New funding to establish Research network on humanitarian efforts

 

The Norwegian Centre for Humanitarian Studies (NCHS) has received funding from the Norwegian Research Council’s NORGLOBAL program, to create a network connecting relevant ongoing research on humanitarian efforts, in Norway and internationally.

It will create a platform for exchange among researchers, and establish exchanges with policy makers and practitioners, as well as the broader public, improving the quality of research and better addressing current challenges raised in the humanitarian sector.

The NCHS network will bridge practical and analytical knowledge, by connecting research conducted on specific crises with practitioners’ own experiences. Facts and findings from research projects will be brought to bear on concrete, and evolving, policy challenges. The focus will be on five pillars: the humanitarian-security-development nexus; the humanitarian system; humanitarianism and health; humanitarianism and refugee protection; and humanitarianism and gender.

The network will have its first kick-off meeting on 7-8 March 2019 at PRIO, gathering researchers from the three partners institutes, CMI, PRIO and NUPI, as well as international partners and other Norway-based researchers interested in humanitarian issues.

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