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Making Futures Real: Exploring how policy-makers perceive and deal with long-term risk

2017-09-14T15:59:05+00:00Key Findings, Leadership and Policy Making|

A joint initiative by the Humanitarian Futures Programme (HFP) at King’s College, London and Ipsos MORI was designed to analyse and assess how policy‐makers with humanitarian roles and responsibilities envision future humanitarian challenges and opportunities and the means they use to prepare for both.

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Making Futures Real: The Policy-Makers Challenge

2017-09-14T15:59:25+00:00Key Findings, Leadership and Policy Making|

A joint initiative by the Humanitarian Futures Programme (HFP) at King’s College, London and Ipsos MORI was designed to analyse and assess how policy‐makers with humanitarian roles and responsibilities envision future humanitarian challenges and opportunities and the means they use to prepare for both.

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Business engagement in emergency preparedness and response brief

2017-09-14T15:48:04+00:00Collaboration and Innovation, Key Findings|

This brief is based on the findings of a study on ‘Humanitarian crises, emergency preparedness and response: the roles of business and the private sector’, undertaken by the Humanitarian Policy Group at the Overseas Development Institute, the Humanitarian Futures Programme at King’s College London, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs and Vantage Partners.

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Humanitarian crises, emergency preparedness and response: the role of business and the private sector – Final report

2017-10-11T15:49:33+00:00Collaboration and Innovation, Key Findings|

Based on research in Kenya, Jordan, Indonesia and Haiti, this report examines how the private sector is currently contributing to humanitarian responses – and what role it may play in the future.

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Planning from the future: Perspectives on Organisational Change

2017-11-07T17:28:11+00:00Key Findings, Organisational Challenges and Opportunities|

This project built humanitarian capacity for anticipation, adaptivity, innovation and collaboration to prepare organisations for the future. It has three core objectives: i) to identify ways to enhance the strategic and anticipatory capacities of participant-contributor organisations (eg USAID); ii) to establish guidelines to strengthen collective collaboration and knowledge exchange among global humanitarian actors; […]

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The Future of Humanitarian NGOs

2017-10-25T17:29:46+00:00Key Findings, Organisational Challenges and Opportunities|

As the international humanitarian landscape evolves, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) are faced with many challenges and questions about their own potential futures. To explore these questions, and what possible futures may exist for traditional humanitarian NGOs, the Start Network commissioned an HFP Discussion Paper.

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Somali Futures

2017-11-03T15:27:08+00:00Collaboration and Innovation, Key Findings|

Somali Futures was a joint initiative between the UN Somali Office and HFP, which aimed to better understand how Somalis see their own futures and their country’s future, voicing the views of those rarely heard in a domestic or international setting. Somali Futures: An Exploration tested  an innovative futures-based methodology to frame discussions on Somalia’s […]

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Commercial and Humanitarian Engagement in Crisis Contexts: Current Trends, Future Drivers

2017-10-11T18:06:21+00:00Collaboration and Innovation, Key Findings|

This is a study about the motives, interests and capacities that lead both humanitarian and commercial organisations to work together in places affected by disaster or conflict. It considers how these different interests and motives affect the way the two sectors approach their engagement in humanitarian activities, jointly and separately, and the opportunities and challenges that their respective interests […]

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