MSF Alex Yallop, 2016

Two main governing bodies

The Humanitarian Encyclopedia has two main governance bodies: the Advisory Board and the Scientific Committee.
Both bodies play a key role in orienting, discussing, nourishing, challenging and disseminating the research results.

Advisory Board

In order to guide the project development, an Advisory Board has been established including representatives from operational organizations and organizations supporting the reflection on, and the and quality process of the humanitarian sector. Members come from different parts of the World (Asia, Africa, MENA and Europe) and a wide range of humanitarian organizations with a diversity of approaches (providing direct assistance and/or protection activities, strengthening local, national or international stakeholders, evaluating, researching and/or counseling humanitarian stakeholders).

Scientific Committee

Next to the Advisory Board, the Scientific Committee includes 22 academic leaders from research centres and academic institutions, who have an in-depth understanding of humanitarian action and come from a variety of disciplines and cultural backgrounds.
The Scientific Committee has the overall responsibility for the research process and will guarantee the scientific legitimacy and soundness of the Encyclopedia. Members are expected to contribute to the selection and analysis of concepts, as well as to the peer reviews of the research methodology and findings.