KUNO Summer Course 2024

KUNO Summer Course 2024
- The Summer Course is full. You can send us an email if you would like to be put on the reserve list -

About the Summer Course

For six years now, KUNO has hosted its annual Summer Course, and we are happy to announce that also this year, we are preparing for the Summer Course 2024!

Have you recently started working in the humanitarian field and are you looking for a solid kick-start? Or are you an experienced humanitarian professional looking for a thorough update? The KUNO Summer Course is there for you.

With an unprecedented number of humanitarian crises around the world, the need for humanitarian aid has never been more vital. This summer, we invite you to embark on a journey of learning and exploration into the intricate realm of humanitarian assistance.

In this two-day introductory course on humanitarian aid, humanitarian academics and experienced humanitarian professionals will discuss relevant aspects of humanitarian work. A mixture of practical knowledge, debates and working sessions, will feed your brain, enhance your efficiency as a humanitarian worker and strengthen your network.


  • Thea Hilhorst, Professor of humanitarian studies from the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) and president Humanitarian Studies Centre at Erasmus University Rotterdam.
  • Paul van den Berg, Political Advisor Cordaid and chair visibility working group DRA.
  • Rolf Wijnstra, Senior Policy Adviser Humanitarian Aid & Diplomacy at Netherlands’ Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
  • Pia Zeinoun, Research Lead at Oxfam Novib, Netherlands. Vice-president of Embrace (Lebanon) and former Director of the Embrace Mental Health Center.
  • Henrieke Hommes, Security Advisor ZOA.
  • Emiel Martens (UvA/EUR) & Wouter Oomen  (UU), Founders of the Expertise Centre Humanitarian Communication.


Please send an email to: (please mention your name and organisation).
Feel free to forward this invitation to colleagues who might be interested to join!


Participants from KUNO-members pay a contribution of €300 and participants from non-KUNO-members pay a contribution of €1,000 for the Summer Course. This contribution includes course materials, lunches, networking drinks & a certificate.

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Full program

Click here to see the program in detail: Summer Course Program 2024.

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