Our Work

Key Projects

Our work helps to build the knowledge and skills of individuals and organisations worldwide for effective humanitarian action.

We work around the world, prioritising support for individuals and organisations in disaster-prone countries. We work in partnerships with both humanitarian and development actors across a range of sectors.  

We improve learning across the sector through establishing competencies, standards and systems of recognition, and directly supporting organisations involved in capacity building. Our unique position enables us to act as an honest and neutral broker to the sector, supporting the sharing of best practice and developing professional knowledge and skills. 

Bridging the Gap

Faith actors are a critical component of first and lasting response in humanitarian situations. They are already often active as first responders, but can struggle to be recognised in humanitarian response. 

Bridging the Gap is designed to bring together national and international faith and non-faith based actors in South Sudan, to increase understanding, trust, coordination and collaboration in humanitarian response and recovery.

Bridging the Gap

Building WASH Capacity in Sudan

According to the 2017 Humanitarian Needs Overview, an estimated 3.5 million people in Sudan are in need of some form of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) assistance.

Through three complementary projects, RedR UK's Sudan team is working to build Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) capacity at national, state and locality level. 

Building WASH Capacity in Sudan

Mission Ready: Online Security Training

In recent years, the threats facing aid workers delivering programmes around the world have risen significantly. Mission Ready is an interactive, online security training platform that gives aid workers the knowledge and skills they need to stay safe. 

Mission Ready uses cutting-edge technology to enhance learning through real-time, ‘point-of-view’ (POV) video scenarios, putting aid workers in the kind of situations they are likely to face in the field. This innovative approach results in an immersive and engaging learning experience, which is essential within the current global security context.

Mission Ready: Online Security Training

The Urban Competency Framework

With the increasing growth and vulnerability of cities to natural and manmade disasters, there is a growing need to adapt humanitarian expertise to urban crises.

RedR UK is working in partnership with the Global Alliance for Urban Crises to develop the Urban Competency Framework; a comprehensive and adaptable set of minimum capability standards for effectively responding to urban crises.

The Urban Competency Framework

Standardising Learning in the Humanitarian Sector

The humanitarian sector is facing crises of increasing complexity and severity and the need for expertise has never been greater.  In a sector supported by a rapidly expanding and diverse global workforce, finding experienced candidates and building capacity through quality learning has become more vital than ever.

RedR UK has partnered with Bioforce Institute and Pearson Education, with funding and support from the Humanitarian Leadership Academy, to facilitate the creation of a global standard for professional development that directly meets the needs of the humanitarian sector.

Standardising Learning in the Humanitarian Sector

Security Incident Information Management (SIIM)

Humanitarian organisations need context-specific information to understand the unique security concerns that put staff at risk and hinder access to beneficiary populations. 

The 21-month Security Incident Information Management (SIIM) project, funded by EU Humanitarian Aid, was launched in December 2016. The project aims to tackle these issues by bringing together RedR UK’s capacity-building expertise and Insecurity Insight's strong track-record in humanitarian data management. 

Security Incident Information Management (SIIM)

Africa Catalyst

According to a new global study by the Centre for Economics and Business Research there is a strong positive correlation between engineering strength and economic development.

Through the Africa Catalyst project, RedR UK is working to strengthen the Federation of African Engineering Organisations (FAEO), a professional engineering body in Nigeria, so that they can effectively promote the profession and increase local engineering capacity in order to help drive development in the country and region.

The project is funded by the Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng) through their Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) Africa Catalyst programme, which aims to strengthen professional engineering bodies in sub-Saharan Africa.

Africa Catalyst

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