Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
Humanitarian Innovation Initiative (HI2)



The Professional Association of Academic Training Centers in Humanitarian Health (PAATCHH), composed of North American universities and NGOs, aims to address the need for greater professionalization of the humanitarian workforce, promote the rigorous implementation of evidence-based practice, and foster a culture of innovation and knowledge dissemination. PAATCHH is committed to strengthening the long-standing and rich collaboration between its constituent members and their partners in the global south through an exchange of personnel, ideas, and resources.

Civil-Military Pandemic Response Network

The Civil-Military Pandemic Response Network (CM-PRN) is an informal online network formed of key experts from across humanitarian, military, and research communities, which seeks to facilitate dialogue for improving humanitarian civil-military coordination in responding to pandemics and other emerging global catastrophic biological threats.