Humanitarian Consulting was established to work with humanitarian organisations, governments, the private sector and communities to improve disaster response, risk reduction and resilience, and to contribute to the expansion of research, knowledge and innovation.
Mary Picard and Victoria Bannon have a unique combination of legal, research and operational experience and are among a small number of globally recognised experts in disaster law.
This evolving field encompasses international and domestic legislative, policy and institutional frameworks for
- Disaster risk reduction and resilience
- Disaster preparedness and response
- Climate change adaptation
This work also includes a range of cross-cutting issues related to law, policy and research on human rights, non-discrimination, community empowerment, gender, social inclusion, quality and accountability, as well as issues relating to capacity development.
Humanitarian Consulting services are based on the belief that all programs and services for vulnerable people should:
- Be provided without adverse discrimination on the basis of race, religion, sex, gender, age, ability, social status and economic situation.
- Empower people and their communities to be at the centre of program and service development.
- Achieve long term, sustainable outcomes.
- Respect and adhere to relevant international human right and humanitarian standards, laws and principles.
- Meet high standards of accountability, transparency with a commitment to best practice and continuous learning.
About their services.
- Disaster risk reduction & resilience
- Climate change adaptation
- Capacity development
- Disaster response & preparedness
- Law, policy & research
- Program management & evaluation
Strengthening resilience. Improving Response.
Humanitarian Consulting specialises in the strengthening of legal, policy and institutional frameworks for disaster preparedness, response, recovery, risk reduction, resilience, and climate change adaptation. They work with governments, regional and development organisations, humanitarian agencies and NGOs, the private sector and communities.
They also work in research, advocacy and innovation in cross-cutting areas such as human rights, community empowerment, displacement and resettlement, gender and social inclusion, quality and accountability and organisational development.
Global perspective. Local solutions.
Their Principal Consultants provide a global perspective on local issues. They bring a depth of knowledge, ideas and practical solutions, drawn from their personal experience in many disaster-affected countries, as well as from their international and comparative legal and policy research.
Humanitarian Consulting services are offered globally, whether the need is for office-based research and drafting, in-country consultations and workshops, or operational support.