An idea brought to life by CERAH

Doris Schopper, Director of the Centre for Education and Research in Humanitarian Action (CERAH) explains how the idea to create a common and living repository of knowledge on humanitarian action came about. “The academic centre CERAH would be a very good place to take a neutral and objective view on what the commonalities and differences in …

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Local NGO’s want their voices to be heard

Listen to Manu GUPTA, Chair of the Humanitarian Encyclopedia Advisory Board on how this project has the capacity to bring together some of the wisdom that is used in the work on frontlines to be recognized in the international vocabulary. Click to access his video testimonial from the Encyclopedia Launch on June 13, 2017


Memories of the reception

On June 13, Ville de Genève kindly hosted the launch reception for the Humanitarian Encyclopedia. Representatives of the humanitarian sector, academia and friends of the project enjoyed a beautiful flow of keynotes, welcome addresses, cocktails and networking opportunities. The formal reception hosted by the Mayor of Geneva Rémy Pagani was followed by a welcome address …

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Happy birthday – a new visual identity is born

The symbol stands for humanity, co-creation, dissemination, evolution and solid foundations. It shall carry these concepts and values over bridges and across borders. Designed as a living process, the collaborative research project Humanitarian Encyclopedia will develop a cross-cultural, transdisciplinary and multi-sectoral review of key humanitarian concepts. By 2020, the “living” Encyclopedia will engage a broad …

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Countdown for takeoff

After a dynamic preparation period and incubation stage, the foundations are laid and The Humanitarian Encyclopedia is ready to be launched. Three days of meetings will mark the entry into the launch phase of the project. CERAH and its partners (academics, humanitarian organizations and related networks) will gather in Geneva from June 13 to 15, …

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