Suffering devastating drought in silence
The Centre for Humanitarian Change (CHC) is a humanitarian think tank based in East Africa that seeks to improve outcomes for people in fragile and conflict affected areas by redefining the aid model. Strengthening the adaptive and learning capacity of the aid system and using evidence of What Works locally helps us to break down system-wide barriers to using systems thinking and context specific approaches.
The role of local organizations in fragile areas
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Identifying the characteristics of an aid model
Effective service delivery models for fragile areas
Latest Blog & News
In a post-pandemic world of climate shocks, we mustn’t exclude adaptive entrepreneurs from response programmes
In the second blog in our series on the drought, Jackson Wachira reminds us that, “In a post-pandemic world of climate shocks, we mustn’t exclude adaptive entrepreneurs from response programmes”
Why are Kenyans left on their own and suffering devastating drought in silence?
In the first of a new series of blogs on the current crises in the region, Nancy Balfour asks “Why Kenyans are left on their own and suffering devastating drought in silence?”
World Bank Fragility and water security study in South Sudan(Project Completed)
A new study by CHC into fragility and water security in South Sudan finds that the relationship between water and conflict is complex. Water is both a driver of conflict and a catalyst for peace
Anticipatory Action to drought induced crisis in Kenya and Somalia
In May 2022, Centre for Humanitarian Change released its report “Anticipatory Action to drought induced crisis in Kenya and Somalia”, which tracked two years’ worth of drought impact and aid response data between 2020-2022.
National Consultation Workshops on Rural Sanitation in Kenya wrap up
CHC collaborated with Andy Robinson, who is an independent WASH specialist, to provide technical support to UNICEF and the Ministry of Health during the just concluded National consultation workshops on rural sanitation in Kenya. In particular, CHC assisted in the review and adaptation of rural sanitation implementing guidelines and protocols for Arid and Semi Arid […]
CHC Founding Director to present at the World Conference on Humanitarian Studies
CHC Founding Director, Nancy Balfour will present a paper at the World Conference on Humanitarian Studies scheduled from 3-5 November 2021 in Paris, France and online. The paper is entitled: ‘Expanding the utility of seasonal surveys – Including Household Water In-Security Experience (HWISE) in nutrition and food security analysis in humanitarian settings’. It is based […]
Evaluation of the UNICEF Mozambique response to the Cabo Delgado emergency finalized
Since June, CHC has been evaluating the UNICEF Mozambique Country Office response to the Level 2 emergency in Cabo Delgado province. CHC worked in collaboration with the UNICEF Mozambique office staff, UNICEF East and Southern Africa Regional staff, implementing partners, other UN agencies, donors and other organizations to gather insights on the crisis. The evaluation […]
UNICEF & Government of Indonesia adopt stronger WASH coordination mechanism
CHC in collaboration with Predikt supported UNICEF and the Government of Indonesia to develop a WASH coordination mechanism for national and provincial responses, with roles for government institutions and nongovernmental organizations laid out. This was achieved through a systematic assessment of the WASH in Emergencies (WiE) sector in Indonesia. This study aimed to complete a […]
Workshop on Climate, Disease Outbreaks and WASH Response on 14th -15th April 2021
Date: 14th -15th April 2021 CHC is partnering with MSF, Oxfam and University of Nairobi to bring together knowledge and practice on climate forecasting and disease outbreaks with the aim of improving our capacity to respond effectively, especially in the water, sanitation and hygiene sector (WASH). We are planning an event in April to bring […]
CHC tests innovative Learning Sprints on Nawiri COVID-19 response in Samburu and Turkana
Adaptive implementation: Nawiri staff taking handwashing stations to Longech and Namukuse Dispensaries in Turkana by boat due to impassable roads USAID Nawiri has been cushioning nutrition outcomes from the immediate and latent effects of COVID-19 in Samburu and Turkana counties, by supporting local systems and institutions to provide safe, uninterrupted access to essential goods and […]
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