The mission.

The Humanitarian Futures Programme (HFP) of Kings College aims to assist humanitarian organizations to deal better with the challenges of the 21st century, by identifying areas in which they can become more anticipatory, adaptive and collaborative. The HFP made an assessment visit to the Ecuador country team of the UN in September 2007.

The brief.

Ecuador,asamiddle-incomecountry,isnottypicalofthosefor which “humanitarian challenges” exist. Nonetheless, a brief was developed with the RC, which emphasized the need to examine and test practical tools for planning humanitarian action, possibly as an initial step leading to further engagement.