The Action Learning Network for Accountability and Performance (ALNAP) historically issues “State of the Humanitarian System” reports regarding how the performance of the humanitarian system, how it is adapting to a rapidly changing context and set of demands, and where the major gaps are in terms of performance. The last repot was in 2015. Another report will be launched in December this year in London, after which the ALNAP team will make a trip to the US to host similar launches in DC and New York. Several Boston-based institutions have invited the team to come to Boston as well.
The Boston launch of the 2018 ALNAP “State of the Humanitarian System” Report will be held at Tufts University, on Friday, December 14 between 3:00 and 5:00. The sponsoring institutions include the Feinstein International Center at Tufts, the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, the Humanitarian Response Lab at MIT, Oxfam America and CDA.
The launch will take place in the ASEAN auditorium at the Fletcher School at Tufts, in Cabot Hall (on the mezzanine level above the “Hall of Flags”), 160 Packard Avenue, Medford. While there is some free parking on Packard Avenue down the hill from Fletcher, the safest bet for parking is in the Tufts parking garage at 419 Boston Avenue, on the north side of campus (Cabot Hall is about a five minute walk from there).
The program will include a presentation of the report, responses to the report by several members of the Boston humanitarian community (both academic and practitioner), time for questions and discussion, and a small reception for networking afterwards.