HAI is an Indian organisation, founded on Indian value system with the overall aim to support our national efforts to alleviate poverty, hunger and suffering globally.
HAI is an Indian CSO, registered under the Indian Trusts Act and the FCRA. HAI has been
founded by a team of Indian humanitarian and development professionals with a collective
national and global experience of over 300 years. While, as of now, HAI’s activities are
exclusively confined to India, it strives to expand its work outside India too, particularly to
complement our government’s bilateral support to developing and least developed
countries on poverty alleviation and humanitarian programmes.
The models of development and humanitarian architecture have largely been defined by the western world for the developing world. HAI aspires to evolve development and humanitarian paradigms, which though remains informed of western architecture, but remains independent of it to promote and strengthen localised localised humanitarian and development model, leading to an efficient South-South cooperation.
HAI works on four thematic areas, i.e.,
- Humanitarian response
- Climate change & adaptation
- Disaster risk reduction
- Humanitarian advocacy.
While the activities under the first three are exclusively confined to India, HAI has emerged a strong actor at global stage in favour of local organisations across the global South. HAI has successfully
become part of key global processes to argue in favour on empowerment and strengthening
of local CSOs.
An Indian civil society organization of international stature and standing is leading humanitarian assistance and development initiatives that reduce risks of poverty, hunger, and violence in the world.
To create a global Indian brand, based on traditional Indian altruism and informed by western humanitarian architecture, to synergise the efforts and desire of Indian communities, mobilize resource from within and without including Indian diaspora, to ameliorate the effects of poverty, hunger and violence in least developed and middle-income countries caused by natural, human and climate-induced disasters, thereby contributing to Core Commitments of Agenda for Humanity, Commitments of Grand Bargain, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the targets outlined in the Sendai Framework.
Humanitarian Response, Disaster Risk Reduction, Climate change & Adaptation and Humanitarian Advocacy
Indian civil society, Indian diaspora, Corporate houses, Faith-based institutions and Media houses