03 April 2017

Thematic Focus: Humanitarian Assistance

Changing Humanitarian Action? 31st ALNAP Annual Meeting, Stockholm, 14-15 Feb. 2017 [info]
- Follow link for video of keynote and opening panels and audio of sessions. See also related blog post on "How Change Happens (or Doesn’t) in the Humanitarian System."

The Future of Humanitarian Response, World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2017, Davos-Klosters, 17-20 Jan. 2017 [text]

Hunting for the Grand Bargain (IRIN, March 2017) [text]

Kidnapped, Sleep-deprived & Stressed: How Aid Workers Train for the Worst (Medium, March 2017) [text]

Local Aid Agencies: Still Waiting for a Bigger Share of the Funding Cake (IRIN, March 2017) [text]

New Way of Working (OCHA et al., March 2017) [access]
- An Agenda for Humanity initiative; scroll down to access relevant documents.

The Nordic Model of Global Humanitarianism: Contestations and Contextualisations, Session at Global Challenges: Nordic Experiences, Oslo, 20-21 March 2017 [summary via NCHS Blog]

OCHA Plan and Budget 2017 (OCHA, March 2017) [text]

The Refugee Rethink (Medium, March 2017) [Pt. 1] [Pt. 2]
- Watch for additional posts.

"Stealth Humanitarianism: Negotiating Politics, Precarity and Performance Management in Protecting the Urban Displaced," Journal of Refugee Studies, Advance Access, 25 Oct. 2016 [full-text via Academia.edu]

Time for Change: Harnessing the Potential of Humanitarian Cash Transfers (ODI, March 2017) [text]
- See also case studies for DRC, Iraq, Mozambique, Nepal and Ukraine.

We Are Not the World: Inside the “Perfect Storm” of Famine (IRIN, March 2017) [text]
- Looks at Yemen, South Sudan, Northeast Nigeria and Somalia.


Agenda for Humanity Commitments [access]
- "At the World Humanitarian Summit over 3,000 commitments to action, and nearly 20 initiatives and partnerships were launched to implement the Agenda for Humanity and thereby deliver the changes needed in the way we address humanitarian needs, risk and vulnerability. From January to Mid-March, the 300 A4H stakeholders had a chance to report on the commitments made. The reports are now available."

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Humanitarian Assistance (17 March 2017)

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