Humanitarian Crisis Drivers Of The Future: Preparing Now For What Might Be - Synthesis Report
Just over 20 years ago to the month, International Affairs carried an article on the state of the international disaster relief system.1 The article is of contemporary interest in two senses. In the first place, two decades ago disaster relief was not regarded as an issue of major concern to the international community. It was [...]
Urban Futures Project Final Report The Urban Futures Project is a case study of the processes and methodologies that Save the Children International’s (SCI) Humanitarian Affairs Unit (HAU) can adopt to support a more futures-oriented strategy and operational approach across the organization. Urban humanitarianism was chosen as the topic for this project in light of [...]
This Final Project Report for the FOREWARN Initiative aims to outline the work undertaken over the course of the Initiative, the deviations from plans made at various stages, and the outcomes related to its objectives.
Learning from a series of pilot exchanges between climate scientists and humanitarian policy makers based on pilot exchanges with a variety of partners.
The principal objective of the project was to identify a core number of critical humanitarian crisis drivers, which would help guide humanitarian actors' strategies of crisis prevention, preparedness and response. This report explores how a better understanding of crisis drivers is dependent on a better understanding of complex systems and how they respond to internal [...]
Humanitarian Crises Drivers of the Futures: The Waters of the Third Pole: Sources of Threat, Sources of Survival
This report, in collaboration with China Dialogue and AON Benfield UCL Research Hazard Centre aims to open up a dialogue on the issue of water as a potential crisis driver in the Hindu-Kush Himalaya region.
How climate science can effectively inform humanitarian and development planning and programmes – a climate scientist perspective
Limited understanding and representation of complex, multi-scale atmospheric processes is hampering weather and climate prediction. This report explores how a better understanding of these issues can effectively inform humanitarian and development planning and programmes.
Towards forecast-based humanitarian decisions: Climate science to get from early warning to early action
Can forecasters and risk managers build common ground, designing smart forecast-based decisions as well as simple decision-based forecasts?
This paper is about the future of water and sanitation stress in urban slums and how such stress is likely to exacerbate other humanitarian crises over time.