Published: 
June, 2017

Information Communication Technologies (ICTs) are now being employed as a standard part of mass atrocity response, evidence collection, and research by non-governmental organizations, governments, and the private sector. Deployment of these tools and techniques occur for a variety of stated reasons, most notably the ostensible goal of “protecting” vulnerable populations. However, these often experimental applications of ICTs and digital data are occurring in the absence of agreed normative frameworks and accepted theory to guide their ethical and responsible use.

Dr. Vandana Sharma is Project Director for the External Evaluation of the Disasters and Emergencies Preparedness Programme at HHI and a Research Associate at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. She is a public health researcher with expertise in maternal and child health, HIV, and gender issues. Her research includes randomized trials of community-based interventions to reduce maternal mortality in northern Nigeria and of interventions to reduce HIV transmission and intimate partner violence in Ethiopia.

Rebecca Hémono, MPH, serves as the Research and Evaluation Coordinator for the External Evaluation of the Disasters and Emergencies Preparedness Programme (DEPP) at the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative.

April 21, 2017 - 6:00pm

Disaster recovery is entrenched in the landscape.

Location: 

6:00 PM
Harvard Art Museums

April 7, 2017 - 12:30pm

The Harvard Humanitarian Initiative is pleased to host a discussion on “Building Peace in a Turbulent World” with Nancy Lindborg, President of the

Location: 

Harvard Kennedy School
WAPPP Cason Seminar Room, Taubman Building, 1st Floor

On this page, you will find a list of resources and publications by HHI's Senior Fellows. 

More information on the HHI Senior Fellows can be found here.

Theresa Lund is the Executive Director of the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI), and has over 15 years of experience in academic leadership and research positions working to advance our understanding of complex global issues. Theresa joined HHI after a year in Turkey, where she served as a consultant to the provost of Bilkent University and worked with a local humanitarian group providing assistance to Syrian refugees in Ankara.

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