Humanizing e-learning as a response to crises in the MENA


The fact that the budget appealed for in the 2016 Regional Refugee and Resilience plan reached almost $5.8 billion, a 10 percent increase from the previous year, is enough proof of the high demand for humanitarian assistance. This increase has automatically led to a higher demand for professionals in the humanitarian field. This is where Kaya decided to step in. This e-learning platform offers free MOOC courses to those working in the humanitarian field. It was launched in 2015, part of the World Humanitarian Summit which took place during that year in Istanbul, and falls under the umbrella of the Humanitarian Leadership Academy. Kaya aims at empowering and training humanitarians so that they can better respond to the crises taking place in their local communities. So far, the number of users has reached 30,000. Although most of the courses on Kaya are provided in English and French, the Arabic language is on the priority list of the Academy which has already Arabized more than 35 courses.