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About Us

Who are we?

RC3 is the Red Cross and Red Crescent Research Consortium. It is an open, collaborative, and coordinated network of entities and initiatives created within the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement that are entirely or partially dedicated to conducting and promoting research in the humanitarian field based on scientific methods. Besides connecting their specific expertise, RC3 members join forces to improve the quality of research across the Movement and support the Movement in better utilizing research to achieve its community-driven goals and missions aligned with the strategic frameworks of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).

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What we do

RC3 was set up in 2019 and is based on the idea that science can improve the quality of humanitarian services and help the Movement respond to growing global humanitarian challenges. RC3 works with National Societies, the IFRC, and the ICRC to help them build safer, more resilient, and more sustainable communities. The consortium produces knowledge based on primary or secondary data, optimises existing resources and develops creative tools to make research more accessible. It promotes and supports Movement-wide research collaboration and helps develop a solid scientific culture rooted in a people-centered approach. 

How we work

RC3 has a Steering Committee to support the consortium in its daily coordination, to make recommendations based on collective consultation, and to represent it, where necessary and as decided by its members. It is composed of 5 to 9 voluntary members that represent the diversity of the Consortium. RC3 also has a coordination team to support its daily work. 

Meet the Steering Committee


Virginie Troit

Director of the French Red Cross Foundation


Kathrine Holden

Lead for the Humanitarian Need and Analysis Unit of the Norwegian Red Cross


Magdalena Arias Cubas

Senior Research Advisor at the RCRC Global Migration Lab


Omar Abou-Samra

Director of the IFRC Global Disaster Preparedness Center

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Selman Salim

Research & Partnerships Coordinator of the Turkish Red Crescent Academy


Frank Mohrhauer

Director IFRC National Society Development Services


OkHee Kim

Director of the Asia Pacific Disaster Resilience Centre


Rodolfo Rossi

Senior Epidemiologist at the Centre for Operational Research and Experience


Fraser Hore

Lead IFRC Knowledge Development and Transformation

Meet the Coordination Team

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Louise Baumann

French Red Cross Foundation

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Meryem Esra Varol

Turkish Red Crescent Academy

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Margarita Griffith

IFRC Knowledge Development and Transformation

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