Interdisciplinary collaboration: SHEAR learnings

The Science for Humanitarian Emergencies and Resilience (SHEAR) programme is working to address a range of complex problems and challenges, to better understand and forecast disasters and increase the resilience of vulnerable communities. The required expertise is brought together in SHEAR by the interdisciplinary design of its projects. SHEAR projects are designed and implemented as consortia, with partners from diverse institutions and disciplines contributing their expertise. Multi-institutional partnerships help to ensure that research is conceptualized, designed, tested and taken up by critical stakeholders embedded in relevant institutional, political, social and economic systems. This brief outlines learnings from the SHEAR programme relating to interdisciplinary collaboration.

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