have access to leadership training programs.

That’s why Concern Worldwide U.S., in consortium with International Medical Corps (IMC) and the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI) developed the National NGO Program on Humanitarian Leadership (NNPHL). The program, funded by USAID’s Bureau of Humanitarian Assistance (BHA), is committed to preparing the next generation of humanitarian leaders for today’s global challenges. Learn more about NNPHL.


    NNPHL's diverse set of instructors provides a unique look into the world of humanitarian leadership through two leadership development courses. One is an innovative, blended-learning program for national and local humanitarian professionals called the NNPHL Leadership Training. The second is an open-access, e-learning course - the NNPHL Online Course - which introduces leadership approaches and explores other challenges faced in humanitarian and disaster settings.

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    To provide dynamic and relevant training opportunities that help learners build their skills, knowledge, and confidence to take on leadership responsibilities in humanitarian organizations in order to improve the delivery of services to those in need of humanitarian assistance.

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