Statement of Commitments from Humanitarian Scholars at World Humanitarian Summit 26.5.2016 Istanbul, Turkey – The future of effective responses to humanitarian crises depends on developing a strong base of knowledge about current emergencies, future threats and their contexts; the populations affected by these emergencies; and the legal frameworks, institutions and interventions that seek to meet […]
Karl Blanchet published an article in The Conversation about the World Humanitarian Summit bringing a critical view. The article is available here.
The Bloomsbury Humanitarian Debate on Evidence has been recorded and is available here.
Why should the World Humanitarian Summit focus on evidence-based approaches? Organised by London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and Birkbeck College Date: Thursday 12 May 2016 Time: 5:30 pm Venue: John Snow Lecture Theatre, LSHTM, Keppel Street, London, WC1E 7HT, UK More information here.
EmpowerHack Health LDN: building e-health solutions for a mobile population
We are part of a new initiative, Evidence Lounge, created by a few organisations members of the humanitarian sector to increase commitment to an evidence-based approach to humanitarian action. When and where appropriate, we seek to strengthen the humanitarian sector’s evidence base, improve the sharing and dissemination of the evidence available and promote the use of evidence, all […]
ICRC organises a two-day symposium Global Partnerships for Humanitarian Impact and Innovation in Lausanne where Karl Blanchet will give a talk on rehabilitation in emergencies and chair a session on mHealth.
The Council for At-Risk Academics (CARA), provides support to academics and scientists fleeing from discrimination, persecution, suffering and violence in some of the world’s most dangerous places. The aim is to protect such people and preserve their invaluable knowledge and skills. This support usually involves the placement of academics in university posts throughout the UK and […]
LSHTM and the Crisis Group will be hosting a global EmpowerHackHEALTH hackathon on April 8-10, where 40-50 developers will develop applications for refugee health (with strong focus on the Europe crisis). Empowerhack http://empowerhack.io/ is focused on supporting women and girls in crisis and humanitarian contexts through design and technology — they focus on creating tangible solutions and services […]
LIDC Short Course: Humanitarian Crises 11 – 15 April 2016, London The purpose of this intensive short course is to provide participants with a comprehensive background in theoretical and practical aspects of humanitarian crises. Course content: By the end of the course participants will understand the fundamental concepts relating to humanitarian crises. The following topics […]