In light of increased demands for humanitarian assistance around the globe, the humanitarian system is undergoing profound changes, including the role of new donors, new actors, innovation and new technology, as well as direct political and security challenges to the delivery of humanitarian aid.
To understand and address these changes, as well as identifying how humanitarian aid can be delivered to affected populations, there is a need to connect existing knowledge and research, and create a platform for exchange among researchers, policy makers, practitioners and the public. As a result, the NCHS established the Research Network on Humanitarian Efforts.
The Research Network aims to strengthen dialogue and information exchange among researchers, practitioners, policy makers and the public on key issues, challenges and trends in the humanitarian sector.
The Research Network also provides a mechanism for exchange of knowledge and experiences among humanitarian researchers and to identify where further humanitarian related research is required.