Philip Ruopp, Sparkassenstiftung

Outcome: Humanitarian stakeholders share knowledge and nurture further learning, based on the reflective analysis of their own practice.

Core elements: Participate in concept selection; contribute to the identification of current knowledge; generate new knowledge; co-design and develop the platform and translate the product of academic analyses and action research into materials relevant for learning, operational planning, policy dialogue and operational choices.

Objectives of co-creation

Co-creation allows different humanitarian stakeholders to combine their experiences and expertise in order to jointly produce a result of mutual interest. Joint creation is at the heart of the project as a transversal modality for conceptualizing, contextualizing and disseminating knowledge.

Source of knowledge production

The Humanitarian Encyclopedia recognizes a broad community of actors as legitimate sources of knowledge production. Co-creation will build on humanitarian stakeholders’ experience and interactive relationships bringing different parties together in order to jointly produce a mutually valued outcome.

Modalities of co-creation

More concretely, trough participation in regional workshops and the online platform, humanitarian stakeholders will be invited to:

Co-develop a conceptual framework that will inform analyses and decision-making in the humanitarian sector, with a cross-disciplinary, multisectoral and non-prescriptive approach.