On 22 August, PHAP organized an online event to discuss the All In Diary, a much-used resource in the sector, which for the past 12 years has been providing humanitarian practitioners with essential, up-to-date, and succinct guidance in a convenient format. This event featured Linda Richardson and Gill Price, co-founders of All In Diary, as well as two users of All In Diary who shared their experiences on using the diary in their work: Tina Bolding, Director of DisasterReady.org and Shahid Mahmood, Resilience Programme Manager, Concern Worldwide Pakistan.
Linda Richardson provided a brief background on how All In Diary was created, as well as its format and features. This was followed by Shahid Mahmood, who shared how he has used the All In Diary in his work. He highlighted in particular its easy-to-use structure, its conciseness, and that it is available in a physical format that can be used regardless of the availability of electricity or internet. Tina Bolding shared how DisasterReady has used the All In Diary both directly as a resource on their platform, but also as the basis for developing five mobile courses that complement the diary pages and make the content more accessible for an even wider audience. Gill Price provided an overview of how the All In Diary is kept up to date through the regular revision process. She also highlighted the main changes in the sixth edition, including new and updated material on displacement and migration; legal frameworks; humanitarian response in urban areas, and cash transfer programming.
If you have not done so already, you can access a free download of the sixth edition for personal use or purchase a printed copy at http://allindiary.org/.
PHAP is honored to announce that, following publication of this new edition, the management and operation of All In Diary will transition to become part of PHAP. The mission and approach of All in Diary, emphasizing ease of accessibility and a solid basis in cross-sector practice, are directly in line with PHAP’s aims as an association of practitioners seeking to continuously reinforce the effectiveness of humanitarian work in the face of new challenges. Having worked with the AID team throughout the year on the transition, we now look forward to continue developing this important resource as part of PHAP’s support to staff and volunteers, advancing learning and development on practice-based standards and promoting ethical and professional conduct in the humanitarian sector.
If you missed the event, you can now find the audio and video recordings of the presentations and Q&A session at phap.org/22aug2018
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