Humanitarian Advisory Group (HAG) brings fresh thinking to challenge the status quo of humanitarian aid. As an ethically driven business, we combine humanitarian passion with entrepreneurial agility to think and do things differently.
We bring fresh thinking to challenge the status quo of humanitarian aid, to support the sector to deliver better and ultimately provide better outcomes for those affected by crisis and disasters. We provide a unique space for thinking, discussion and testing new ideas and work with organisations on improving programming, strengthening policies, providing an evidence-base on which to make decisions and reviewing how responses have impacted the most vulnerable.
In any one day our team could be undertaking interviews with local experts in Afghanistan to understand how COVID-19 has impacted local a workshop to shape an NGO’s humanitarian priorities, delivering a presentation on how the international humanitarian system works for the Australian Defence Force, or designing a policy on inclusive humanitarian leadership.
Our research is rigorous, accessible and relevant – bridging the gap between academia and practice by generating evidence and learning from local experts.
As an independent organisation we bring an innovative approach to how we understand impact. We aim to produce accessible review processes and publications that capture success stories and lay out clear pathways for improvement.
We bring people together to collectively review, reflect and plan. We enjoy helping to address practical challenges facing teams and bringing current best practice and new ideas to the table.
We support humanitarian agencies and donors to develop or adapt policies and programs that reflect best practice and continual learning.
Our thematic focus areas have developed from listening and responding to sector needs, gaps and curiosities. These areas draw on the expertise, knowledge and skills of our staff, national consultants and partners, and regional advisors.
Tracking the progress and impact of women’s leadership in COVID-19 responses in the Philippines, UN Women, 2020-21.
Design of the Bangladesh Rohingya and Host Community Humanitarian Package, Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, 2020
Becoming a leader: Leadership learning pathway for PIEMA agencies and Responding together: Strategy for gender equality in disaster management in the Pacific, Pacific Islands Emergency Management Alliance Project, 2020