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HAD Newsletter: January – June 2024


From launching the all-new Learning Management System (LMS) called IQRA for Islamic Relief and delivering some key trainings to humanitarians from charities like the British Red Cross to participating in events like the Aston University Iftar and the Halal Food Festival, we've been busy raising awareness of our projects and supporting aid workers in their continuous learning and development. Check out the latest from our training projects and find out about some of our upcoming work by clicking here    

HAD Newsletter: January – June 20242024-07-19T15:24:10+00:00

War in Sudan: Supporting Locally-Led Response


TATHIR Project: empowering local frontline aid workers in Sudan In Sudan, more than 8.8 million people have been displaced by the escalation of protracted conflict since April 2023. Rosemary DiCarlo, UN Under-Secretary-General for Political and Peacebuilding Affairs, has described the context as a “crisis of epic proportions; and wholly man-made”. Half of Sudan’s population – 25 million people – need lifesaving assistance. Aid workers from local and national NGOs in Sudan are at the forefront of the response. Community-led groups have sprung up to fill the gap left by the international aid system, without the support they need in such a [...]

War in Sudan: Supporting Locally-Led Response2024-07-19T11:14:56+00:00

Knowledge is key: The divine gift of understanding in Islam


The importance of knowledge in Islam Knowledge holds a divine place in Islam, a fact established through the Qur’an. Allah subhanah wa ta'ala (swt) created mankind for a purpose, transforming us from nothing into beings with the potential for greatness. The first ayah revealed to Prophet Muhammad (SAW) in Surah Al-Alaq commands Iqra, “Read," emphasising the sacred duty of seeking beneficial knowledge. This directive marked the beginning of a profound journey in human pursuit of understanding and wisdom. The role of knowledge in Islamic tradition Islam has always provided great impetus for the pursuit of knowledge. The qalam (pen) used to [...]

Knowledge is key: The divine gift of understanding in Islam2024-06-15T15:59:29+00:00

Building the Capacity of NGOs: 2020-2023 Report


Building the Capacity of NGOs HAD has been busy over the past few years delivering vital institutional strengthening and capacity building programmes to local NGOs from across the globe. Our work has ranged from delivering practical skills-based training, to providing more holistic institutional development in areas such as leadership, programme management, and financial sustainability. Through building the resilience of local organisations in this way, we aim to nurture and support local civil society in many of the contexts within the humanitarian sector, therefore developing viable local partner organisations to aid in the delivery of our work in supporting local communities and [...]

Building the Capacity of NGOs: 2020-2023 Report2024-06-13T16:06:57+00:00

Strengthening Community Organisations Across The UK


Last year, with the support of Islamic Relief, we the Humanitarian Academy for Development (HAD), kicked off a series of 5 taster workshops both in-person and virtually across several major UK cities with. The sessions aimed to boost the competency of UK mosques and campaign groups in their daily activities and included training on topics such as bid writing, safeguarding, finance for non-finance managers, governance and General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The Muslim Council of Britain, East London Mosque, Green Lane Masjid, READ foundation and Human Appeal were among 100 prominent participants that attended the sessions carried out in London, Manchester [...]

Strengthening Community Organisations Across The UK2024-05-06T18:56:37+00:00

How training helped me better support Yemeni communities and people in need


As the learning division of Islamic Relief, we have access to over 40 countries worldwide and therefore, we can support humanitarian workers around the world to build their skills and better serve their communities. Here, Ahmad Alhakami, a project officer at Islamic Relief, explains how we helped him support his fellow aid workers and communities in Yemen. As a project officer with Islamic Relief Yemen, my focus is on developing the capacity of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) that are local partners of Islamic Relief. Every day, I work towards empowering staff at these organisations through project management, field visits, and ensuring [...]

How training helped me better support Yemeni communities and people in need2024-06-04T18:51:22+00:00



As we bid farewell to 2023, we take immense pride in the significant achievement of delivering comprehensive training to 3,340 humanitarians, fostering a community dedicated to making a positive impact. Through 38 face-to-face sessions and 30 remote engagements, we have equipped individuals with the knowledge and skills needed to navigate the challenges of humanitarian work effectively. Our commitment to serving the community and the Islamic Relief family remains unwavering. Looking ahead to 2024, we are excited about the prospect of further accomplishments with the implementation of the Humanitarian Academy for Development (HAD) new strategy. Newsletter Jul - Dec 2023

NEWSLETTER JULY – DECEMBER 20232024-05-16T09:34:04+00:00



Stepping into the first half of 2023 has been a very exciting time of growth and progress for us here at HAD. We've been working on developing the capabilities of humanitarians, empowering those dedicated to aiding the most vulnerable and crisis-stricken corners of our world, including regions like Yemen. We've worked with NGOs and CSOs, to strengthen and transform the skill set of on-ground humanitarians which is ultimately helping to elevate their service to those in dire need. A key achievement for us was being a part of the STRIDE project which aims to equip local partners of Islamic Relief [...]

NEWSLETTER JANUARY – JUNE 20232023-08-08T12:16:21+00:00
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