At Humanitarian Advisory Group, how we work is as important as what we do.
Our values guide us in all that we do and partnership is no exception. We aim to be ridiculously flexible with all our partners to ensure that their needs are met, no matter the time zone difference. We foster an open, honest and brave approach to partnership, welcoming two-way feedback and real-time adjustments to the way we work together. We seek partner feedback during project design, implementation and evaluation, and we draw on partner wisdom when we make all sorts of decisions.
Our goal is to use our platform and networks to amplify the voices and knowledge of local and national organisations. We see our role as elevating, accompanying and supporting the growth and priorities of local, national and regional humanitarian actors as they work in their own communities, and providing tools and guidance to help others do the same.
We do this not only because we are a B Corp and Social Traders certified social enterprise, with at least 50% of our profit committed to social purpose activities, because we believe it’s right. We believe in generously contributing our knowledge and expertise to achieve common goals and objectives.
We do this in a diversity of ways: independent research, events, mentoring, education and training, supporting local partners, promoting ethical business practices and responding generously, from a position of ‘yes’, to the requests of our peers across the sector.
We enable, mentor and support, and learn from, those who want to work in the humanitarian sector. Our internship program provides opportunities for students engaged in advanced university study to develop their skills in research, training and technical support. We value bringing new and diverse voices to our organisation to encourage fresh thinking.
The humanitarian world has many contentious issues. We explore them bravely and authentically because we believe the best solutions lie in the art of an honest and evidence-based debate.
We believe in giving generously of our ideas, energy, time and networks. We start from a position of ‘yes’.
We understand that life and work don’t run to schedule. We support each other and our partners through changing deadlines, competing priorities and evolving goals to achieve the best possible outcomes.
We constantly test our own assumptions and those of the humanitarian world. We explore both the why and the how. We are eager to listen and learn, recognising that knowledge and wisdom often come from unexpected places.
Boundaries can get blurred. We want ours to be crystal clear and we want to be held accountable. We work with B Corps and adhere to ethical standards so we can hold our heads high and have confidence in our practices.