A Blueprint for Professionalizing Humanitarian Assistance

The world of humanitarian assistance is growing and changing enoumously. In order to be able to deal with these growths, the authors describe seven recommendations that aim to professionalize the individuals that are working in humanitarian organizations to promote the quality and integrity of the workforce in terms of competence and skills: create an international professional association; provide certified trainings; open routes towards certification; focus on core competencies; provide accredited trainers; support the IHSA; and to aim for recognition from employers and states.