The diversity of the network that PHAP has developed – the diversity of the members who all gravitate towards the same idea – is something quite unique. Interacting and networking with other humanitarian professionals who are engaged in work across a variety of different fields is an important priority for me. With members from the sector as a whole, we have a great opportunity – in terms of understanding other peoples operations and in terms of becoming better in our own operations.

- PHAP member (since 2011)

Member exchange community to be launched in February

28 Jan 2017

As a professional association, a central part of the mission of PHAP is to support its members – experienced humanitarian practitioners from all different backgrounds – to be more effective in their work. As part of this, and in response to the top priorities identified in its 2016 member survey, the association will launch a new dedicated online community in mid-February to facilitate exchange of experience and advice among members of the association.

Following best practice in professional community management, the focus of the community will initially be on facilitating the provision of timely, practical information and resources in response to questions that arise in members’ day-to-day work. There is a tremendous amount of experience to be found in the PHAP membership, with professionals and volunteers at all levels and in all parts of the global humanitarian sector. Connecting members with each other in meaningful and constructive ways is therefore a core function of the association.

PHAP members will receive further information about the launch of the online community in the coming weeks.


If you have any questions about PHAP’s new community, please contact Nishanie Jayamaha.