Deliberate violence against humanitarian practitioners and operations poses an increasingly critical challenge to the humanitarian sector as...
The Signal Code: A Human Rights Approach to Information During Crisis
The Signal Code is the result of a six month study by the Signal Program on Human Security and Technology at the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI) at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health to...
Negotiation with Non-State Armed Groups at the Frontlines
In many of today’s frontline humanitarian environments, access is increasingly difficult to obtain and maintain, and continued engagement with non-state armed actors is an integral aspect of ensuring assistance and protection activities and advocating for compliance with international legal...
Data preparedness: connecting data, decision making and humanitarian response
Signal Program Standards and Ethics Series - Issue 1
Data are a central component of humanitarian response. Frequently, however, there is a disconnect between data, decision-making and response. Informed decisions need to be made in the first hours and days of an emergency, and if the...
KoboToolbox’s Question Library
The KoBoToolbox Question Library enables users to create, store, share and re-use validated questions across surveys. This speeds up the process of creating new forms and contributes to the standardization of survey questions.
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Humanitarian Needs Assessment Training
The Humanitarian Needs Assessment E-learning program is designed to provide an overview of the Humanitarian Needs Assessment process. The process can look very different depending on the scale of a disaster, the role of humanitarian organizations involved and the resources available to any...
Building a Better Response
The Building a Better Response e-learning course provides users with a comprehensive and practical introduction to engaging with the international humanitarian architecture. The e-learning component is publicly accessible free of charge.
|Measuring Peacebuilding Education and Advocacy, Strategic Level Results and Beyond Webinar||
With support from UNICEF Learning for Peace Program, the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative is conducting a series of knowledge, attitude, and perception (KAP) surveys to measure the relationship between education and peacebuilding measures, including social cohesion and resilience, in 5 selected...
|The way we were trying to protect ourselves from the brutalities||
The way we were trying to protect ourselves from the brutalities of the rebels, if they come, being people who believed in God, we could pray. If God allows you to go hide in the bush with our children - that would be entirely depending on good luck, and there one could hide with their...
|Bartel Van de Walle||
Dr. Van de Walle is a tenured Associate Professor at the Department of Management, Tilburg School of Economics and Management at Tilburg University (the Netherlands). During his appointment, he will work on a paper on the response coordination breakdowns in sudden and slow onset disasters as...
|Humanitarian Academy at Harvard|
|While we were still at home, if the wife was cooking||
While we were still at home, if the wife was cooking then the men would be on standby outside watching out. If any sound from chickens being chased was heard in the neighboring homes, then the man would tell the wife that something is wrong here, let us keep alert. Then you would run away...
|To me what I saw happening was that during those times||
To me what I saw happening was that during those times, sometimes you find that when the rebels come, some people would run to the bushes without picking or carrying any food stuff. So for those who were able, they would give food to help those without anything to eat. Secondly, there were...
Hina Jilani is a human rights activist from Lahore, Pakistan. From 2000 to 2008, she served as the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General on Human Rights Defenders, for which she undertook visits to numerous countries, including Angola, Indonesia,...
|Sometimes when the rebels attack||
Sometimes when the rebels attack us here, we would run to another community or area. The people there would host us. Feed us and even give us their huts to live in until the situation calms down, then we...
|During those times that the situation was bad||
During those times that the situation was bad and in the times that we started seeing the rebels, we stopped sleeping in the huts. We would cook food very fast and run to hide in the bushes. We were doing this every other day whether we hear about them or not. The next day, when you get...