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Who we are?

RC3 is the Red Cross and Red Crescent Research Consortium. It is an open and coordinated distributive network of entities and initiatives created within the International Movement, that are entirely or partially dedicated to research, scientific methodologies, tools or knowledge production activities. Besides connecting their specific expertise, RC3 members join forces to support the International Movement to achieve its community-driven goals and missions aligned with the IFRC and ICRC strategic frameworks.


Our Vision: Science Connected to Humanity

The added value of RC3 collective efforts resides in integrating and making more accessible the academic communities, scientific results and expertise to help alleviate human suffering through building safe, resilience and sustainable communities. Through the notion of knowledge as a common good it aims at improving the quality of humanitarian services and at increasing their impact.  RC3 supports national Societies, the IFRC and the ICRC in their transformation process, in the analysis of their environments and operations in order to be better prepared to global humanitarian challenges.


Steering Committee

The role of the steering committee is to support the Consortium in its daily coordination, to make recommendations based on the collective consultation and to represent it, where necessary and as decided by its members.


Our approach:

Bridging science humanitarian practices and policies (at local, national, regional and international levels).


Thought pieces
Humanitarian Action and Science: a Marriage of Reason
Bridging excellence and evidence towards a science-based Movement in 2030 Science connected for humanity, a collaboration between the Red Cross Red Crescent reference, research and resources centers signatories
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