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Dubai International Humanitarian & Re-Development Conference & Exhibition (DIHAD) 1-3 April 2012

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DIHAD is a humanitarian aid, disaster management and re-development event that takes place in Dubai every year. DIHAD is recognised as the leading humanitarian event in the region and aims to help facilitate a greater and more efficient relationship between aid agencies, NGO's, suppliers and needy...

Business Roundtable Partnership for Disaster Response

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Business Roundtable first activated the Partnership for Disaster Response immediately following Hurricane Katrina. The Partnership is an effort to expand corporate commitment, beyond financial contributions, to respond to natural disasters. The Partnership’s goal is to enhance the efficiency of...

How Can My Company Help? - A Guide for Country Managers in Responding to Natural Disasters

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How Can My Company Help? - A Guide for Country Managers in Responding to Natural Disasters is intended to help companies prepare for a local corporate response to crises in their country or region. The guide includes information on building partnerships with relief agencies, assessing on-the-ground...

Interagency Network for Education in Emergencies Minimum Standards

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Interagency Network for Education in Emergencies Minimum Standards express a committment to the notion that all individuals – children, youth and adults – have a right to education during emergencies, both natural and man-made. The standards are qualitative in nature and are intended to be...

Measuring the Impact of Humanitarian Aid: A Review of Current Practice

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Measuring the Impact of Humanitarian Aid: A Review of Current Practice, a report of the Humanitarian Policy Group at the Overseas Development Institute, investigates the current state of the art in measuring and analysing the impact of humanitarian assistance. The report is concern with questions...

Ceres Principles

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Ceres Principles is a ten-point code of corporate environmental conduct publicly endorsed by companies as an environmental mission statement or ethic. Imbedded in that code of conduct is the mandate to report. By endorsing the Ceres Principles or adopting their own comparable code, companies not...

Needs assessment and decision-making in the humanitarian sector

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This report documents the findings of a year-long study into the link between needs assessment and decision-making in the humanitarian sector.

Measuring the impact of humanitarian aid

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This report investigates the current state of the art in measuring and analysing the impact of humanitarian assistance. It is concerned with questions around how impact can be measured, why this is increasingly being demanded, and whether it is possible to do it better. It also explores the...

The 2008 Humanitarian Accountability Report

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The 2008 Humanitarian Accountability Report reviews the progress made towards strengthening accountability norms and practices in the humanitarian sector, including an overview of Humanitarian Accountability in 2008. The report also provides detail findings of the annual perceptions of humanitarian...

Responding to urban disasters: Learning from previous relief and recovery operations

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This paper draws on experience from the responses to a number of urban disasters. It highlights key lessons to guide local authorities, national governments, international agencies, the private sector, learning centres and community organisations in approaching the specific challenges of addressing...