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- @EvieBrowne Gr8 to see you yesterday! All our meeting runs so much more smoothly with you there. Looking forward to reading the minutes. 23 hours ago
- RT @CambIntArts: Very much enjoyed getting 50 members of the @HumCentre to be creative last night! Difficult to get them to stop :-) 23 hours ago
- @Caroline_Jaine Thx for an inspiring and fun evening and congrats on the #Secretartforsyria success! 23 hours ago
The Humanitarian Centre is a unique network that tackles some of the most complex aspects of global poverty. It does this by creating cross-fertilisations between Cambridge’s world-class minds, harnessing the expertise of our community. It brings together otherwise disparate specialists in technology and business with development practitioners in the field and students – to come up with effective solutions. No other organisation does this.
The Centre also supports 40 member organisations, through training in marketing, volunteer management and monitoring and evaluation. The power of the Humanitarian Centre is in its energy and ability to equip and inspire Cambridge’s international development community.
The Humanitarian Centre was founded in 2006 and is a small, independent charity that relies on funding from individuals, trusts and corporate sponsors. The Emmanuel United Reformed Church currently provides its office space. Our Patron is Lord Wilson of Dinton, former Master of Emmanuel College, Cambridge.
“Humanitarian Centre events are always very interesting, very well run, and the themed years are excellent. For its relatively small size, what it’s achieved is really significant.” - Evelyn Brealey, Programme Director, Addenbrooke’s Abroad
- We value participation and interaction in the programmes we run and the initiatives we pioneer.
- Equality, mutual respect and diversity mean that we seek to include individuals from many different backgrounds and perspectives.
- We never forget that our focus is on our colleagues and partners in developing countries whose voices must always be integral to our work, and with whom we work in collaboration and partnership rather than a posture of help and charity.
- Our culture is one of openness and sharing where people share skills, time, advice and contacts, and where challenges and failures can be discussed
- We aspire to be an innovative organisation that fosters creativity and new ways of thinking
- Our aim is that everyone who interacts with the Humanitarian Centre would be inspired, empowered and equipped to appropriately contribute to work to reduce global poverty.