Anaïde Nahikian

Program Manager, Institutional Partnerships for Learning and Development | Advanced Training Program on Humanitarian Action

Anaïde Nahikian leads the Advanced Training Program on Humanitarian Action (ATHA) at the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative. Through field-based research and engagement with humanitarian practitioners, Anaïde focuses on developing responsive research and professional tools to enhance the capacity of professionals in humanitarian environments, on issues such as frontline humanitarian negotiation, response to forced migration, and communities of practice. She leads field research and implements projects across the Middle East / North Africa, East Africa, Southeast Asia, and Europe. She also produces and co-hosts the monthly Humanitarian Assistance Podcast.

Anaïde is also Head of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Collaborative Platform, where she initiates and manages projects and relationships between the ICRC and academic, policy, non-profit, and private organizations in the Boston area around key themes and priorities of the ICRC, in partnership with swissnex Boston.

Since 2008, Anaïde has been co-leading the case research and curriculum design of an annual intensive, field-based course on strategic planning in humanitarian action with the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the Harvard Kennedy School.