This study is part of Humanitarian Advisory Group’s research to understand how more diverse and inclusive leadership can enhance the humanitarian system’s capacity to confront key challenges. Our working hypothesis is that diverse and inclusive leadership teams help the sector to navigate a rapidly changing global landscape, by bringing depth of talent, diverse approaches, and new ways of thinking.

The study is a collaboration between four partners: The Humanitarian Advisory Group (HAG), the Global Network for Women leaders in the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement (GLOW Red), the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), and the International Committee of the Red
Cross (ICRC).

It is based on analysis of reported decision-making in responses to COVID-19 across the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. This research aims to inform conversations about diversity and inclusion in the humanitarian sector not by making the principled case for reform – important as that case is – but by demonstrating the value of having a wide range of perspectives and experiences within the International RCRC Movement’s leadership and decision-making.

How diverse leadership shaped responses to Covid-19 within the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement

RESUMEN: ¿Cómo influyó la diversidad del liderazgo en las decisiones tomadas durante la crisis sanitaria (Covid-19) dentro del Movimiento Internacional de la Cruz Roja y de la Media Luna Roja?

كيف شَكّلت القيادة المتنوعة الاستجابات لفايروس كورونا COVID-19 داخل الحركة الدولية للصليب الأحمر والهلال الأحمر – الملخص التنفيذي

RÉSUMÉ: En quoi la diversité des équipes de leadership a influencé les décisions prises face à la crise sanitaire (covid-19) au sein du Mouvement international de la Croix-Rouge et du Croissant-Rouge


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