25 years ago, the NOHA Network on Humanitarian Action was born from the idea that academia has an essential role to play in enhancing professionalism in the delivery of humanitarian aid through education, training and research. Five universities, including the University of Deusto, which made up NOHA at the time set on board the pioneering task of finding space for higher education institutions among the then limited humanitarian stakeholder mix.
A quarter of century down the line, and with many more member universities, NOHA can pride itself in a rich portfolio, including, its unique joint master’s programme; a set of innovative short-term courses for professionals; and a wide range of research initiatives. It also benefits from a rich network of NOHA graduates, and collaboration and partnerships with a broad mix of humanitarian stakeholders and higher education institutions in different regions of the world.
On the occasion of the 25th Anniversary celebration, the Humanitarian Action Network (NOHA) prepared a project inspired by "Life in a Day", showcasing the life and work of humanitarian workers and, more specifically, of NOHA students, graduates and faculty. Its primary objective is to present the variety of personal and professional experiences of humanitarian work both, in the field and headquarters. It shows the daily struggles, personal rewards, challenges, and achievements of humanitarian workers around the world.