There is a place for written analysis that is clear about its objectives, and the needs of the target audience. I write from the perspective of a facilitator with real world practical experience. As a PhD candidate, my writing also strives for rigour and is based on a sound academic footing. As a natural story teller, I investigate the story and find the patterns.
For the FAO Crisis Management Centre for Animal Health, I conducted an after action review of their response to the H1N1 outbreak in Mexico, and produced an independent analysis of the organisational performance.
For the Humanitarian Futures Programme, I researched the strategic culture of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, the Inter-Agency Standing Committee, and the International Council of Voluntary Agencies ICVA.
Working as part of a team formed by Interworks (a US-based consulting firm) for the Japanese Development Agency JICA, I contributed to a handbook on transitional assistance.
For the Steering Committee for Humanitarian Response, I wrote a series of confidential Peer Review Reports on the Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse. These reports synthesised a series of interviews between staff of a particular organisation and a panel of peer reviewers. The organisations I analysed and reported on were: Oxfam GB, ICRC, IFRC, MSF-International, ACT, and LWF.
For Save the Children UK, I researched the role of commercial firms in humanitarian action
I researched the application of The Code of Conduct for the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) in Disaster Relief in Afghanistan for a joint ICVA-SCHR project. The Code was developed in 1992, currently stands at 300 signatories, and is hosted by the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies Secretariat in Geneva. With another consultant, I co-authored the first version of a commentary on the Code. The Commentary was premised upon the belief that the Code remains as relevant today as it was when written. Its purpose was to facilitate the effective application of Code of Conduct in a contemporary context.