September 24, 2012
Philip Tamminga, Head of DARA’s Humanitarian Aid Accountability Initiative, presented the Humanitarian Response Index (HRI) at a session of the NOHA Master’s Programme Intensive course, September 10th.
The topic of this year’s programme, organized by the University of Warsaw and the University of Deusto, was the concept of a global humanitarian system, with a special focus on protection. The NOHA IP 2012 aimed at introducing students to humanitarian action and the humanitarian system, its limitations and potential as well as the evolution of humanitarian assistance and current trends.
Mr. Tamminga shared findings from the HRI’s research findings over the past five years, providing an overview of how well donor governments and humanitarian actors have met the challenges of making aid more effective and accountable for people affected by crisis.
The NOHA Mundus Masters Intensive Programme is an inter-university joint course organised by the the NOHA Network, which consists of 9 European Universities. The programme brings together academics, researchers and practitioners to help prepare students for work in the humanitarian field. It serves as a unique forum where participants from different parts of the world and with different backgrounds, perspectives and expectations share knowledge and experiences on current issues and problems in the area of humanitarian action.