May 25, 2021
LAUNCH OF NEW, COLLABORATIVE PLATFORM FOR THE HUMANITARIAN ENCYCLOPEDIA
We are excited to introduce the new, collaborative Humanitarian Encyclopedia platform, which aims to bring greater clarity and understanding across 129 commonly used humanitarian concepts such as accountability, capacity building, community engagement and localisation. This short video outlines the project and how people can get involved. https://youtu.be/d7OwUYYhiGE
Today, more than ever, collaboration between first responders – often local actors or public services – and international humanitarian organisations, directly affects the outcome of humanitarian response. It is crucial to have a common understanding of the key humanitarian concepts and dialogue surrounding them, to improve collective humanitarian action.
The Humanitarian Encyclopedia is a space where humanitarian practitioners, researchers, local actors and international organisations can share evidence, knowledge and information to make informed decisions and take part in constructive dialogue. The platform offers tools for producing, accessing, and interacting with humanitarian concepts, knowledge and data. It offers new modes of study and learning that involves collaborative and transdisciplinary research and publishing.
Interested parties are invited to:
- Work collaboratively on concepts with other experts and practitioners.
- Share your programme examples and submit expert notes.
- Discuss and debate concepts with others through the platform.
- Expand your knowledge and expertise by participating in online events and discussions.
For more information or enquiries please visit the platform or contact us: