“Building global best practices – together.”
What we do
Mindset-PCS offers people-centered solutions to NGOs, governmental and inter-governmental agencies, companies & start-ups, donors, academic institutions and practitioners seeking to strengthen their impact in humanitarian, peace-building and international development settings. We intervene across a wide range of sectors organized around three core pillars.
We offer the following services:
Why we do
The international development and humanitarian practice faces increasingly complex challenges that require innovative ways “to think and do international programming differently.” Today’s emergencies are more protracted and complex than ever before. Over the past 10 years, the number of people affected by humanitarian crises has almost doubled, and the cost of international humanitarian aid has more than tripled.
We are witnessing the highest levels of displacement on record, with 70.8 million people forced to leave home – including an increasing number of environmentally displaced people.
In 2018, 206 million people were in need of humanitarian assistance. In 2019, global humanitarian spending reached US$29 billion. In addition, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) highlight tremendous global development challenges that affect us all today and pose serious threats to future generations, including acute poverty, social and economic inequalities, and environmental degradation. As the nature of emergencies changes and global development challenges are more concerning than ever, current ways of conceptualizing and providing humanitarian and development assistance are being challenged.
There is a need to find safest, more effective, and more sustainable ways to support and work with individuals and communities affected by crisis, displacement and inequalities. Humanitarian and development practitioners and donors must adapt to reflect the current realities and optimize individuals’ and communities’ capacities and resilience worldwide.
People-Centered Solutions embrace the following commitments:
- Placing people at the center of every initiative.
- Maximizing context-based innovation to improve humanitarian and development programming and sustainable impact.
- Promoting innovative and cross-sectoral partnerships.
- Changing the dependency and “pejorative” discourse around humanitarian contexts: emphasizing people’s potentials & resilience.
- Prioritizing “training” approaches that maximize existing local capacities and promote an egalitarian allocation of capacities worldwide.
- Embracing design thinking methods to think and do better.
- Promoting a rigorous evidence- and research-based approach.
- Ensuring duty of care and excellent professional ethics in accordance with international standards & best practices.