Hand in hand: get involved

A key feature of the Humanitarian Encyclopedia is its living character: we recognize all stakeholders, at the individual and organizational levels, as valid sources of knowledge.

Partnerships are the core of the project, and many emerging and traditional stakeholders from academia, humanitarian agencies, and humanitarian support groups have been approached to engage in needs analysis, co-creation and dissemination as well as governance of the project.

Humanitarian partners can get involved in various ways and join the group of already involved partners.


Governance Partner

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

Research Partner

Humanitarian organizations can actively take part in the contextualization and co-creation phase, participating in field research projects, analysing the operationalization of the concepts by their own organization in one or several contexts. Comparative analysis among organizations will directly benefit both the organization and the Humanitarian Encyclopedia. Research Centres – academic or not – can get involve in the analysis of concepts, building on a shared systematic methodology.


Humanitarian organizations and networks are encouraged to highlight the initiatives of the Humanitarian Encyclopedia within their organizations/networks, including actively encouraging participation in regional workshops, living and structured fora, and field research.

Alternative models

All humanitarian organizations are encouraged to support this innovative project, Alternative partnership and collaboration opportunities that fit the needs of your organization to enable participation can be discussed.

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