Humanitarian Xchange 2024

Humanitarian Xchange 2024



The inaugural hybrid conference will take place on 20th February 2024 at the Business Design Center, London and is set to set to bring together the humanitarian worldwide ecosystem of non-profit, business, and academia. We are pleased to announce our keynote speakers.

Our speakers will share insights focused on our conference themes. Conversations will delve into current and recurring challenges in the world – the ‘poly-crises’, leadership in the humanitarian system, exploring effective collaboration and partnerships, leading developments and emerging issues in technology, data and finance.

About Humanitarian Leadership Academy (HLA)


The Humanitarian Leadership Academy is a global learning initiative set up to build people’s skills and capabilities through learning. The HLA facilitates partnerships and collaborative opportunities to enable people to prepare for and respond to crises in their own countries. As a sector-facing team within Save the Children, the HLA benefits from the knowledge and experience brought by 100 years of responding to crises while still retaining independence.

This allows us to complement Save the Children’s work, supporting more humanitarians, working with anyone with an interest in creating positive change and exploring new innovations in learning.


Have a look at the rich agenda and our keynote speaker profiles


Baroness Valerie Amos – Baroness Amos has a longstanding interest in social justice, equality, foreign policy, and development matters. She is the Master of University College Oxford. She was previously the Director of SOAS, University of London, a cabinet minister, including serving as Secretary of State for International Development and a Leader of the House of Lords. She has also served as the United Nations Under Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator.

Hon. Abdiqafar Hange – Abdiqafar is a Member of Federal Parliament of Somalia and Deputy Minister of Finance. As Minister of Planning, Economic Development & International Cooperation of Puntland state of Somalia, he oversaw the government's economic policy reforms aimed to transform the socio-economic condition of the country.

Dr Sabrina Fernandes – Sabrina is the Head of Research at Alameda Institute. She is a Brazilian sociologist, political economist, author and activist. She gears her activism, research, and publishing work towards fighting depoliticisation and advancing efforts towards a just and internationalist ecological transition.