The Urban Competency Framework for Humanitarian Action (UCF) outlines the key competencies and accompanying behaviours that all those working in humanitarian response need in order to work effectively in urban settings.
The UCF can be used by individuals, institutions or organisations to assess suitability for working in urban crises, improve competencies and ensure those that are involved in urban humanitarian action are effective. It can be used by learning providers to develop courses and curricula based on the skills needed in urban humanitarian action. It can also be a tool for improving collaboration and encouraging an intersectoral approach between local authorities, humanitarians, built environment professionals, engineers, civil society and other key stakeholders.
To learn more about how to use the UCF, and for a toolkit of resources to support using the framework, download a copy of our User Guide.
The UCF was drafted through a consultative process, with input from urban specialists from around the globe. If you would like to read more about the initial research behind the first drafts of the UCF download a copy of the Research Report.
Click here to read a case study on local urban response in the Philippines and learn how this relates to the UCF.