Sharing Tacit Knowledge for Humanitarians: a resource pack


Frontline humanitarian staff and local organisations possess important knowledge, yet it is rarely shared extensively or fully utilised within and between organisations. Much of the knowledge held by frontline staff comes from their daily experiences when implementing projects with communities. This type of social learning that does not rely on written documentation is called ‘tacit knowledge’. This learning is particularly strong among staff working in local and national organisations that interact closely with communities over time.

The pack includes a tacit knowledge framework and five resources that can be used together or separately. It contains resources designed for use by individuals and also as part of an organisational learning process.

  • Publication language: English
  • Pages: 33pp
  • Suggested citation: ALNAP (2023) Sharing Tacit Knowledge for Humanitarians: a resource pack. London: ALNAP