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Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute

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Collaborations

Through partnerships with non-governmental organisations (NGOs), industry bodies and policy-makers we are able to make a meaningful impact in the field and reach many key humanitarian decision-makers internationally.

Providing humanitarian aid effectively is influenced by policy at many levels. Local, regional, national and international laws and regulations may all have an effect of responses and initiatives - and the insights and opinions of those providing and managing aid are important.

To help shape the regulatory climate we share and facilitate events, carry out policy briefings and workshops, and inform law makers all over the world through academic research output. Our experienced staff are members of various boards and advisory groups and we have a number of affiliated staff and contacts who also contribute to the dissemination of our work.

International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies

Our robust approach to humanitarian education has led to a teaching arrangement with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and we are pleased to contribute to their staff and associate training programmes. 

Médecins Sans Frontières

Our Institute Director Rony Brauman was President of Médecins Sans Frontières (France) for 12 years and Executive Director Bertrand Taithe is on the Scientific Board of CRASH at MSF Paris. We maintain close ties to the organisation as one of the leading bodies in international medical assistance and have helped influence activity whilst gaining insights from operations all over the world.

Harvard Humanitarian Initiative

We have a number of staff affiliated with the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative - an international, multidisciplinary partnership of organisations working on improving humanitarian responses worldwide. 

Tata Institute of Social Sciences

We have an official student exchange agreement with the Tata Institute of Social Sciences in India. The Tata Institute is a centre of excellence in international social higher education, and our agreement enables postgraduates from both Institute's gain valuable overseas experience, and benefit from humanitarian and social insights from another culture. 

International Alert

We have formed an important partnership with International Alert. This London based organisation is the biggest peacebuilding INGO in Europe and 2nd largest in the world. It has been in receipt of some £70m funding for projects all over the world in the last 9 years.

It both works on the ground in 25 countries and territories around the world and is one of the leading, senior policy voices on peacebuilding, providing high level policy advice to governments and inter-governmental organisations. Its philosophy and approach, developed over many years of field experience, are very close to the intellectual framework for peace and conflict studies that we have developed in HCRI.

Governance and Social Development Resource Centre (GSDRC)

We participate in a partnership of research institutes, think-tanks and consultancy organisations with expertise in governance, social development, humanitarian and conflict issues. Through this collaboration with Coffey and GSDRC, we have provided bespoke research and consultancy services since 2012 via the research helpdesk, which delivers rapid, on-demand desk-based research to international development agencies such as Department for International Development (DFID) and the European Commission.

The ongoing success of the Institute would not be possible without funding and support from The University of Manchester, University Hospital South Manchester, and a generous personal benefaction. We are also grateful for the assistance of our alumni philanthropists.

If you would like to explore supporting the work of the Institute through research collaborations, meetings activities, or charitable gifts, please contact us.