Activity 2.1 B
Search using informal networks
This activity will guide you in the use of informal methods to uncover information on potential solutions that isn't available through formal channels.
It is unlikely you are facing a problem that has not been faced by others in the humanitarian sector, either within the country where you are working or in similar contexts elsewhere. We suggest two straightforward approaches and provide advice to help you find out about the experiences of others and about potential solutions that might already exist.
Before exploring the activities in this section, it is worth reviewing relevant research carried out in the Recognition stage as well as the Humanitarian Parameters section of this guide (in particular, the briefing on Humanitarian Architecture) to help you think through potentially useful people and organisations.