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Humanitarian networks

ALNAP is a humanitarian network, and our experience of the power of collective, coherent action has led us to focus on what are the important 'success factors' that make networks effective.

Our latest research: critical success factors in humanitarian networks

Our latest study, A networked response? Exploring national humanitarian networks in Asia, was launched in September 2013 at a panel discussion at ODI, London. It explores a number of networks across Asia - from the very small and new to the more established with larger memberships. Importantly, it extracts some of the learning from this region into factors that anyone involved with starting, managing or participating in a humanitarian network can use. It covers issues such as smart use of funding; pooling resources; avoiding certain power dynamics; and ensuring the right leadership style.

Previous ALNAP network initiatives

In 2008, ALNAP, in collaboration with ODI and ICVA, refined an approach to analysing and strengthening humanitarian networks. This then fed into a project to strengthen the capacities of regional networks of actors in the global South.  This has involved work with the Asian Disaster Reduction & Response Network (ADRRN) to help develop its new three-year strategy. 


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