We are an international NGO with a reach of over 40 field offices. Initially established in 2013 as the learning and development arm of Islamic Relief Worldwide (IRW), the Humanitarian Academy for Development (HAD) is now a centre of global excellence, serving the leadership, programmes and talent development needs of the international development and humanitarian sector. HAD currently operates as a Strategic Business Unit (SBU) of IRW. HAD is the link between the humanitarian sector and beneficiaries – which aims to empower humanitarians in order to be more effective in their services to beneficiaries.
We work with charities, Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), academic institutions and other like-minded individuals and to critically examine experiences from the field and impart this knowledge through training and programmes whilst supporting upcoming humanitarian professionals.