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The Humanitarian Centre Ambassadors

Extending the reach of Cambridge’s impact in the global community was the theme of the Launch of the Humanitarian Centre’s Ambassadors group on October 27. The event was hosted by Lord Richard Wilson, the Humanitarian Centre’s Patron, in the Gardner Room of Emmanuel College.

In the picture: Prof Leszek Borysiewicz, Vice Chancellor, University of Cambridge; Dr Nim Njuguna, Chair of Nakuru Environmental and Conservation Trust; Prof Richard Andrews,Deputy Vice Chancellor Anglia Ruskin University

Read the full article on our news page.

What we do

The Humanitarian Centre’s aim is to identify and solve problems that tackle the root causes of poverty and inequality and to alleviate their enduring symptoms. We do this in partnership with one another, by creating the space and conditions that allow us to listen and learn especially from our partners in communities and countries where poverty and inequality are most devastating. This approach enables us to take bold but thoughtful steps forward and to generate real solutions that make a tangible difference to communities worldwide.

The Centre supports over 45 member organisations, through training and networking (for example, in marketing, volunteer management and monitoring and evaluation).  Find out more!


The Humanitarian Centre has a new Director!

2014-09-02_Lara-Allen_webThe Board of Trustees is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr Lara Allen as our new Director. Lara has taken up her appointment on 6th October.

See more about Lara here

We are very grateful to former Director, Sonia Roschnik, for all the work she has done for the Humanitarian Centre.

To read more about this, and other transitions at the HC, please click here

Upcoming Events

Catch up with Humanitarian Centre members and others over lunch as we discuss:

‘Nutrition Interventions & Community Development’

with Natalie Roschnik,  Senior Nutrition Advisor at Save the Children:

Friday 31 October, 1-3pm

Please register to attend via the link above

Background document: SHN Program Update_July 2014

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Cambridge African Film Festival (CAFF): “Visions to be heard: Empowering Young Africans through Film”

Tuesday 4th November | Winstanley Lecture Theatre | Trinity College | 7 – 9pm

To launch the Humanitarian Centre’s new themed year ‘Empowered Voices’ 2014- 2015, we are collaborating with CAFF and the French Society (Trinity College) to produce a night of short films and a lively discussion panel. We shall be exploring how film can empower young African people.

For more information, click here

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See all upcoming Humanitarian Centre events here