The Humanitarian Centre
The Humanitarian Centre is a Cambridge-based hub organization which works to bring together local humanitarian organisations and societies, providing a local network and resources. Its website claims it is "a Cambridge based hub organisation that 'thinks local and acts global', sharing complementary resources and skills to achieve more than the sum of its parts".
The Humanitarian Centre began from informal meetings of local NGOs, charities and student organisations in Cambridge whence opportunities for more formal collaboration have arisen.
In September 2006 a full-time post was established and office space was made available at Fenner's sports centre through the University of Cambridge. Financial support was secured through the support of the Sir Halley Stuart Trust.
Further support in recent years has come from University of Cambridge Active Community Fund and Society Syndicate, Isaac Newton Trust, The Golden Bottle Trust, BT Community Awards, and a number of Cambridge Colleges.
In addition, the Isaac Newton Trust and Cambridge Careers Service have supported interns carrying out activities at The Humanitarian Centre.
The Humanitarian Centre provides diploma courses in International Development to students, professionals and others. It also hosts an annual lecture on the theme of International Development, and stocks a library of International Development related publications.
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