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Drones for Good

Clay Westrope, Global Assessment Manager at REACH

Drones may not have a very good reputation but they’re trying to clean up their image. As Amazon considers drone delivery, and Facebook initiates plans to provide internet connection in remote areas via drones, can humanitarians benefit from them too?

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50 years of humanitarian action:
From best practice to best fit

John Mitchell, Director of ALNAP

Last week in Washington DC I had the privilege of making the keynote presentation with Jan Egeland at OFDA’s NGO Partner Consultations. The meeting, which celebrated OFDA’s 50th Anniversary, reflected back on the last 50 years of humanitarian action and looked forward to what needs to be done to be prepared for the next 50 years.

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Webinar: What can humanitarians learn from Incident Command Systems?

Mon 10 Nov  |  2pm (GMT) 

Humanitarian organisations have a lot to learn from emergency response professionals in other sectors, who regularly use Incident Command Systems (ICS).

Following up from our latest leadership study ‘Chaos and control’, ALNAP is pleased to announce a new webinar introducing Incident Command Systems with two leading experts on the subject, Arnold Howitt and Joseph Pfeifer.

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Rhetoric or reality? - Putting affected people at the centre of humanitarian action

Humanitarians are increasingly interested in defining what exactly is meant by terms such as engagement, accountability and participation, and looking at how these ideas can be turned into reality on the ground. Taking up the discussions at ALNAP's 29th Annual Meeting in Addis Ababa in March 2014, this study sheds a light on key factors constraining engagement with and accountability to affected people, takes a look at the current state of engagement and identifies lessons to move forward.


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Ebola and Marburg Virus Disease Epidemics: Preparedness, Alert, Control, and Evaluation

This interim manual from the World Health Organization (WHO) describes preparedness, prevention, and control measures that have been implemented successfully during previous epidemics. 

For more Ebola resources please check our Humanitarian Evaluation and Learning Portal (HELP) and MEDBOX, an independent platform that collates the increasing number of professional guidelines, textbooks and practical documents on health action available online today.

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