Introduction & Global Platform Information - ConnexUs

13 May, 2021

Dear colleagues,

I am delighted to join the HIFA community. My name is Emily and I work at Search for Common Ground. I look forward to exchanging ideas with you all, especially on the topic of addressing healthcare with conflict sensitivity.

Related to this intersection of sectors, I would like to highlight ConnexUs ( a global networking & coordination platform that seeks to work across the public health, peacebuilding, development, and humanitarian fields to promote coordination and shared learning.

ConnexUs was designed to address the connection challenge evidenced by the response to the COVID-19 pandemic and provide a structure for organisations and practitioners to engage with partners at the local, national, and international level. The platform is open to NGOs, evaluators, researchers, practitioners, academics, and activists working in conflict-affected settings, so we hope you can join to share your knowledge of practical healthcare information with professionals working in related areas.

Once again, I look forward to interacting with this forum moving forward.

Kind Regards,


HIFA profile: Emily Long is Communications Officer at Search for Common Ground and a lead on ConnexUs (, in the United States Professional interests: Peacebuilding, international development, humanitarianism, communications Email address: elong AT