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The Humanitarianresponse.info is made of different features which helps the global and operational offices manage their content in their sites and scale the functionality of the site or space they own. We have developed all the features and tools in the HR platform in closed collaboration with our field and global offices in order to meet their needs and based on this experience, we keep all the features the same across the spaces and sites in the platform. Based on the information needs of concerned office, those can be turned on or off.

These features also construct the primary navigation structure of the sites in Humanitarianresponse.info platform to organize the site content and provide visitors with most efficient way to browse the site and find the resources they need.

Managing features for each site or space is very simple as the focal point simply have to go to the site Group to which they belongs to and then enable or disable the checkboxes to manage the functionality of their sites.

All the features available in the Humanitarianresponse.info are listed below.

LATEST

This is the the front or home page of the website. This comes as default feature when a new site or space is created in Humanitarianresponse.info. The label ‘Latest’ can be changed to ‘Home’ or country office name as well to show that it is the front page of the site.

Using the Latest page, the operational sites usually shows the latest content in their operations such as Featured document or map, Key documents or other important latest content to make it easily findable for the visitors. The layout of the Latest page can be used by the site manager to show the

CONTACTS

The contact management feature in the website to manage the contact of the individuals. Contacts must first be listed in Humanitarian ID. More information about the HID integration is available from our blog.

EVENTS

This is meeting calendar used by the country office to maintain all the meeting schedule.

This feature is mainly used by the country or operational sites to manage meetings in the emergencies but other sites who have meetings and they need to share with their community could also use this feature.

DOCUMENTS

All type of documents uploaded by the country office are available using this feature. Content such as assessment, report, snapshots, analysis reports, etc. when uploaded to the site are available in the site with the filters to narrow down the document search.  

This feature is mainly used by the operational sites and other global sites who have lots of documents to manage and share with humanitarian community or visitors.

MAPS/INFOGRAPHICS

This is widely used features used by country/operational sites to manage their visual content such as maps, infographics and dashboard document. Just like Document feature, all the maps and infographics uploaded to the site are available using this feature with the filters on the left side in the page to allow users to narrow their search while looking for particular visual content.

ASSESSMENTS

All the assessment related content such as assessment reports, questionnaire, assessment finding, etc. are available in the site using the Assessment Feature. If this feature is not available when the site is created, it can be enabled depending on the needs of the operation or country office.

DATASETS

A list of all datasets uploaded to HDX which have been tagged with the relevant country name. More about this initiative is available from our blog.

OFFICES

The Offices features is used in a given country or operation to manages the Coordination Hubs. Those hubs are usually set up at a provincial or State level, depending on their geographical coverage and on the presence of UN organizations, clusters or other humanitarian organizations involved in the humanitarian response.

In the Humanitarian Response platform, content while uploading could be tagged against a specific coordination hub which makes it easier for the public or the humanitarian actors to find information or any resources specific to that geographical area or coordination hub.

When adding new Office or Coordination hub in the site, contacts of the office such as phone number, email, location and physical address should be provided so that humanitarian community can locate the offices.

BLOG

The Blog feature is available in all types of sites in the Humanitarianresponse.info platform i.e. Operational, global or thematic sites. Using this feature, the site users in the operation or other areas can add time-sensitive content like news, press releases or blog posts.