Spotlight on learning

Women attend the Open Day Workshop on Women, Peace and Security in Malha, North Darfur
Photo Sojoud Elgarrai/UNAMID | CC BY NC ND 2.0

Being serious about learning means transforming our thinking

Here we shine a spotlight on learning to understand how and when learning happens in the humanitarian sector - and when and why it doesn’t.

We aim to promote the use of learning to improve humanitarian response by providing useful insights into how and when organisations and individuals across the sector learn effectively. Our learning series below explores the accelerators and challenges to learning that occur in different humanitarian contexts.

What changes do we all need to make?

We believe fundamental shifts in approaches and cultures are urgently needed that recognise and respond to complex humanitarian crises and the nature of learning itself. But we must show how this can lead to meaningful change.

We also believe humanitarians everywhere can be bolder in increasing and diversifying learning opportunities across the sector. We must embrace approaches more suited to the true complexity of change and different learning experiences. And we should be more receptive and responsive to learning.

Community meeting discussing reconstruction of village hit by volcanic eruption.  Indonesia.
Photo: World Bank / Nugroho Nurdikiawan Sunjoyo | CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

With learning comes change

Join us in 2024 on a new journey to transform humanitarian learning approaches and cultures.

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