The Special Chair Humanitarian Aid and Reconstruction engages in various collaborative research programmes, as well as humanitarian studies organisations.
Secure Livelihoods Research Consortium
The Special Chair Humanitarian Aid and Reconstruction is a partner in the Secure Livelihoods Research Consortium (SLRC). SLRC is a six year global research programme exploring livelihoods, basic services and social protection in conflict-affected situations. Funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID), SLRC was established in 2011 with the aim of strengthening the evidence base and informing policy and practice around livelihoods and services in conflict.
IS Academy Human Security in Fragile States
Humanitarian Aid and Reconstruction also coordinates the IS Academy on Human Security in Fragile States, which is a collaborative research programme of different academic institutions, the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and five Netherlands-based NGOs.
MFS II Evaluation
Humanitarian Aid and Reconstruction is part of the consortium engaged in the multi-year evaluation of Dutch development cooperation, and our research focuses on civil society and capacity development in DRC, Liberia, Uganda and international lobby and advocacy in the domain of conflict prevention and peace building.
Artisanal Mining in DRC
With the universities of Ghent and Bochum, and the Institut Supérieur de Développement Rural (ISDR) in Bukavu, we have a research programme on artisanal mining in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Humanitarian Aid and Reconstruction hosts the International Humanitarian Studies Association and co-organizes the third World Conference of Humanitarian Studies to be held in Istanbul in October 2013. Humanitarian Aid and Reconstruction aims to contribute to policy and practice. We are part of the Netherlands Humanitarian Panel, co-host the Café Humanitaire and partner with the Humanity House.