Humanitarian Networks & Partnerships Week (CICG, Geneva, 4-8 February)

During the Humanitarian Networks and Partnerships Week (HNPW), CERAH promoted the Humanitarian encyclopedia project at two events and had a stand throughout the week to promote the initiative. Both events were attended by participants from various sectors, including military and civil-defence actors. During discussions, the divergent views on concepts were highlighted and the impact this …

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“Unravelling humanitarian concepts – From divergent meanings to a common understanding?”

Prof Doris Schopper was invited to deliver the keynote speech “Unravelling humanitarian concepts – From divergent meanings to a common understanding?”  at the inaugural meeting of the Research Network on Humanitarian Efforts, a joint initiative of three Norwegian research institutions, funded by the Norwegian government. The presentation raised much interest and led to a lively …

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Workshop in Mexico – February 2019

The workshop was organised by one of the Humanitarian Encyclopedia scientific committee member, Simone Lucatello (Academia, Instituto Mora) jointly with Juan Pablo Farias, the OCHA representative in Mexico. The meeting was hosted by OCHA in the UN building More than 20 people attended the workshop. Participants chose key concepts central to their work and then …

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Clara Egger – Humanitarian Encyclopedia research lead – and two members of HE governance bodies signing articles in Humanitarian Alternatives review!

The ninth issue of Humanitarian Alternatives bilingual review was launched in November under the thematic “1968-2018 Breakdown and continuity”. The editorial is signed by Clara Egger, Humanitarian Encyclopedia research lead. Then, in the forum space, François Grünewald, member of the Advisory Board speaks about “Aid workers and the uprooted: chronic of a parallel evolution”, and …

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The Humanitarian Encyclopedia third governance meeting took place in Geneva from 19th to 21st November 2018

Both the Advisory Board and Scientific Committee gathered this week in Geneva to take stocks on past months project evolutions. We had enriching discussions and debates, alternating plenary session with workshops sessions. Tuesday morning session was dedicated to a joint meeting for the two instances, where the methodology leading to the selection of 126 key …

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The Humanitarian Encyclopedia taking part to the HEW2018

This year again, we are pleased to contribute to “The Humanitarian Evidence week”, aka the HEW2018! HEW2018 is an initiative led by Evidence Aid, in collaboration with the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine, University of Oxford, to promote a more evidence-based approach together with many other organisations. During the HEW organisations provide webinars, blogs and debates to highlight topics …

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Public conference « 1968 – 2018 : Humanitarian concepts across time and spaces » November 20th, campus Biotech 18h30 – 21h

Fifty years after the Biafra war, which set the stage for the “without borders” movement, humanitarian aid has become a resolutely strategic sector, both in terms of action and of image, encompassing an increasing number of players with ever more diverse profiles and practices. This double movement of expansion and diversification has profoundly affected the …

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Next stop: Kuala Lumpur – Excellent meeting with Mercy Malaysia staff

The Humanitarian Encyclopedia team carries on its Asian Journey in Malaysia. We organised our second workshop with Mercy Malaysia staff. An incredible and interactive session, thank you all!!!   Oscar A. Gomez (Research fellow at JICA – Japan International Cooperation Agency | Research Institute) was supporting the Humanitarian Encyclopedia team in the facilitation process. Oscar …

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Workshop in New Delhi – August 6th

20 participants from diverse humanitarian organisations took part to the Humanitarian Encyclopedia Workshop in New Delhi on August 6th. It was the first inter-organisational workshop of a long series, and this event was made possible thanks to our partner organisations: AIDMI and SEEDS. If you connect on Facebook you will hear Mihir Bhatt, Director of All …

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Summer time and regional workshop tour !

Dear Humanitarian Encyclopedia friends and followers, It’s Summer time and many of you will enjoy some Holidays. Meanwhile the Humanitarian Encyclopedia team is preparing a regional workshop tour, gathering humanitarian practitioners in Asia (India and Malaysia), Africa (Mali and Kenya) and Middle East (Lebanon and Iraq) from August to September. A real opportunity for every …

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