18.11.2020
Upcoming Webinar: Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse – Translating outrage into urgent and transformative action

Upcoming Webinar: Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse – Translating outrage into urgent and transformative action

HUMANITARIAN LEADERSHIP SERIES Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse – Translating outrage into urgent and transformative action Wednesday,  25 November…

13.07.2020
IASC Light Guidance on Collective Outcomes:  Humanitarian-Development-Peace Collaboration in the Context of Protracted Crises

IASC Light Guidance on Collective Outcomes: Humanitarian-Development-Peace Collaboration in the Context of Protracted Crises

  Humanitarian-development collaboration and its linkages to peace are critical to effective humanitarian action. A key part of this collaboration…

03.06.2020
ProCap and GenCap: Addressing protection and gender concerns during COVID-19

ProCap and GenCap: Addressing protection and gender concerns during COVID-19

The Protection Standby Capacity (ProCap) and Gender Standby Capacity (GenCap) Projects are inter-agency projects established in 2005 and 2007 respectively…

21.05.2020
COVID-19: Community Engagement and Communications strategy at the national/local level

COVID-19: Community Engagement and Communications strategy at the national/local level

In line with the security measures and in some cases total lockdown, community engagement is very challenging for the humanitarian…

14.05.2020
COVID-19: Prevention and Protection measures in populated areas

COVID-19: Prevention and Protection measures in populated areas

In line with the IASC Principals request for further tools and guidance to be developed and best practices shared to…

14.05.2020
COVID-19: How the System is responding to Supply chain, logistics and local market challenges

COVID-19: How the System is responding to Supply chain, logistics and local market challenges

With the 16 April activation of the IASC Scale-Up Protocols to address the urgent humanitarian needs as a result of…

08.04.2020
Duty of Care

Duty of Care

There are a multitude of definitions attributed to the term ‘duty of care’, all relating to moral, legal and financial…

30.10.2019
Engaging with Non-State Actors: Protecting civilians in armed conflict

Engaging with Non-State Actors: Protecting civilians in armed conflict

Existing International Humanitarian Law (IHL) treaties are predominantly focused on states, and, while they have obligations under IHL, ANSAs cannot…

23.09.2019
PSEA Implementation in Humanitarian Response: Ensuring a victim-centred approach

PSEA Implementation in Humanitarian Response: Ensuring a victim-centred approach

The Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) is the primary mechanism for inter-agency coordination of humanitarian assistance, involving the key UN and…

04.09.2019
Reform of the Inter-Agency Standing Committee:  Where are we and how does it benefit humanitarian operations?

Reform of the Inter-Agency Standing Committee: Where are we and how does it benefit humanitarian operations?

The Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) is the primary mechanism for inter-agency coordination of humanitarian assistance, involving the key UN and…

05.12.2018
Making the two-way relationship work between the strategic and operational leadership: HCT and ICCG linkages

Making the two-way relationship work between the strategic and operational leadership: HCT and ICCG linkages

  In many humanitarian reviews and evaluations, weak collaboration between different components of the coordination architecture is often cited as…

04.11.2018
Integrating national and local NGOs into humanitarian response: Where are we, two years after the World Humanitarian Summit?

Integrating national and local NGOs into humanitarian response: Where are we, two years after the World Humanitarian Summit?

The term “localisation” gained significant attention in the lead up to the World Humanitarian Summit in 2016 and subsequently became…

17.10.2018
Education in Emergencies: Making Education a humanitarian and life-saving issue?

Education in Emergencies: Making Education a humanitarian and life-saving issue?

The primary purpose of humanitarian assistance is to save lives and reduce the suffering of people affected by a crisis. …

17.01.2018
The whole is greater than the sum of its parts:  How HCT members can work better together.

The whole is greater than the sum of its parts: How HCT members can work better together.

  “The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.” Aristotle…

23.11.2017
Violences basées sur le genre : Comment le leadership peut-il faire la différence ? (Fr)

Violences basées sur le genre : Comment le leadership peut-il faire la différence ? (Fr)

Affectant plus de 70% des femmes au sein des crises humanitaires, les violences basées sur le genre représentent un terrible…

13.11.2017
Localisation: Local Actors as Equal and Strategic Partners? Field Perspective

Localisation: Local Actors as Equal and Strategic Partners? Field Perspective

A year ago at the World Humanitarian Summit, donors, UN agencies, and INGOs committed to “making principled humanitarian action as…

13.06.2017
Gender Based Violence: How Can Field Leadership Make a Difference?

Gender Based Violence: How Can Field Leadership Make a Difference?

Gender Based Violence (GBV) depicts any harmful act that is perpetrated against women, girls, boys, and men that is based…

10.05.2017
Humanitarian-Development Nexus: What is the New Way of Working?

Humanitarian-Development Nexus: What is the New Way of Working?

