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December, 2023
Social Science for Community Engagement in Humanitarian Action

Bridging theory and practice

The social sciences have long had a solid connection to humanitarian action. A recent project has aimed to strengthen this further in how humanitarian actors engage communities in their work. The Social Science for Community Engagement in Humanitarian Action (SS4CE in HA) project was implemented from October 2020 to December 2022 through the support of USAID’s Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (BHA).

The goal was to strengthen regional and global demand and capacity for social science integration into humanitarian programming in order to: 

  1. Ensure engagement of affected and at-risk communities throughout the humanitarian programme cycle (HPC)
  2. Contribute to more adaptive, rapid, effective and efficient humanitarian action (HA)

In collaboration with more than 70 humanitarian partners across humanitarian practice and academia, the SS4CE in HA project has been aiming to facilitate community engagement of affected and at-risk communities throughout the humanitarian program cycle.

Visit the SS4CE in HA project page

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