Blog: Humanitarian Action: From Need to Insight


Author:
ERHLA, Mark Griffiths
Publication Date:
August 2017
ERHLA, Mark Griffiths, 23 August 2017

This note from ERHLA provokes considerations for changing humanitarian practice to be better equipped for facing complex challenges and the changing landscape of humanitarian needs.

The note highlights the need to absorb and apply learnings from other fields and disciplines, including social innovation, learning sciences, and behavioral sciences to help solve problems. It points to the need for systems-analysis and foresight skills to identify emerging challenges and opportunities – pointing to the shift from reactive to anticipatory; and innovating for better accountability to affected people.

Recognizing the increasing interest in applying innovation techniques, like Design Thinking, the article teases out the implications for practitioners and donors in changing conventional ways of working and investing in innovative approaches.

Please find the full blog, here.