1. The Challenges of Professionalizing Humanitarian Action (Humanitarian Assistance Webcast 2)


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    (Originally Broadcast on October 5, 2011) According to ALNAP there are currently over 200,000 individuals working in humanitarian assistance and protection globally. Growing at a pace of 6% per…

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    • Lessons Learned The Role of Humanitarians in Protection Response


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      (Originally Broadcast 27 March 2013.) The performance of the international humanitarian system has been under the scrutiny of a number of evaluative reports in recent months – particularly…

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      • The Politics of Recovery (Humanitarian Assistance Webcast 11)


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        During the humanitarian reform process launched in 2005, humanitarian actors introduced early recovery as a humanitarian cluster to facilitate policy linkages between humanitarian relief and development.…

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        • Engaging Violent Cities: Operational Challenges for Humanitarian Action in Urban Areas (Humanitarian Assistance Webcast 17)


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          (Originally Broadcast on 25 April, 2012.) In the year 2008, for the first time in history, more than half of the world’s population was living in urban areas. Cities have become more numerous,…

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          • DRR, Inc.: Can the Private Sector Revive Resilience? (Humanitarian Assistance Webcast 12)


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            (Originally Broadcast on October 18, 2012) As the planet warms, the vulnerability of communities in less developed countries rises. According to the International Organization for Migration (IOM),…

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            • Humanitarian Assistance in the Context of International Agendas (Humanitarian Assistance Webcast 6)


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              (Originally broadcast on February 23, 2012.) In 2000, the Brahimi Report on United Nations (UN) Peace Operations proposed a set of sweeping reforms geared toward building integrated UN peacekeeping…

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              • The Challenges of Engagement: DRR and Civil Society (Humanitarian Assistance Webcast 15)


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                (Originally Broadcast on February 2, 2013.) Humanitarian actors have increasingly recognized that successful disaster risk reduction (DRR) projects must be conceived as long-term, holistic initiatives…

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                • Empowering Beneficiaries: Humanitarian professionals at a crossroads? (Humanitarian Assistance Webcast 7)


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                  (Originally Broadcast on March 22, 2012) Humanitarian organizations face an inevitable tension that arises from two separate accountability structures. One framework, established by Common Article…

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                  • Human Rights and Humanitarian Action (Humanitarian Assistance Webcast 8)


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                    Human rights norms are playing an increasingly important role in humanitarian action. Yet there seems to be a growing confusion on the distinct origins and nuances of these bodies of law among practitioners…

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                    • Peacebuilding (Humanitarian Assistance Webcast 9)


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                      The scope and character of peace-building and stabilization missions significantly affect the work of humanitarian actors. Across a range of contexts, humanitarian actors must balance principled action…

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