Humanitarian Advocacy and Service supports the WEA mission through three basic strategies: Research, advocacy and capacity building. Research focuses on acquiring and reviewing existing research evidence, in some instances developing new evidence, and then translating research evidence for use by WEA members and stakeholders. Research on the contribution of the Evangelical Community to international development is one example.
Advocacy refers to representing and strengthening the voices of those in need or who care for those in need, including local faith communities and faith-based NGOs. In crises, advocacy can mean speaking for the local faith community which may be (and often is) overwhelmed by the power of international relief efforts. In building capacity, it can mean advocating for recognition of the necessity of engaging with local faith communities and faith-based actors. Examples of this role include representing the faith community to the United Nations, the World Bank, World Health and other international bodies.
International Community Research (ICR) is the private consulting service supporting this site and Humanitarian Advocacy through revenue from international consulting. ICR works with local faith communities and global organizations to create stronger, more resilient communities through care and protection of the most vulnerable community members. It also partners with NGOs on research, including program evaluation, program design, and training.
More about the Director, Humanitarian Advocacy and Service available here