Disaster Risk Reduction
Climate change & Adaptation
Indian civil society
HAI is a global Indian NGO working to alleviate poverty, hunger and violence.
HAI is a not for profit organization under the Indian Trusts Act, founded by a team of humanitarian and development professionals with a collective global experience of over 300 years. The organizational purpose is to establish a global aid institution founded and headquartered in India to extend effective and efficient humanitarian assistance and invest in sustainable and resilient development to eradicate poverty and hunger.
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 based on Indian traditional practices, but informed by western architecture and Indian experience, by galvanising efforts and resources within and without the country.
HAI is the first global Indian brand which works in least developed and middle-income countries, in addition to India. HAI will respond to medium and mega disasters in India and focus countries around the world. Additionally, HAI will pay special attention to disaster risk reduction, climate change and adaptation and building resilience
An Indian civil society organization of international stature and standing is leading humanitarian assistance and development initiatives that reduces 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 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the targets outlined in the Sendai Framework.
Our Advisors, Staff & Volunteers
HAI has a group of experienced and dedicated people, coming from diverse fields, helping the multifarious growth of the organisation. Most of our advisors and volunteers are eminent people in their respective spheres of work.
- Vinod Menon
- Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati
- Vir Sanghvi
- Smruti Patel
- Mani Kumar
An author, politician, and former international civil servant, Dr. Shashi Tharoor straddles several worlds of experience. Currently a second-term Lok Sabha Member of Parliament (MP) representing the Thiruvananthapuram constituency and…...