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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...

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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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....

HumGeo: Capacity and Partnerships
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
Kelli O'Laughlin

Kelli O’Laughlin, MD, MPH, is an emergency medicine physician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts and an Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School. She is a Research Fellow at the Massachusetts General Hospital Medical Practice Evaluation Center. Dr. O’Laughlin conducts...

Caitlin Howarth

Caitlin Howarth leads the Signal Program on Human Security and Technology at Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI), where she specializes in atrocity warning and rapid response. Howarth was formerly Reports Manager for the Satellite Sentinel Project at HHI from 2011-2012. She has...

Regan Marsh
Ali Ardalan

Ali Ardalan MD, PhD, is a pioneer in disaster risk management (DRM) in Iran and the MENA region who was the driving force behind the creation of MPH and PhD training programs in disaster health studies. He is an Adviser to Deputy Minister of Health, and founder and Director of DRM Office at I.R....

I used to see when some neighbor’s children returned

I used to see when some neighbor’s children returned. The people around would go to her home to give her advice and words of encouragement to her about the child. You know, when you go to the bush or when you are abducted and taken to the bush, the things you go and do from there are very...

Workshops: M&E
Paulo Pinheiro

Paulo Pinheiro is currently the Chairman of the United Nations Commission of Inquiry on Syria, mandated in 2011 by the United Nations Human Rights Council, and a Commissioner for the National Truth Commission for Brazil, mandated in 2011 by the Government of Brazil.  He...

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Trump Administration’s Immigration and Refugee Order Betrays Humanitarian Values and American Security

The Trump administration’s executive order temporarily banning travel to the United States by immigrants and refugees from seven Muslim-majority countries – Syria, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen – is not only cruel and misguided, but will do nothing to...

Miriam Aschkenasy
Kriszia Lorrain Enriquez

 Kriszia Lorrain Enriquez is the Program Manager of the DisasterNet Project at the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative.  The project aims to improve community-based disaster preparedness and response in the Philippines, by leveraging research and training programs. 

 Prior to joining HHI, she...

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