Launched in May 2012, the Humanitarian Academy at Harvard, affiliated with the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, is dedicated to educating and training current and future generations of humanitarian leaders in the areas of human rights, disaster response, humanitarian service delivery, crisis leadership, and ethical and other dimensions of humanitarian studies. The Academy will work with ATHA to support the expansion and deepening of knowledge sharing within and across agencies and regions, with the broader goal of capturing and integrating lessons learned.
This program is given in cooperation with Uppsala University, the Department of International Maternal and Child Health.
The first course of the program - Global Health in Emergencies - is particularly aimed at staff (medical as well as non-medical) that is or will be working with issues related to health action in humanitarian settings. After this training medical staff may choose to attend the second part of the program - the Specialized Training Medical Training in Emergencies for 15 university credits. Last day for application for the program is February 7, 2011.
The Advanced Training Program on Humanitarian Action, (ATHA) aims to build a foundation of insightful and continuous dialogue on humanitarian issues among relevant stakeholders. For this purpose of having a place for discussions on emerging humanitarian challenges ATHA has created a Community Forum at LinkedIn - ATHA LinkedIn Community Forum.