Social Science in Humanitarian Action Platform

The Social Science in Humanitarian Action: A Communication for Development Platform aims to establish networks of social scientists with regional and subject expertise to rapidly provide insight, analysis and advice, tailored to demand and in accessible forms, to better design and implement the social and communication dimensions of emergency responses.

The Platform, launched in early 2017, is a partnership between UNICEF and Institute of Development Studies (IDS) and support from Anthrologica. UNICEF is the convener and provides direction to the thematic areas covered by the platform and linkages to the broader global humanitarian community. IDS brings in the social science, anthropology and communication for development expertise to build the evidence-base for the platform and nurture relationships with local network of researchers. Anthrologica will focus on developing orientation and capacity building of local researchers and partners to conduct rapid research and support field deployments.

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