Who we are
Vision and mission
PHAP is the individual-based professional association bringing
together all parts of the humanitarian sector. With a shared vision that
human life and dignity are safeguarded in the face of humanitarian crises, the association’s mission is to empower capable and informed professionals to transform humanitarian action.
A key means to this end is to focus on concrete, practical measures
to enhance the availability, experiences, skills, competencies,
professional networks, and both formal and informal support structures
of humanitarian personnel at all levels and in all parts of the system.
PHAP's current Strategic Framework was adopted by the General Assembly on 22 June 2016.
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Develop: Professionals apply relevant knowledge and employ effective practices
Convene: New perspectives on critical issues are inspired by inclusive and objective discussion
Support: Well-equipped humanitarian practitioners effectively manage instability, strain, and risk
Member and stakeholder engagement: Expanded, diverse, and engaged network of members and other stakeholders
Fee-based activities and services: Widespread and sustainable access to excellent content
Grants and donations: Sufficient and predictable funding
Global online content delivery and communication: Robust technical and communication infrastructure
Live interactions: Frequent, high-quality on-site, online, and hybrid meetings and events
Foundations for impact
Individual engagement. As a
professional association, an active and engaged professional community
is the fundamental basis for PHAP’s development and its ability to
successfully pursue its mission and objectives. PHAP engages individuals
at all levels, following the best practices of professional
associations in other sectors.
The ability of PHAP to enhance the capacity of the humanitarian sector
also depends on its ability to develop and maintain relationships with
agencies and NGOs active in the humanitarian community, as well as with
donor and host governments and other stakeholders. PHAP develops and
maintains organizational relationships at various levels to ensure the
timely and effective design and implementation of its activities, tools,
Are you inspired by the mission of PHAP? Read more about membership in the association and consider joining today.
Does your organization pursue similar or complementary aims? Please contact us to explore how we might work together.