Crisis & Security

Protecting people
in crisis, emergency
and disaster

We provide research, advice, and tools for situation analysis and to protect people and communities in humanitarian crisis, conflict, disaster recovery, and emergency

We ensure that ethics and human rights are at the forefront of emergency and disaster, preparation, mitigation, response, and recovery, including when new and emerging technologies are used. This covers humanitarian crisis resulting from man-made, natural and hybrid hazards. We also provide expertise in the areas of conflict prevention, human security and stabilisation. Our services enhance the resilience of groups at risk and increase the capacity of crisis management, government, humanitarian, and civil society actors with whom we closely collaborate.


Building trust

People-centred research

We help our partners and clients focus on the human and social impacts of crises and engage directly with civil society

Knowledge transfer

Fostering trust in solutions

We build trust with communities by supporting transparent, accurate and explainable approaches to human security, including emergency and disaster response, management, and Ethical-AI technologies

Knowledge sharing

A holistic approach to crisis

We work on theory and practice related to human security, including emergency and disaster response and management from recovery to prevention, learning from past (in)actions to build resilience

Tailored security

Inclusive communication

Our interdisciplinary team translates research into sustainable impact by ensuring inclusive pathways and narratives for dialogue between all actors involved in human security, and emergency and disaster response and management

Impact and Achievements

We engage with international organisations, humanitarian actors, researchers, policy makers, planners, first and second responders, civil society actors, faith communities, lawyers, and other audiences relevant to the protection of people in emergency and disaster response and management. Our activities generate tangible impact, ensuring that foundational ethical principles, such as autonomy, transparency, accountability, and justice ground all activities. This includes adherence to the ‘do no harm’ principle and the avoidance of re-victimisation. The results include among others, increased platforms for civil society voices, greater understanding and ownership over personal data, safer and more sustainable technologies and risk and management methodologies.

Our Services

Featured from our Knowledge Library

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The ethics of a multilingual app in humanitarian emergencies: finding a voice or excluding voices?

Closing the risk perception gap to increase disaster resilience

Developing innovative tools for improved search and rescue operations

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