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Upcoming Events

Webinar series: New approaches to addressing gender-based violence in humanitarian settings

Multiple dates Webinar

Join us for a webinar series where we will be showcasing a range of Elrha-funded innovations in humanitarian gender-based violence programming. If you are a donor, innovator or practitioner, this series could inform you of what to fund, how best to innovate, and how to adopt new innovations.

Past Events

From research to impact in the humanitarian sector: learning from R2HC case studies

Wednesday 13 September 2023, 2:00-3:30pm (BST) Webinar

Having been in operation for a decade, our Research for Health in Humanitarian Crisis (R2HC) programme has produced a collection of detailed case studies documenting the impacts of completed research studies on humanitarian policy and practice. In this 90-minute webinar we brought together experts from the humanitarian research, policy and practice sector to examine the lessons learned from the case studies and from their own experiences on the research-to-practice pathway.

Launch of the report “WASH in Humanitarian Crises: Setting the research agenda up to 2030”

Wednesday 5 July 2023, 14:00 BST Webinar

The “WASH in Humanitarian Crises: Setting the research agenda up to 2030” serves as a guide for researchers, humanitarian practitioners and funding agencies, providing a prioritised list of research questions that, when answered, will contribute to improved WASH policy and practice in humanitarian crises.

In Focus: The role of the humanitarian sector in navigating ethical decisions in Afghanistan

Monday 26 June 2023, 2:00pm (BST), 1:00pm (UTC), 5.30pm (AFT) Webinar

Join us for a new In Focus series, to discuss the findings and recommendations of a new rapid review, published by Humanitarian Outcomes, In Focus: The role of the humanitarian sector in navigating ethical decisions in Afghanistan.

The State of The Humanitarian Research and Innovation Ecosystem – First Look at Insights from a Multi-Level Global Consultation 

Thursday 27 April 2023, 12:00PM (UTC) Hybrid: Geneva, Switzerland or virtually (Zoom)

As part of this year’s Humanitarian Networks and Partnerships Weeks (HNPW) we will be hosting a hybrid event to share emerging findings from our flagship initiative, the Global Prioritisation Exercise (GPE). 

Slipping Away? A Review Of Humanitarian Capabilities In Cholera Response

Tuesday 21 March 2023, 2.00pm (UTC) Webinar

Join us for a virtual discussion on the findings and recommendations of this review published by Humanitarian Outcomes, Slipping Away? A review of humanitarian capabilities in cholera response. This review is supported by the UK Humanitarian Innovation Hub, and funded by the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO).

Setting priorities for a 10-year research agenda for MHPSS humanitarian response

17 January 2023, 12:00 UTC Webinar

To address the need for more evidence of what works to support MHPSS programming in humanitarian settings, a priority research agenda taking us to 2030 has been developed by key MHPSS stakeholders. The result is a list of 20 most critical research questions to support MHPSS response. We shared these results with a community of practice at a webinar on 17 January 2023.

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.

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.

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