Planning with Evidence: Cutting edge practices

Event information here Evidence is essential for effective, ethical, and accountable humanitarian action. But how should it be used in planning humanitarian programming? ALNAP was joined by practitioners from four organizations to explore groundbreaking work, challenges they’ve faced, and practical relevance of tools for humanitarian policy and programming staff. The …

Panel Discussion: The Roots of Behaviour in War revisited

On 28 April 2016, the ICRC hosted a panel discussion at the Humanitarium with some of the leading experts involved in the update of the ICRC study “The Roots of Behaviour in War.” As part of the ICRC’s Conference Cycle on “Generating respect for the law,” the panel accompanied the …

In Their Words: Perceptions of Armed non-State Actors on Humanitarian Action

As humanitarian actors increasingly operate in situations of internal armed conflict, the importance of negotiating with armed non-state actors (ANSAs) to ensure access has come to the forefront. Yet humanitarians on the ground and the broader international humanitarian community often fail to understand ANSAs’ perspectives and motives and, as a …

“Motivations and Empty Promises” Voices of Former Boko Haram Combatants and Nigerian Youth

This research conducted by Mercy Corps in Nigeria explores the vulnerabilities and protective strategies among youth who were recruited into Boko Haram and those who resisted recruitment efforts. The research is important to inform a comprehensive protection analysis – one that recognizes changing patterns of recruitment and community-based mechanisms for …

Evaluating protection in humanitarian action

Despite the stated centrality of protection in humanitarian action and a growing attention to protection activities, the evaluation of protection has received relatively little attention. ALNAP’s new pilot Guide on Evaluating Protection in Humanitarian Action: Decision-making processes, common issues and challenges seeks to fill this gap, providing insights and guidance …

2nd Practitioners’ Roundtable on Results-Based Protection

Protection Outcomes: Moving from theory to practice – what will it take? On November 16-17, 2015 over 40 practitioners met in Washington, DC to discuss and examine how to better achieve protection outcomes in humanitarian action. The 2nd Practitioners’ Roundtable on Results-Based Protection, Protection Outcomes: Moving from theory to practice—what …