About Humanitarian Futures

Humanitarian Futures is for those with humanitarian roles and responsibilities who will have to prepare for a world in which the types of humanitarian crises, their dimensions and dynamics are increasing – in many ways, exponentially.

The Humanitarian Futures website is designed to assist those who recognise this fact, and are determined to meet the consequent challenges. It is based upon the work of the Humanitarian Futures Programme (HFP) at King’s College, London from 2004 to 2015.

In its efforts to help prepare the humanitarian sector for the future, the HFP worked with a wide range of those from the natural and social sciences, governments and community organisations, international and regional governmental and non-governmental organisations, the private sector and the military.

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Who We Are



Dr. Randolph Kent co-hosts the Humanitarian Futures website. He also is a Visiting Professor at the African Leadership Centre, King’s College, London, and is working with the Royal United Services Institute on an initiative called the Futures Project.

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Project Consultant

Joanne Burke is an independent consultant, based in London. From 2009-2015 she worked as a Senior Research Fellow with the Humanitarian Futures Programme and the Planning From the Futures Project

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Project Assistant, Web Development

Niklas joined Humanitarian Futures in 2017 to support the delivery of the Humanitarian Futures website and content production.

He has a background in graphics, web design, copywriting and content production.


Project Consultant

Charlotte re-joined Humanitarian Futures in 2016, where she is supporting Randolph and Joanne in the successful delivery of the Humanitarian Futures Toolkit.