Message from Linda Richardson and Gill Price, authors and co-founders
After 12 years, it is with sadness, but also enormous pride that we are writing this as our last message for All In Diary. The success of All In Diary as a critical ‘go to’ resource for humanitarian sector has never been more pronounced. This also means that it has outgrown its current model of operating on a voluntary basis.
All In Diary has always been used to support the training and capacity building of humanitarians – particularly staff and volunteers of local and national organisations. In recent years we have experienced a significant increase in the reach of All In Diary, along with requests for mobile applications, short courses and further adaptation of the content. However, it has been difficult to progress some of these interests due to the constraints of our current operating model.
We are therefore delighted to announce that the management and operation of All In Diary has moved to become part of the International Association of Professionals in Humanitarian Assistance and Protection (PHAP). This is a fantastic opportunity to combine the practical, up-to-date guidance and references within All In Diary with the range of initiatives being driven by PHAP for supporting staff and volunteers, advancing learning and development on practice-based standards and promoting ethical and professional conduct in the humanitarian sector.
As we pass over responsibility to PHAP, we would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge and thank the very many individuals and organisations who have played such a significant role in the establishment, growth and success of All In Diary.
In particular we would like to thank the current Board of Trustees who have helped to steer All In Diary towards a bright and more sustainable future: Charlie Dalrymple (Chair), Helen Varma, John Damerell, Sean Casey and Sam Coverdale. In addition, our sincere thanks to the volunteers who have supported us through 2017/18 and development of the 6thedition – Abir Soleiman, Phoebe Weller and Tristan Weller.
Special recognition goes to Bioforce Institute and KALU Institute who have increased awareness and accessibility of the All In Diary in French and Spanish speaking communities, through translation of both the 5thand 6theditions respectively. Similarly, support to significant numbers of humanitarians in the Middle East has been made possible following the Arabic translation and promotion of the All In Diary 5thedition in the region, by DisasterReady.
Finally, we would like to thank you, as users of All In Diary for your interest, collaboration and constructive feedback over the past 12 years. We hope you can offer the same support to PHAP as All In Diary continues to develop and innovate.
Linda and Gill