Building on existing knowledge

The Encyclopedia will take into account the knowledge developed to date. Many valuable initiatives are seeking to strengthen the sector, especially its impact and efficiency in the context of a growing diversity of actors. The aim is to avoid overlap with existing initiatives and ensure complementarity through:

  • Building on the strengths of other initiatives, such as the Humanitarian Leadership Academy, ALNAP, Sphere, ACAPS, PHAP, CHS Alliance. They have the potential to bring value to the Encyclopedia with intellectual contributions, leverage of networks for dissemination and co-creation.
  • Offering complementary value with the potential to enrich many initiatives (e.g. standards setting, humanitarian education and training, evaluation expertise). It will do so by disseminating these initiatives’ knowledge base through the Encyclopedia platform and leveraging its research and tools to enhance their mission.