Humanitarian Horizons Research Programme


A military aircraft passes by the washed out coastal villages in the province of Leyte, Philippines after Typhoon Haiyan.
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The humanitarian space is facing unprecedented challenges. With more protracted crises in the world than ever before and demand for humanitarian funding at an all-time high, humanitarian actors need
 to be more effective and efficient. 

Australia is a key contributor to the humanitarian world, providing government and public funding, technical support and personnel, and research and thinking that contributes to improving the humanitarian system.

Launched in 2017, Humanitarian Advisory Group’s Humanitarian Horizons research programme, supported by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade was established to both inform and elevate the profile of humanitarian action in Asia and the Pacific.

Help us to identify research priorities in Asia and the Pacific by taking our

Research Advisory Committee

The research program will be informed and shaped by strategic advice from key stakeholders in the region. The Research Advisory Committee consists of members comprising of a private sector representatives, academics and peak body representatives. The role of the Research Advisory Committee is to provide strategic advice for the research program and inform research priorities, processes and findings. Click here to see our Research Advisory Committee.

Scoping report on research priorities in the region

The first phase of the research will involve mapping out the research priorities for the region to shape a more comprehensive three-year program. The scoping process will involve consultation with key research partners and other regional and global stakeholders. Humanitarian actors in Asia and the Pacific are invited to rank our research ideas by their practicality for informing their work. We also encourage you to suggest completely new ideas.