Earn and share digital badges

Humanitarians accumulate a wide range of experience and expertise throughout their careers, reflecting their unique skills in operating in fast-moving, high risk contexts, as well as technical, management and leadership skills.

However, the fast pace can mean their skills are not formally recognised, making it more difficult to progress or move between roles and locations.

HPass offers humanitarians a space to showcase their experience and expertise through digital badges. These enable humanitarians to formally and verifiably demonstrate their expertise in a range of technical areas – examples might include WASH, cash transfer programming, monitoring and evaluation, or project management. Humanitarians set up a myHPass profile on which to display badges earned from a variety of providers, which is publicly available and can be accessed by colleagues and potential recruiters.

What is a digital badge?

A digital badge is an indicator of achievement, like a certificate, that can be displayed, accessed, and verified online. HPass uses digital badges to enable humanitarians to evidence their experience and expertise.

  • A digital badge can be displayed as part of a badge portfolio on myHPass, as a link on a CV shared via social media, or on an e-signature
  • Clicking on the badge displays the metadata, explaining exactly what the recipient has done to earn the badge
  • Learners can earn badges from a range of different providers and display them as part of your myHPass portfolio
  • HPass badges are earned in a variety of ways – for example by completing online courses offered by your employer or humanitarian training sites. See below for some examples to get you started.

How does it work?

  1. Complete a course or take an assessment which offers a digital badge (click on the badges above to see examples)
  2. Receive an email prompting you to claim your badge
  3. Claim your badge and display it as part of your myHPass profile (you will be prompted to set this up)
  4. Share your badge via social media or as a link on your CV
  5. Earn further badges to develop your portfolio on myHPas

Several humanitarian organisations are starting to issue badges to HPass, you can also start by earning badges through the following channels:

  • Kaya (a platform dedicated to humanitarian learning): Search digital badges to find out which courses enable you to earn a badge issued to HPass
  • Professionals in Humanitarian Assistance & Protection (PHAP): This organisation offers a range of credentials, which enable you to earn a badge issued to HPass.
  • You could also start by setting up a myHPass profile
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Download our infographic on digital badges and how they can recognise humanitarian learning, skills and experience.