Humanitarian learning & Partnership (HLP)

To be the vehicle through which humanitarian and developmental organizations in the region gain access to global and regional initiatives, in improving the quality of humanitarian organizational learning. This is mainly done through partnerships.
Some of the proposed intersecting activities in the three areas of learning, partnerships and innovation include:

  1. Humanitarian Learning  - Partnerships with Academia, Certification, Humanitarian Research, Publications, facilitation Support to other groups, Core Humanitarian Competencies training
  2. Humanitarian Innovation - Humanitarian Talks, Scaling up Sector Trends, Coaching and Mentoring, Blended Learning Support to other groups
  3. Humanitarian Partnerships - One of the flagship projects under this working group in the annual Humanitarian Partnership Conference with 3 conferences successfully done - 2013, 2014 and 2015. Read more about the conference here

Other partnerships include linking up with the Humanitarian Private Sector Forum

Open to IAWG members, the UN, Red Cross, Donor community, academia among others.
This is also a closed group with vetting of members and attendance of meetings is by invitation only

The sub-group holds bi-monthly meetings

Lead Contact


Sheila Waruhiu

Save the Children International, Humanitarian Capacity Building

Email; S.Waruhiu(at)


Maina King'ori

Humanitarian and Emergency Affairs Advisor - East Africa Region 

World Vision International

EmailMaina_Kingori (at)

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Inter-Agency Working Group on disaster Preparedness for East and Central Africa (IAWG)

P.O. Box 14762- 00800 Westlands Nairobi, Kenya Tel:+254 (20) 418 0403/4/5

Physical location, Lower Kabete Road (Ngecha Junction).