Project

Social Science in Humanitarian Action: a Communication for Development Platform

The Social Science in Humanitarian Action: A Communication for Development Platform aims to establish networks of social scientists with regional and subject expertise to rapidly provide insight, analysis and advice, tailored to demand and in accessible forms, to better design and implement the social and communication dimensions of emergency responses.

The need to bring in anthropological perspectives to humanitarian crises was highlighted by the Ebola outbreak in West Africa in 2014. In reference to the most recent set of Ebola cases in the DRC (2018) founder and director of Anthrologica, Juliet Bedford, a partner of the platform explains the ‘Anthropologists can provide intellegence about the context of response for getting things rights. It is important to understand things not just from a clinical perspective, but also from a sociocultural perspective’

Listen to the full interview with the BBC World Service

The Platform is a partnership between UNICEF and Institute of Development Studies (IDS) and support from Anthrologica.

www.socialscienceinaction.org

Key contacts

Image of Santiago Ripoll
Santiago Ripoll

Research Officer

Project details

start date
1 Oct 2016
end date
31 December 2017
value
£0

Partners

In partnership with
UNICEF
Supported by
UNICEF

About this project

People

Image of Annie Wilkinson
Annie Wilkinson

Research Fellow

Image of Santiago Ripoll
Santiago Ripoll

Research Officer

Recent work

News

New epidemic online platform calls for local response to Ebola

Launched today in partnership between the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) is a new online platform, the Epidemic Response Anthropology Platform (ERAP2), building on the success of the award-winning work of the original Ebola...

11 June 2018