Question 4

The Question 4 team work with communities across the globe to enable them to deal with their everyday challenges and to prosper in even the most adverse circumstances.

Working with everyone from community groups, government agencies, private sector organisations and NGO’s to UN agencies the teams objectives are to help people:

  • to reduce their exposure to risks associated with man made and natural hazards,
  • to build their ability to withstand shocks,
  • to prepare for and manage their response to emergencies and to enable them to recover from them.

The teams emergency management, humanitarian and development experience spans a number of thematic areas.  These include Coordination, Needs Assessment, Security Management, Food Security and Agriculture, Water and Sanitation, Public Health and Logistics. In addition they have considerable Project and Programme Management experience. The team can provide technical advice, training and mentoring to clients in any one or all of these areas.

The team pride themselves in their ability to not just talk the talk but to walk the walk.  As such they are always happy to help organisations when they are most in need, by providing surge capacity to teams managing emergency response and recovery activity. Doing so means the team keeps up with new practices and is constantly learning and refining its work.

Building capacity in the organisations we work with and countries we work in is a key component of Question 4’s long term approach to developing emergency management capability. We therefore pride ourselves on working with and supporting local partners in the places we work. Thus our local partners located in countries like Papua New Guinea are as much a part of Question 4 as those based in the UK, New Zealand or Australia.