Here you will find useful resources pertaining to professionalisation of the humanitarian sector and work that has been completed prior to the conference.
The objective of the Forum was to provide the working space for the international humanitarian community to explore and agree the next steps to take forward the professionalisation agenda. The Forum was hosted by ELRHA on the 22nd June 2010.
The study, published by ELRHA in May 2010, comprehensively investigates the need, motivations and potential benefits for the creation of an international framework for humanitarian professionalisation and sets out 13 core recommendations for the international humanitarian community to take forward.
The new publication from CERAH - Humanitarian Studies 2010: University education and training in humanitarian action, is a result of the first phase of research which set out to answer the question: What is the state of the humanitarian academia today?
Humanitarian crises caused by conflict or disaster have increasingly become the subject of study of a range of disciplines, including international relations, international law, development studies, anthropology, conflict studies, and migration studies. In addition, new research groups are being formed that focus especially on humanitarian action. In particular, the present growth of these fields in countries regularly struck by crises is significant. Yet, there is no venue where these scholarly communities can meet and debate their different insights and understanding of humanitarian crises, in dialogue with policy actors and implementing agencies. The Universities of Bochum, Groningen and Wageningen therefore organised the first world conference of humanitarian studies, 4-7 February 2009 in Groningen, The Netherlands.
The International Humanitarian Studies Association is a network of people engaged in the study of humanitarian crises caused by natural disaster, conflict or political instability. Humanitarian studies concern how humanitarian crises evolve, how they affect people and their institutions, communities and societies, and the responses they trigger.
This project aims to investigate the current gaps in knowledge and practice surrounding humanitarian leadership development and management. The project hopes to increase the understanding of the international capabilities required by tomorrow‚ as humanitarian leaders and managers and identify ways in which international human resources management in the humanitarian sector can be improved, with a view to meeting the challenges of the next decade.
The Consortium of British Humanitarian Agencies
The Consortium of British Humanitarian Agencies is a ground breaking initiative, for strengthening the coordination and capacity of the NGO sector to deliver appropriate, high quality, quicker humanitarian assistance to populations affected by disaster.
CBHA First Year Report to DFID
- This report describes the outputs of the consortium over its first year of operations.
CBHA Competency Framework
- Building on the seminal work of the ECB Project in 2006-7, in which agencies reached agreement on the essential behaviours for humanitarian response, and the work on professionalising the humanitarian sector, led by ELRHA, in which a wide range of humanitarian competencies were identified. These frameworks are available to download here and more information can be found here
Humanitarian Capacity Building Programme – Objective 1 Final Report
- This report presents the Core Humanitarian Competency Framework and the Leadership Behaviour Framework that will frame CBHA capacity building activities over its first two years.
CBHA Midterm Review
- The purpose of the review is to strengthen CBHA planning and sustainability by providing clear and concise lessons about the implementation of its four streams of work to date.