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Upcoming Events

How to Scale: Tactics to Enable the Adoption of Humanitarian Innovations

23 November 2022, 12:00-13:00 GMT Webinar

This online event will launch the third paper in our Scaling Series, How to Scale: Tactics to Enable the Adoption of Humanitarian Innovations, which provides a playbook of tactics for innovators who are aiming to scale through enabling other organisations to adopt their innovations. These tactics are also useful for innovators who are seeking to scale their innovation to other teams, offices and locations within their organisation that have not been involved in developing or testing the innovation. The panel discussion will be held on Wednesday 23 November 2022, 12:00pm – 1:00pm GMT.

Past Events

Exploring Innovation Opportunities in Solid Waste Disposal (12 October)

12 October 2022, 14:00 - 14:50 BST Webinar

Join us at this year's Global WASH Cluster (GWC) Satellite Event as we launch our new Innovation Opportunities in Solid Waste Management report. The event will convene WASH coordination platform members and humanitarian partners to discuss the report’s findings and explore the role of sectoral and inter-sectoral coordination in addressing them.

Join the launch of our latest Humanitarian Health Evidence Review (22 June)

22 June 2022, 14:00-15:00 BST Webinar

Humanitarian crises pose a major threat to health and dignity worldwide. The implementation of evidence-informed interventions plays a vital role in maximising the impact of humanitarian response. Recognising that a significant body of humanitarian health research has been published in the last 10 years, this online event will launch our flagship publication An Evidence Review of Research on Health Interventions in Humanitarian Crises: 2021 Update (HHER2), in partnership with Johns Hopkins Center for Humanitarian Health. Key findings will be presented on Wednesday 22 June, 2:00pm – 3:00pm BST.

How can community needs inform outbreak response in humanitarian settings? (9 June)

2pm - 3:30pm BST 9 June 2022 Webinar

This webinar provides insight into new evidence relevant to the COVID-19 pandemic in several humanitarian crisis settings. Identifying key priorities emerging on humanitarian needs, this webinar will pull out common messages for humanitarian audiences. We will focus on the priorities, needs and perceptions of people affected by humanitarian crises and how new evidence on their needs, and new tools for collecting this evidence, can be used and applied during outbreak response.

Follow the money: a deep dive into investments for humanitarian research and innovation

11 May 2022, 13:00-14:30 BST Hybrid: Geneva, Switzerland or virtually (Zoom)

As part of this year’s Humanitarian Networks and Partnerships Weeks (HNPW) we are hosting a hybrid panel discussion to share and discuss findings from our latest initiative, the Global Prioritisation Exercise (GPE), which maps and analyses humanitarian research and innovation actors, as well as outputs and investments that have been undertaken in the last five years. 

Setting research and innovation priorities: how can we ensure meaningful participation of people affected by crises?

29 April & 6 May, 1-2pm BST Webinar

This online panel explores the challenges associated with ensuring meaningful participation of people affected by crises in identifying priority gaps in humanitarian research and innovation.

How community-led innovation can challenge inequity and contribute to the decolonisation of humanitarian aid

28 April, 7:30am BST Webinar

As part of the 2021 Humanitarian Leadership Conference and its focus on decolonising the humanitarian ecosystem, we co-organised and participated in a panel that will be discussing how community-led innovation can challenge inequity and contribute to the decolonisation of humanitarian aid.

The reality of COVID-19 in humanitarian settings: What have we learned, and where do we go from here?

1pm - 2:30pm BST 28th April 2021 Webinar

In this 90-minute webinar, we bring together R2HC research teams who have conducted research on COVID-19 in Lebanon, Turkey, Uganda, and Jordan, along with humanitarian practitioners and experts to capture insights from the research studies and operational experiences.

Health Economics in Humanitarian Research

2-3pm GMT 3 March 2021 Webinar

Expert health economists from LSHTM explore how health economic methods and evaluations can improve our understanding of the economic dimensions of interventions delivered in humanitarian settings.

Quality of Care in Humanitarian Settings

2-3pm GMT 25 February 2021 Webinar

A team from WHO delivered a webinar focused on quality of care in humanitarian settings. They will introduce the recently released technical package on quality of care in fragile, conflict-affected, and vulnerable settings and propose ways in which quality of care may be incorporated in research proposals.

[Postponed] Webinar: Inclusion of people with disabilities and older people in humanitarian action – Information on funding opportunities

Postponed Webinar

Are you interested to learn about our upcoming funding opportunities that focus on the inclusion of people with disabilities and older people in humanitarian action? In these sessions you will be able to find out more about the HIF, the upcoming Innovation Challenges and next steps on applying.

Health systems responses to COVID-19: How can we meet the needs of refugees and internally displaced people?

Monday 9 November, 4:05pm GST Webinar

As part of the Sixth Global Symposium on Health Systems Research, our Research for Health in Humanitarian Crises (R2HC) programme will host an online panel discussion exploring how health systems can effectively deliver public health responses to COVID-19 which meet the needs of refugees and internally displaced people (IDP).

2019 Research Forum

10 & 11 September Royal Holloway, University of London

The Research Forum is a place where you can collaboratively explore some of the common challenges associated with undertaking public health research in humanitarian crisis and help identify potential solutions.

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