All In Diary: Essential Guide to Humanitarian Good Practice - 6th edition



Humanitarian needs are changing, with increasing numbers of people forcibly displaced by violence and conflict while natural disasters continue to cause many people to need emergency aid. This 6th edition of All In Diary aims to provide renewed guidance on key areas such as ‘conflict and fragility’, reflect trends towards e.g ‘cash-based assistance’, and reference latest resources.

Changes are also afoot at All In Diary. Here is a message from the Co-founders.

After 12 years, it is with sadness, but also enormous pride that we are writing this as our last Foreword for the All In Diary. The success of All In Diary as a critical ‘go to’ resource for humanitarian sector has never been more pronounced. This also means that it has outgrown its current model of operating on a voluntary basis.

All In Diary has always been used to support the training and capacity building of humanitarians. Particularly staff and volunteers like Musa (see side panel), of local and national organisations. In recent years we have experienced a significant increase in the reach of the All In Diary, along with requests for mobile applications, short courses and further adaptation of the content. However, it has been difficult to progress some of these interests due to the constraints of our current operating model.

We are therefore delighted to announce that, following publication of this 6th edition, the management and operation of All In Diary will move to become part of the International Association of Professionals in Humanitarian Assistance and Protection (PHAP). This is a fantastic opportunity to combine the practical, up-todate guidance and references within the All In Diary with the range of initiatives being driven by PHAP for supporting staff and volunteers, advancing learning and development on practice-based standards and promoting ethical and professional conduct in the humanitarian sector.

As we pass over responsibility to PHAP, we would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge and thank the very many individuals and organisations that have played such a significant role in the establishment, growth and success of the All In Diary.

In particular we would like to thank the current Board of Trustees who have helped to steer All In Diary towards a bright and more sustainable future – namely Charlie Dalrymple (Chair), Helen Varma, John Damerell, Sean Casey and Sam Coverdale. In addition, our sincere thanks to the volunteers who have supported us through 2017 and development of this 6th edition – Abir Soleiman, Phoebe Weller and Tristan Weller.

Special recognition goes to Bioforce Institute and KALU Institute who have increased awareness and accessibility of the All In Diary in French and Spanish speaking communities, through translation of both the 5th and 6th editions respectively. Similarly, support to significant numbers of humanitarians in the Middle East has been made possible following the Arabic translation and promotion of the All In Diary 5th edition in the region, by DisasterReady.

Finally, we would like to thank you, as users of the All In Diary for your interest, collaboration and constructive feedback over the past 12 years. We hope you can offer the same support to PHAP as the All In Diary continues to develop and innovate.

Linda Richardson and Gill Price

All In Diary Co-founders