Articles authored by Daly, Gerald

Practical Notes

Teams at their optimum efficiency during the normal course of work are more likely to be able to respond appropriately and handle pressure in emergency situations. This Practical Note goes on to describe various work procedures to ensure efficiency, communication and learning in a team. The author suggests ways of offering feedback to team members, skills supervisors should cultivate, and highlights the importance of `continuous learning'.

Humanitarians find themselves working and living day-by-day in a physically and psychologically demanding and politically complex environment. As there are very limited training mechanisms, each humanitarian is often making their own way through the field, learning from their own mistakes and successes. This practical note highlights some of the innovative (and sometimes unusual) practices that humanitarians have devised to overcome the old and modern challenges of working in the humanitarian field.