ADRNN Regional Partnership Event – Bangkok – 12 to 14 December 2017

A partnership between the Humanitarian Encyclopedia and ADRRN has developed over the past year. Since May 2017, Manu Gupta chairs the Advisory board, one of the two main governing bodies. This partnership was presented during the ADRNN Regional Partnership Event (Bangkok, Thailand 12-14 of December 2017). The Humanitarian Encyclopedia team was also invited to facilitate …

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Dialogue with CoAN members in Chad (Nov 22-25 2017)

The Humanitarian Encyclopedia realized a first assessment with 14 humanitarian organizations, members of the Coalition des ONG africaines (CoAN) in Chad (November 22-25 2017). Representatives from Chad, DRC, RCA, Cameroon, Burundi, Congo Brazzaville and Gabon shared their perspectives on the relevancy of the Humanitarian Encyclopedia, their needs in terms of related products and their capacities …

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Humanitarian Encyclopedia at the Humanitarian Evidence Week 2017

From November 6-12 the HEW2017 provided an international platform to deploy and promote initiatives and products related to the generation, use or dissemination of evidence in support of humanitarian action. It was the place to be for the Humanitarian Encyclopedia project since it promotes a more evidence-based approach to humanitarian action. Learn more on the …

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Knocking at the door of Europe

Mid-July in Brussels: Prof Doris Schopper met the European Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides to discuss the Humanitarian Encyclopedia project. The Cypriot Stylianides has held this position since 2014 with one of his responsibilities being to build close relationships with various partners to make joint humanitarian work more effective. And here …

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An idea brought to life by CERAH

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 …

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Local NGO’s want their voices to be heard

Listen to Manu GUPTA, Chair of the Humanitarian Encyclopedia Advisory Board on how this project has the capacity to bring together some of the wisdom that is used in the work on frontlines to be recognized in the international vocabulary. Click to access his video testimonial from the Encyclopedia Launch on June 13, 2017


Memories of the reception

On June 13, Ville de Genève kindly hosted the launch reception for the Humanitarian Encyclopedia. Representatives of the humanitarian sector, academia and friends of the project enjoyed a beautiful flow of keynotes, welcome addresses, cocktails and networking opportunities. The formal reception hosted by the Mayor of Geneva Rémy Pagani was followed by a welcome address …

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Happy birthday – a new visual identity is born

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 …

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Countdown for takeoff

After a dynamic preparation period and incubation stage, the foundations are laid and The Humanitarian Encyclopedia is ready to be launched. Three days of meetings will mark the entry into the launch phase of the project. CERAH and its partners (academics, humanitarian organizations and related networks) will gather in Geneva from June 13 to 15, …

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