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Words of Relief: Translators without Borders’ local language translation for emergencies

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Resource type:Research, reports and studies
Language:English
Keywords:Innovation
Agency:ALNAP, ELRHA - Enhancing Learning and Research for Humanitarian Assistance
Author(s):Tanner, L. and Obrecht, A.
Date published:5 November 2015
Pages:32pp

ALNAP and ELRHA will be looking at 15 different examples of humanitarian innovation funded by ELRHA’s Humanitarian Innovation Fund (HIF) grants. Each case study will explore the dynamics of successful innovation processes, culminating in a unique and in-depth study on innovation in humanitarian action.


Words of Relief is a Translators without Borders (TWB) project designed to provide local language translation services to non-governmental organisations (NGOs), UN agencies and other actors during humanitarian response.


Was this a successful innovation process? What lessons about innovation were found? Each case study is part of a broader research that seeks to define and understand what successful innovation looks like in the humanitarian sector, and improve understanding of how undertake and support innovative programming can work in practice.

 

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