Collaboration and Partnerships

As part of its mission, PHAP aims to establish dynamic relationships with governments and agencies engaged in humanitarian action, seeking their views and contributions in the development of a community of practice in humanitarian affairs. While remaining independent, it invites the participation of representatives of international governmental organizations (such as UN agencies), non-governmental organizations, and national governments in the activities and ongoing development of PHAP.

PHAP's core mission as an international association of professionals engaged in the field of humanitarian action is kindly supported by:

The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation


The Republic and Canton of Geneva


The Federal Foreign Office of Germany


Training partners

PHAP works in close cooperation with a number of partner organizations in the production of its training activities, including:
The Program on Humanitarian Policy and Conflict Research (HPCR) at Harvard University

HSPH logo HPCR is a leading policy and research center on humanitarian law and policy based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. It provides policy advices to governments and international agencies on the ways and means to address challenges to the protection of civilians in contemporary conflicts. PHAP and HPCR are close partners in the development of curricula for PHAP’s professional development training program as well as the organization of live seminars. For more information on HPCR, see the HPCR website.


Barcelona International Peace Resource Center

BIPRC logo The Barcelona International Peace Resource Center (BIPRC) was created by the Barcelona City Council with the aim of spreading the culture of human rights and dialogue in resolving conflict. The Center is based at the Montjuic Castle in Barcelona, where it holds several trainings each year including PHAP’s Advanced Professional Trainings on Humanitarian Law and Policy, as well as other specialist courses for professionals working in fragile or conflict-affected countries from around the world. For more information, please visit the website of the Barcelona City Council.

Belgian Ministry of Defense

Belgian MoD logo The Belgian Ministry of Defense has been a partner in the creation of the Advanced Training course in Brussels. PHAP and the Belgian Ministry of Defense have co-hosted courses in Brussels at the Club Prince Albert. For more information on the Belgian Ministry of Defense, please visit its website.

 Jordan Institute of Diplomacy

JID logo Based in Amman, the Jordan Institute of Diplomacy is a long-term partner of PHAP. This fruitful cooperation continues as the Jordan Institute of Diplomacy, for the fourth year in running, will host the popular and successful Middle East series of the Advanced Professional Trainings on Humanitarian Law and Policy. The Jordan Institute of Diplomacy also offers a series of diplomacy trainings all year round, as well as organizing various international and local conferences, seminars, colloquia and workshops international issues. For more information about the Jordan Institute of Diplomacy, please visit its website.

United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)

UNICEF is the lead United Nations agency for the relief and protection of children. UNICEF and PHAP have been partnering in the organization of core and thematic training sessions with a particular focus on the protection of children in conflict. For more information on UNICEF, see the UNICEF website.

University of the Philippines Cebu

UP logo Established in 1918, the University of the Philippines Cebu is the oldest among the University of the Philippines’ colleges in the Visayas region of the Philippines. For more information on the University of the Philippines Cebu, please visit its website.


Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights

The Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights aims to provide instruction of a high academic standard, in French and in English, conduct and promote scientific research, organise training courses and expert meetings and provide legal expertise in the branches of international law relating to situations of armed conflicts. For more information, please visit its website.


Other partners

As PHAP continues to expand its outreach to the wider humanitarian community, we are delighted to be working together with the following organizations:




ELRHA ELRHA is a collaborative network dedicated to supporting partnerships between higher education institutions and humanitarian organisations and partners around the world to produce research and training that delivers measurable impact in the prevention of and response to global humanitarian crises. ELRHA aims to see a global humanitarian community where humanitarian actors actively collaborate with higher education institutes to develop highly professional responders, share expertise and carry out research that noticeably reduces risk and ensures that those suffering from the impact of disasters receive more timely, relevant and sustainable assistance. Website


Humanitarian Logistics Association

HLA HLA promotes and supports professional development initiatives within the global humanitarian logistics community of practice. It acts as a neutral interface to leverage knowledge, information and capability across humanitarian organisations. Website



AidEx is the leading international event for professionals in aid and development. We have two annual events:
Our flagship conference and exhibition in Brussels (18-19 November) 2 day Conference in Nairobi (September) Website