Meet the team

Your lead educator is Martin Nthakomwa, module course lecturer in International Disaster Relief and Community Reconstruction at Coventry University.

Martin is both an academic and experienced humanitarian, with nearly two decades of experience. He has taught humanitarian policy makers and practitioners from every corner of the globe. During his time, Martin has worked closely and in many international humanitarian agencies based in the United Kingdom.

You can follow Martin by selecting the link to his FutureLearn profile page and selecting ‘follow’. That way, you’ll be able to see all the comments that he makes.

On this course we are also joined by Moustafa Osman, international humanitarian relief expert and a visiting lecturer of disaster management from Birmingham University (UK). He has extensive first-hand experience in managing humanitarian complex emergencies and natural disasters, including assessment, setting up operations, programme design and implementation, monitoring and evaluating humanitarian responses to a wide variety of disaster incidents around the world.


Getting started

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Humanitarian Action, Response and Relief

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