At ALNAP's 2012 Annual Meeting The Urban Challenge: Adapting humanitarian response to a changing world participants expressed the need for an online place for sharing resources that support learning and accountability efforts in urban disasters and conflict situations. From there, ALNAP and UN-Habitat developed the Urban Humanitarian Response Portal, which has now grown to be the largest library of reports, lessons learnt, policies, tools and methodologies relevant to responding to crises in urban environments.
The portal aims to:
In addition to a collection of urban response resources, ALNAP also hosts a discussion group - the urban community of practice - for urban humanitarian issues and features relevant events and multimedia.
ALNAP hosts a number of portals within our HELP Library on humanitarian issues, such as the Syria CALL Portal, the Humanitarian Principles Portal and the Emergency Capacity Building portal. These portals are set up in collaboration with many of our member organisations, and provide a one stop shop for all resources on a certain humanitarian topic to ensure the sector has the knowledge to improve performance. If you are interested in finding out more or talking to our team, please email comms [at] alnap [dot] org (subject: Portal%20enquiry%20) .