EHA (Environment in Humanitarian Action) Connect (formerly referred to as the EHA Framework) is an online toolkit or searchable resource for both environmental actors working with the humanitarian system as well as humanitarian actors wishing to give greater emphasis to environment-related issues in their programming. It is currently under construction and will be structured around three levels: preparedness, sudden onset emergencies and protracted crises.
There is no single repository of EHA Connect tools and no tailored guidance for mainstreaming environment into the humanitarian programme cycle. The goal is to create an online platform that provides home for assessment tools and wider EHA guidance, increasing accessibility and supporting environmental mainstreaming.
The EHA Connect is structured into three levels to ensure targeted environmental guidance throughout the disaster cycle: 1) Preparedness; 2) Sudden-onset Events; and 3) Protracted Crises. For each level, the EHA Connect embeds a set of key humanitarian activities.
The EHA Connect is designed to be used in two ways:
1. Targeted Searches. Each of the three levels’ key activities and corresponding environmental guidance are specifically tagged with key terms to enable a direct search function for users. For instance, users can specifically look up guidance on environmental assessments to supplement humanitarian assessments.
2. Open-ended Navigation. Within the interactive EHA Connect platform, users can freely explore the environmental information, guidance, and tools under each level by going through the respective humanitarian activities. This way, the user can view environment in humanitarian action in the wider context of one of the levels, and see linkages between the various existing environmental tools.
EHA Connect: comprehensive online toolkit and resource for environment in humanitarian action
NEAT+: project level rapid online environmental assessment tool
RAPID ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT: an updated version of the tool designed in 2004
REMOTE ENVIRONMENTAL DATA ANALYSIS: mainstreaming environment into humanitarian analysis