As part of the Global Prioritisation Exercise (GPE) for humanitarian research and innovation initiative, we have gained invaluable insights through a series of stakeholder interviews conducted across six geographical regions and three national settings. Through key informant interviews*, the consultations examine perspectives of regional humanitarian research and innovation (HRI) actors on how the ecosystem functions, and occasionally dysfunctions, identifying priority topics and areas that require attention for each region. In collaboration we provide recommendations to address the challenges reported and learning from models that work for each regional HRI ecosystem.
Alongside the Alfred Deakin Institute, our regional partners will hold events across three regions: South and Central Asia, Latin American and the Caribbean, and West Asia and North Africa. The events are open to all to register and attend, however if you are a humanitarian actor, donor, researcher, innovator or practitioner these events could provide specific regional insights that could inform what you fund, how best to prioritise and topical areas of research. Each event will explore:
Please note, there will be a separate registration link for each regional launch. You can sign up for all or just the regions of your interest.
The event will be hosted as a roundtable at the 7th IHSA Conference on Humanitarian Studies. It will be hybrid (in-person event at Campus of North South University in Dhaka, Bangladesh and online) and will be led by the All India Disaster Mitigation Institute (AIDMI).
Chair: Colette Fearon, Director of Impact and Engagement, Elrha
Opening Remarks: Mihir Bhatt, Founder and Director, AIDMI
This event has already taken place. Learn more about the event.
The event will be held online and led by the regional research team at University of São Paulo (USP).
Chair: Gustavo Novaes, Regional Advisor, Save the Children International
This event has already taken place. A video recording of the event is coming soon.
The event will be held online and led by the regional research team at Eastern Mediterranean Public Health Network (EMPHNET).
Register here to attend the event via Zoom.
The consultation consortium is a multi-institutional collaboration commissioned by Elrha and led by the Alfred Deakin Institute, Deakin University. The GPE is funded by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office and The Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
*Key informant interviews were conducted with regional HRI stakeholders and were based across a range of organisation types including academic institutions, international and local/national non-governmental organisations, UN agencies, governmental/intergovernmental bodies and the private sector. Please note that while attempts were made to ensure the engagement and representation of the different stakeholder types for each region, there are limitations.
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