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Negeen Darani

Negeen is the Executive Director of the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative and the educational arm of HHI, Humanitarian Academy at Harvard. She has over eighteen years of experience in strategic planning, program management, consulting, finance, policy analysis, research, and organizational...

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The Initial Response (1991-1994)

Diplomatic and military attempts to defeat the LRA were ongoing between 1991-1994. The first government response occurred in 1991 when the Ugandan People’s Defense Forces (UPDF) mounted a four-month military offensive called “Operation North.” Simultaneously, Uganda’s state minister at the...

LRA: Quote civilians killed
Eric Nilles

Dr. Eric Nilles, MD MSc, is the Director of the Program on Infectious Diseases and Epidemics at the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School, and an attending physician at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital Department of Emergency Medicine. He competed his...

Data and Technology in Humanitarian Response Workshop

In December of 2015, the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative will host a workshop focused on data and technology in humanitarian response.

This working meeting will convene 35-40 experts and technologists from international NGOs, UN agencies, and other sectors to explore...

Birthe Anders

Birthe holds a PhD in War Studies from the Department of War Studies, King’s College London, and a Diplom in Political Science and Law from Philipps Universität Marburg, Germany. Her research focusses on Private Military and Security Companies (PMSCs), NGO security and civil-military relations....

Professional Ed: Impact
Vandana Sharma

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...

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Male local defense unit members, South Sudan
Farrah J. Mateen
Jessica Jean-Francois

Jessica Jean-Francois, MUP, M.S.Ed, is the Research and Project Coordinator for the External Evaluation of the Disasters and Emergencies Preparedness Programme (DEPP) at the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI). She has nine years of experience in project management and...

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HumGeo: Capacity and Partnerships
Alexandros Lordos

Dr. Alexandros Lordos holds a PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Cyprus.

Alexandros Lordos is Research Director of the Centre for Sustainable Peace and Democratic Development (SeeD). In this capacity, he has led the development of the...

Ossama Zaqqout

Ossama Zaqqout is an experienced Public Health Professional with MPH in Global Health from Harvard T.H Chan School of Public Health. He is specialized in public health emergencies and humanitarian response, with a demonstrated history of working in emergency and disaster contexts such Palestine...

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Time to confront sexual abuse and harassment in the aid sector
Melani Cammett
Spark Grant

HHI Spark Grants

Kelli N. O'Laughlin

Dr. O’Laughlin is an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Emergency Medicine and Global Health at the University of Washington. Dr. O’Laughlin attended the Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine and completed emergency medicine residency at the University of California,...

Dismantling the LRA (2012-Present)

At least 12 senior commanders have defected or been killed since 2012. In late 2014, senior LRA commander Dominic Ongwen surrendered to AU-RTF forces in the CAR. In 2015, only approximately 150 male combatants remain as the core of the LRA, excluding the ever-changing number of...

Refugees at Vienna West Railway Station during the European migrant crisis 2015
child marriage: resources

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