The majority of humanitarian operations around the world are protracted, with humanitarian appeals lasting for 7 years on average. Humanitarian…

08.03.2017
Collective Accountability to Affected People: Moving Beyond Listening, Together

Collective Accountability to Affected People: Moving Beyond Listening, Together

Accountability to Affected People (AAP) is “an active commitment by humanitarian actors and organisations to use power responsibly by taking…

08.02.2017
Joint Needs Assessments: Doing it Right

Joint Needs Assessments: Doing it Right

Accurate and complete information is essential for creating a solid evidence-base to help Humanitarian Coordinators and Humanitarian Country Teams analyse…

13.12.2016
Leadership on Protection: Why it Matters and How to do it

Leadership on Protection: Why it Matters and How to do it

Humanitarian Coordinators and Humanitarian Country Teams are responsible for ensuring that protection is at the heart of humanitarian response. This…

15.11.2016
Central Emergency Response Fund: The 1 Billion Dollar Question

Central Emergency Response Fund: The 1 Billion Dollar Question

The Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) is one of the fastest and most effective ways to support rapid humanitarian response…

04.10.2016
Protection of Civilians: Mission Impossible?

Protection of Civilians: Mission Impossible?

The championing of protection by senior humanitarian leaders, including Humanitarian Coordinators and Humanitarian Country Teams, is critical for putting protection…

27.09.2016
Mettre fin aux abus sexuels par les humanitaires et les Casques bleus : Actions concrètes du terrain

Mettre fin aux abus sexuels par les humanitaires et les Casques bleus : Actions concrètes du terrain

L’exploitation et les abus sexuels commis sur les populations affectées par le personnel humanitaire et des missions de maintien de…

19.07.2016
Localisation: As Local as Possible, as International as Necessary

Localisation: As Local as Possible, as International as Necessary

The value of local actors to humanitarian response efforts is increasingly recognised. Local actors are often the first responders when…

13.05.2016
Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse: Practical Steps

Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse: Practical Steps

Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (SEA) of affected people by humanitarian workers are one of the most basic failures of accountability…

27.04.2016
Information Management: Is Information Management Guiding Strategic Analysis and Supporting Operations?

Information Management: Is Information Management Guiding Strategic Analysis and Supporting Operations?

Information management is central to humanitarian operations. It helps identify needs and determine what actions to prioritise. Information management also…

23.03.2016
World Humanitarian Summit: What Will it Mean for the Field?

World Humanitarian Summit: What Will it Mean for the Field?

The World Humanitarian Summit will be held on the 23-24 May 2016 in Istanbul. The Summit is based on Secretary-General…

16.02.2016
Preparedness: What Can We Learn from the Nepal Response?

Preparedness: What Can We Learn from the Nepal Response?

Preparedness ensures that international, national, and local humanitarian and development actors are prepared, ready, and have everything in place for…

15.12.2015
Humanitarian Delivery and Access: Are We Delivering Where the Needs Are?

Humanitarian Delivery and Access: Are We Delivering Where the Needs Are?

Access refers to the ability to deliver humanitarian services without jeopardizing the safety of humanitarian actors and personnel. Unfortunately, humanitarian…

22.10.2015
Humanitarian Principles: Perspectives for the Field

Humanitarian Principles: Perspectives for the Field

Humanity, Neutrality, Impartiality, and Independence – are these principles applied in today’s humanitarian operations? Although there is wide-spread adherence to…

08.10.2015
Cash: Are Cash Transfers Transforming Humanitarian Assistance?

Cash: Are Cash Transfers Transforming Humanitarian Assistance?

The number of people affected by crises is increasing at a faster rate than resources are being provided to meet…

22.09.2015
Efficacité, redevabilité et rapidité des opérations humanitaires : Réflexions du terrain sur la mise en œuvre de l’Agenda de Transformation.

Efficacité, redevabilité et rapidité des opérations humanitaires : Réflexions du terrain sur la mise en œuvre de l’Agenda de Transformation.

Comment  l’Agenda de Transformation peut-il aider les humanitaires à optimiser leur impact auprès  des communautés affectées par les crises humanitaires?Deux…

15.07.2015
Prioritisation in Humanitarian Operations: How to Prioritise When Everything is a Priority?

Prioritisation in Humanitarian Operations: How to Prioritise When Everything is a Priority?

In a humanitarian crisis, it is impossible to meet all the needs – tough choices must be made. With humanitarian…

17.06.2015
Donors and the Transformative Agenda: Where is the Money?

Donors and the Transformative Agenda: Where is the Money?

This webinar explores the link between efficient humanitarian response and funding. What makes the humanitarian response more efficient, and how…

15.05.2015
Redevabilité envers les populations affectées: Prendre en compte, rendre compte et être tenus responsable

Redevabilité envers les populations affectées: Prendre en compte, rendre compte et être tenus responsable

Prendre en compte, rendre compte et être tenus responsable -expressions à la mode, ou avantages pour les populations touchées? La…

16.04.2015
Accountability to Affected People: Taking Account, Giving Account, and Being Held to Account

Accountability to Affected People: Taking Account, Giving Account, and Being Held to Account

Taking account, giving account and being held to account – buzzwords or benefits for people in crises? What does accountability…

22.03.2015
Inter-Agency Rapid Response Mechanism: Are they Contributing to a Faster, More Effective Humanitarian Response?

Inter-Agency Rapid Response Mechanism: Are they Contributing to a Faster, More Effective Humanitarian Response?

In self-assessments carried out on the effectiveness of a response, the speed of delivery often has the lowest score. At…

23.02.2015
Inter-Cluster Coordination Group: Is Coordination between the HCT and ICCG Strategic?

Inter-Cluster Coordination Group: Is Coordination between the HCT and ICCG Strategic?

How does the interrelation between Humanitarian Country Teams (HCT) and Inter-Cluster Coordination Groups (ICCG) affect humanitarian response? How can the…

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