Gaining traction : measuring the impact of IHL training
Jessica Lees and Kate Sutton
[Melbourne] : Humanitarian Advisory Group, October 2019
31 p. ; 30 cm
Bibliographie: p. 30-31. - Photocopies
Prepared for the Australian Red Cross, the report looks at the impact of training humanitarian practitioners in IHL and humanitarian principles. The research builds an evidence base for how IHL and humanitarian principles training translates to humanitarian outcomes. Through five key findings and targeted recommendations, the report encourages a conversation about how to improve humanitarian outcomes through strengthened approaches to IHL and humanitarian principles capacity building. Based on interviews and surveys, the research found that: - IHL training can be linked to improved humanitarian outcomes; - training in IHL is only one step in a learning process; - the application of IHL and humanitarian principles is supported if there is a critical mass of actors in the context that understand and support the principles; - training for field practitioners needs to be practical and contextualised; and - awareness of IHL and humanitarian principles mitigates individual and operational risks in the field.