Who we are

HUMCAP-Humanitarian Capacity is a network of senior humanitarian professionals with an extensive experience in the humanitarian sector. It has been founded in Italy in 2018 and in 2021 it headquarters have been established in San Marino Republic.

We have in common: the passion for our work, the complementarity of our profiles, the experience in training humanitarians and in strengthening technical capacity. We achieved these skills in different sectors and in a variety of contexts/ countries throughout our professional experience in many International NGOs, International Organizations and various actors that operate on the humanitarian scenario.

HUMCAP has 2 founders of the initiave that provide overall guidance to the operational structure on training and capacity building activities. HUMCAP initiative includes a roster of about 20 senior humanitarian consultants that support both training/capacity building activities and consultancy services at program level.


We believe in the value and importance of strenghtening the resilience of populations affected by humanitarian crises or in vulnerable contexts as they should play an active role in the process, in order to empower themselves and fully exercise their rights.


By putting people at the centre of our action, we strengthen the capacity of humanitarian actors and organizations through the provision of quality training, technical support, knowledge transfer and through the active promotion of best practices, collective learning and international standards.

Founding members

Barbara Nese

& Founder

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Vittorio De Micco

Private Sector development
& Founder

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We have worked with:

Action Contre la Faim (ACF) UK, ACF France, ACF USA, Afghanaid, All Survivors Project, Alianza por la Solidaridad, Africa 70, Amici dei Bambini (Aibi), British Red Cross, Build Africa, Church of Sweden, COOPI-Cooperazione Internazionale, Danish Refugee Council, Deutscher Caritasverband, ECPAT International, European Commission (DG Justice; EPIM), European Council on Refugees and Exiles (ECRE), GRT, Heath Right USA, Hellen Keller International, Italian Consortium of Solidarity (ICS), International Centre for Migration Policy Development, International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent (IFRC), International Medical Corps (IMC); International Rescue Committee (IRC), International Organization for Migration (IOM), Intersos, King Baudouin Foundation, Knowing Children, Medecins Du Monde (MdM), Merlin, Medecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Spain, MSF Switzerland, MSF Holland, NEXUS Institute, OAK Foundation, Oxfam Great Britain, OSCE – Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, Plan International, Première Urgence – Aide Medicale International, Relief International, Save the Children (Albania), Save the Children Denmark, Save the Children Italy, Save the Children International, Save the Children Norway, Save the Children Sweden, SHAPE consulting, Surf Aid International, Terres des Hommes, Terres des Hommes Foundation Switzerland, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), United Nations Children’s fund (UNICEF), United Nations Populations Fund (UNFPA), UN WOMEN – Trust Fund To End Violence Against Women, University of Chapingo (Mexico), Univesidad Politecnica de Madrid, World Bank (WB), World Health Organization (WHO).

Humanitarian Standards we refer to

  • The Sphere Handbook (Sphere)
  • Minimum Standards for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action (CPMS) (Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action)
  • Livestock Emergency Guidelines and Standards (LEGS)
  • Minimum Economic Recovery Standards (SEEP Network)
  • Minimum Standards for Education (Inter-Agency Network for Education in Emergencies)
  • Minimum Standard for Market Analysis (Cash Learning Partnership / CaLP)
  • Humanitarian inclusion standards for older people and people with disabilities (HelpAge International / ADCAP)
  • Minimum Standards for Camp Management (CCCM Cluster)