What we do
We believe that as humanitarian needs increase globally, there is an imperative to invest in thinking – independent, practitioner-led, cross-sector thinking – that asks the difficult questions and develops bold propositions. We know humanitarian actors in Asia and the Pacific have much to offer the global discourse.
Monitoring & evaluation
Excellence in practice need evidence – about what works, when, for whom and why. We have been involved in a wide range of evaluations including evaluating the effectiveness of humanitarian response operations, examining policy frameworks and evaluating advocacy initiatives. Our expert knowledge of the international humanitarian system, it’s benchmarks and core humanitarian standards and principles, allows us to work from a foundation of best practice. We aim to work with national consultants on all evaluations where possible.
Training & education
We develop and deliver training courses for a range of clients in order to strengthen capacity to prepare for and respond effectively to humanitarian emergencies, across for-profit and non-profit organisations. We also support organisations to learn from past and plan for future responses through facilitation of workshops, meetings and reflection events. Recent projects include the assessment of training needs for the Kenya-based Humanitarian Leadership Academy; design and delivery of training on international humanitarian protection for Australian Red Cross; facilitation of a government consultation on the design of the Syria response program for DFAT; and development and delivery of human security training for La Trobe University. We tailor and adapt materials to ensure that organisations and individuals are better equipped to respond effectively to the situations they deal with on a regular basis.
HAG has a strong track record in the area of independent research and supporting organisations with policy development. Together with our rigorous methodologies and network of scholars and practitioners, we ensure our research is accessible, applicable and relevant. In undertaking our research we endeavour to include a national consultant and an internship wherever possible.
Understanding your requirements and building effective client relationships is our way of ensuring we provide you with technical advice that meets your needs and exceeds your expectations. Our diverse experience, exposure to different country contexts and strategic relationships with trusted partners allows us to form a team that is best suited to your needs.