The meeting had been organized by Charles Goerens, EU Parliamentarian, in collaboration with the General Director of MSF-Luxembourg, Paul Delaunois.
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 meaning we give to concept used in the Humanitarian sector” – Doris Schopper
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 constituency of local, regional and global humanitarian actors, and bring about more reflective, effective and creative humanitarian decision making, while constituting a milestone in the scholarship of contemporary humanitarian action.
The ultimate goal is a more informed humanitarian community delivering quality programming thanks to shared and contextualized analyses as well as improved dialogue among stakeholders.
Partnerships are the DNA of the project
The new visual identity will allow partners, co-creators, contributors and beneficiaries to better identify with the Humanitarian Encyclopedia.
The new symbol stands for humanity, co-creation, dissemination, evolution and solid foundations. It shall carry these concepts and values over bridges and across borders.