Sponsoring Organisations

Chatham House, the Royal Institute of International Affairs, is a world-leading policy institute based in London. Its mission is to help governments and societies build a sustainably secure, prosperous and just world. To do so, the institute:

  • engages governments, the private sector, civil society and its members in open debates and
  • private discussions about the most signi cant developments in international affairs
  • carries out independent and rigorous analysis of critical global, regional and country-specific challenges and opportunities;
  • develops new ideas and policies on how best to confront these challenges and take
  • advantage of these opportunities from the near- to the long-term;
  • fosters analytical, problem-solving and leadership skills in the next generation, and
  • seeks to connect its analysis and ideas with relevant policy constituencies and public
  • audiences so as to build momentum for positive change in support of the institute’s mission.

ODI’s mission is to inspire and inform policy and practice which leads to the reduction of global poverty and the achievement of sustainable livelihoods in developing countries. We do this by locking together high quality applied research, practical policy advice, and policy-focused dissemination and debate in developing and developed countries.

Research by the Humanitarian Policy Group (HPG) at ODI explores high-level systemic issues and challenges within the international humanitarian system. We adopt a ground-level view to explore and analyse what local humanitarian action means in practice, and how it will affect humanitarian response. During the next two years, we are focusing on understanding capacity and complementarity in humanitarian response, non-traditional sources of aid nance, the role of informal non-state actors in protecting civilians and what dignity means in displacement.


The Humanitarian Leadership Academy is a global learning initiative set up to facilitate partnerships and collaborative opportunities to enable people to prepare for and respond to crises in their own countries. The Academy is working with local, national, regional and global organisations, communities and individuals to develop learning resources and tools. Kaya, an online learning platform, is one of these tools.

We will train the next generation of humanitarian leaders and responders, especially those located in vulnerable crisis affected countries and communities. The Humanitarian Leadership Academy seeks to facilitate partnership opportunities with the corporate sector, learning professionals, academia, international institutions, governments, non-traditional organisations and NGOs from across the globe to integrate their learning and technologies for individuals and organisations.


The Refugee Studies Centre (RSC) was founded in 1982 as part of Oxford University’s Department of International Development (Queen Elizabeth House). Our mission is to build knowledge and understanding of the causes and effects of forced migration in order to help improve the lives of some of the world’s most vulnerable people.

We aim to lead the world in research and education in the area of refugee and forced migration studies and to share our work on a national and global scale. We seek to realise this vision by taking forward new and transformative approaches to research, teaching and engagement with society, informed by Oxford’s long traditions of independent scholarship and academic freedom.