“Humanitarian Alternatives” is a project financially supported by five foundations represented
in the Partners Council: the Action Against Hunger Foundation (Serge Breysse), the French Red-Cross Fund (Jean-François Mattei), the Fondation de France (Francis Charhon), the Handicap International Foundation (Nathalie Herlemont-Zoritchak) and the Mérieux Foundation (Benoît Miribel).
In collaboration with a network of partner universities and institutes being developed: Université Laval (Québec), Chaire Raoul Dandurand / UQAM (Montréal), Université Lumière Lyon II / Université de Lyon, Institut Bioforce
The project initiators have a triple ambition:
- To create an open access journal, contributing to a critical thinking of the humanitarian sector on its own practices, challenges and evolutions.
- To create a meeting place and a space for dialogue, proximity and a dynamic exchange between researchers in humanities (sociology, history, economy, anthropology…) and practitioners of humanitarian action concerning the challenges that our sector is confronted with
- To give a broader international audience to a specific approach of humanitarian action rooted in the “without borders” movement, through the pooling of resources, thinking and projects;
The Humanitarian Alternatives journal is characterised by the publication of original contributions, validated by an independent reading committee.
The journal will be published three times a year, each issue being structured around a specific topic. A possibility of subscription for the printed version and single-issue purchase are also intended.
To know more about the aims of the project initiators, we invite you to read the Editorial of the Inaugural Issue.
* “Broken Chair”, erected Place des Nations in Geneva on the initiative of Handicap International is an artwork of Daniel Berset.