The Centre for Humanitarian Change (CHC), is a newly formed humanitarian think-tank based in East Africa and specialising in addressing the challenges of effective assistance to people in fragile areas.
Centre for Humanitarian Change has drawn together Kenyan and locally based, International expertise to provide professional research, assessment and learning to strengthen the planning, technical, institutional and management aspects of programming in fragile parts of Africa.
The centre covers multiple sectors and specialises in the capacity development needs of local institutions and service providers. The Centre undertakes a comprehensive body of research and studies contributing to the centre’s themes; ‘Identifying the characteristics of an aid model for fragile areas’, ‘Effective service delivery models for fragile areas’, ‘The role of local organisations in highly insecure and fragile areas’ and ‘Translating evidence of what works into to action’.
CHC also uses findings from multiple evaluations and reviews to contribute to the professionalization of local NGOs in humanitarian aid delivery.
CHC believes that the people adapting and applying the more effective aid projects should be the ones also influencing how others work. The centre seeks to directly guide practice through a system of cross-cultural and cross-organisational coaching, mentoring and demonstration.
Through its extensive work throughout the region the centre is identifying good practice and recognising ‘champions’ to teach others throughout the region and beyond. CHC aims to turn innovative learning into local capacity and turn evidence into action.