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Islamic Relief Academy- Dedicated to Making a Difference
As the first Islamic Humanitarian training and research centre in the west, the Islamic Relief Academy was founded in 2013 and has risen to become an innovative "Centre of Excellence¨ within the Islamic Humanitarian sector.
Islamic Relief Academy aims to develop capacity and make a significant contribution to the humanitarian aid sector by supplying valuable Islamic perspectives on emergency relief and development.
With their team of experienced and specialised trainers, the academy offers a diverse range of training programmes centered on the principle message of ‘Acquiring Knowledge Through Learning and Sharing.’
Learning and Development
One of the primary ways Islamic Relief Academy maintains its commitment to broadening perspectives in humanitarian aid is by ensuring that all its learning and development services are available to humanitarian practitioners working in relief and development aid agencies. This enables them to contribute to the global capacity development in the humanitarian development sector.
Research and Development
IR Academy also carries out original research on humanitarian response and international development. With a significant in-house research capacity and strong collaborative research partnerships with other Faith-Based Organisations, universities and higher educational Institutions, they are able to generate the knowledge essential to bringing about change towards the eradication of extreme poverty and reduction of human suffering.
As of 2016, the Islamic Relief Academy had established links with 8 universities in the UK as well as internationally with MoUs signed with 5 of those institutions. Their network of experts includes 13 academic fellows and 22 post-graduate fellows and features a portfolio of 22 projects (17 completed and 6 of these published and publicly accessible).
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