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Between chaos and control: Rethinking operational leadership

Humanitarians often assume that defining a vision for humanitarian response, developing a strategy to achieve this and implementing it are functions performed by a single individual – the leader.

ALNAP’s new research challenges this and suggests that effective leadership in humanitarian action needs leaders, teams and procedures.

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Are we getting things done?: Rethinking operational leadership

Wednesday 30 July  |  2:00 - 3:30pm (London time)

What does good leadership look like in humanitarian operations? How can we promote it? Join us for a panel discussion to launch ALNAP's new study, where we will discuss the findings of our literature review, survey and interviews into effective leadership.

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Working better with urban designers: Reflections from the DFUD Conference

Humanitarians are increasingly recognising the challenges of responding to disasters in urban areas by hiring urban-focused staff, developing urban-tested tools and advocating for urban-specific policies within their own organisations and in the sector as a whole. Attention is shifting from ‘what makes urban different?’ to ‘what can we do about it?’ and ‘how can we improve what we know?’.

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