How to use social media to engage with people affected by crisis

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), with support from the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), have published a brief guide on how to use social media to better engage people affected by crisis.

Preventing Household Violence: Promising Strategies for Humanitarian Settings

The main objective of this review is to use a holistic lens to draw on best practices that have been used in humanitarian context which might be applicable to household violence prevention. The paper reviewed a total of 43 interventions and puts forward a set of recommendations that are pertinent to RBP in the field of household violence prevention in humanitarian settings.

Working Paper: Changing Humanitarian Action?

This working paper, prepared in advance of the Annual ALNAP meeting in Sweden, primarily attempts to reassess the assumptions of how ‘change initiatives’ actually transform the humanitarian ‘system’, seeking to clarify both how change happens and how change can be supported.

ToR: InterAction Missions to Myanmar

In early 2017, InterAction completed two complementary missions in support of humanitarian NGOs’ protection strategies in Myanmar. The first focused on NGO roles in relation to the overall protection leadership, coordination, and strategies, while the second focused on critical methods and approaches NGOs can use to achieve protection outcomes.

Simon Sinek on Intensity vs. Consistency

In this short video, leadership expert Simon Sinek talks about how an organizational culture supportive of outcomes and built on strong relationships is achieved through consistency, not intensity.

How can we change humanitarian action?

This video focuses on the processes that make change happen in the humanitarian system, summarizing the ideas explored in ALNAP’s new study ‘Transforming Change’. In exploring how change can be catalyzed, this video captures several relevant aspects of results-based protection.

Using Theatre to Share Evaluation Findings with a Wider Community

In a recent blog post with the American Evaluation Association, the University of British Columbia Learning Lab shared their Voices UP! community theatre approach to make the results of a recent evaluation accessible to a broader community audience.

Why Learning from Failure is Key to Anticipating Humanitarian Crises

In efforts to cultivate an environment for iterative learning and move us away from “success” and “failure” thinking, the Start Network reflects on recent cases under the Network’s Crisis Anticipation Window, which illuminated valuable lessons in terms of analysis, adaptation, and risk.

Field Mission Report: Strengthening humanitarian action to address protection issues in Rakhine, Myanmar: Human trafficking, a case example

Building off of InterAction’s previous mission to Myanmar, which focused on NGO roles in relation to the overall protection leadership, coordination, and strategies within the country, the second mission, conducted jointly with the Protection Information Management (PIM) initiative (co-facilitated by the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) and UNHCR) examined the methods and approaches actors use to achieve protection outcomes, using human trafficking in Rakhine state as a case example.

Report: Adaptive Management: What it means for CSOs

This “introductory paper” from Bond provides insight into how CSOs can effectively use adaptive management, defined as a flexible exploratory approach to programming and development designed to address complex contexts in which knowledge of causation is low.