Every two months, our thought provoking blog posts appear to shed light on selected topical humanitarian themes and issues that we consider paramount. These blog entries deliver key messages in a non-technical fashion.
Often, blog posts are inspired by our evaluation and research work.
by Ed Schenkenberg van Mierop. Years ago, when OCHA needed a tagline, its staff engaged in an email exchange on ideas for a new marketing catchphrase. Though the cluster approach – the mainstream humanitarian coordination model – was still in its
by Ed Schenkenberg van Mierop. When he started in his new job as UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator (USG/ERC) in the
by Ed Schenkenberg van Mierop. As 30-odd political and humanitarian leaders lined up for the photo op to mark the signing of the Grand Bargain
by Ed Schenkenberg van Mierop. Sooner or later, governments, UN organisations, NGOs, and others will undertake after-action reviews and evaluations of their response to the