The Humanitarian Evidence Programme team and authors present at many events. A selection of forthcoming and past events is listed below.
Putting Evidence To Work For Better Policies, Programmes And Practice, What Works Global Summit 2016, Campbell Collaboration, 3ie, Sense About Science and Centre for Innovation and Social Science, September 2016, Bloomsbury, London.
WWGS hosted policymakers, programme managers and researchers from over 25 countries. Sessions spanned a wide range of sectors including child and social welfare, education, health, humanitarian aid, crime and justice, environment and climate change and gender. There were also sessions on research and review methods.
Bridging the Evidence Gap, Planning with Evidence, ALNAP, July 2016.
Evidence is essential for effective, ethical, and accountable humanitarian action. But how should it be used in planning humanitarian programming? ALNAP invited Eleanor Ott and Roxanne Krystalli, from the Humanitarian Evidence Programme, Sheree Bennett (International Rescue Committee (IRC) Jyotsna Puri, Deputy Executive Director and Head of Evaluation, 3ie and Christof Kurz, Deputy Director of Research, Evaluation, and Learning Unit, International Rescue Committee (IRC) to discuss their work in the first webinar of the Bridging the Evidence Gap series.
See Roxanne Krystalli's presentation: https://youtu.be/xuf_27QSJrE?list=PLdj_WJXmfmz5FL0LSPZFKv6BmpTy0kXVL
The Evidence Lounge at the World Humanitarian Summit, May 2016.
A multi-stakeholder initiative for the World Humanitarian Summit, aiming to inspire and enable the humanitarian sector to apply an evidence-based approach.
Making Evidence Count: Better Use of Evidence to Increase Humanitarian Impact, ELRHA, World Humanitarian Summit, May 2016.
This side event focused on the critical importance of humanitarian evidence. The discussion showcased practical, positive examples of how evidence can improve the effectiveness and impact of the humanitarian system by changing methods and behaviour. The event also examined new initiatives to address barriers to the uptake of evidence, and identified practical ways the humanitarian system can engage in better evidence practices. The event supported a renewed commitment to evidence-informed humanitarian action, which puts crisis-affected populations at the core of response.
Evidence Synthesis in the Humanitarian Field: Challenges and opportunities, DFID, London, 14 April 2016.
The discussion focused on insights from the process of synthesising evidence in three areas of the humanitarian field: shelter, child protection, and mental health. The event also invited a broader discussion of humanitarian evidence to improve policy and practice. How can we tailor existing systematic review approaches to the realities of the type and quality of data in the humanitarian field? How can we critically appraise this evidence? What are some challenges in defining terminology in the humanitarian field, and how have teams overcome them? What are the limitations and
potential for humanitarian evidence synthesis in terms of uptake and impact? Panellists included Katharine Williamson (Save the Children UK - co-author of The impact of protection interventions on unaccompanied and separated children: A systematic review); Mukdarut Bangpan (EPPI Centre, University College London Institute of Education - co-author of The impact of mental health and psychosocial support interventions on people affected by humanitarian emergencies: A systematic review) and Elizabeth Parker and Victoria Maynard (University College London - co-authors of The effectiveness and efficiency of interventions supporting shelter
self-recovery following humanitarian crises: An evidence synthesis).