The Social Science in Humanitarian Action Platform (SSHAP) is a programme of work focusing on the social dimensions of emergency responses.
Our vision is to encourage emergency responses which are effective, adaptive, contextually informed, sensitive to vulnerabilities and power relations, planned in consultation with affected communities and local institutions, and based on social and interdisciplinary science and evidence.
We provide evidence on demand, capacity-building, and networking spaces on emergencies that relate to health, conflict or the environment. We focus our efforts on exploring the political economy, community engagement and cultural logics, social difference and vulnerabilities of those emergencies.
SSHAP is a partnership between the Institute of Development Studies, Anthrologica , Gulu University, Le Groupe D’etudes Sur Les Conflits Et La Sécurité Humaine (GEC-SH), London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and University of Juba, CRCF Senegal, University of Ibadan and the Sierra Leone Urban Research Centre. SSHAP is supported by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office and the Wellcome Trust, with previous funding from UNICEF.
You can browse our collections of resources relating to emergency responses.