HNPW 2024: Starting as you mean to go on: the importance of learning from the beginning of your career in the humanitarian sector.


Are you in the early stages of your humanitarian career? Are you brand new to the humanitarian sector or looking for your first role? Are you interested in improving the performance of humanitarian action?

Then come to this session designed specifically for people starting out in humanitarian work to discuss the importance of using learning and evidence to maximise your positive impact on the sector throughout your career.

ALNAP believes that learning is crucial to improving outcomes for people affected by crisis. In this interactive session, we invite you to:

  • explore the importance of learning in humanitarian action from the genocide in Rwanda to the climate-related disasters in South Asia today,
  • think about how you can incorporate learning as you move through your career,
  • and understand what resources are available to you

We’ll screen a short documentary film to illustrate how learning has led to positive change over the past 25 years and how you, as a future leader within the humanitarian system, can contribute to that endeavor. The film will be followed by Q&A and open discussion with members of the ALNAP team.