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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
Esmail Fadae

Esmail joined development on the KoBo Toolbox mobile data collection platform in the summer of 2014. He brings to the team over four years of software engineering experience including development and design on a multi-million dollar project. Esmail's current academic interests include...

Dave Polatty
Bonnie Docherty
About Us

HHI has many faculty collaborators and fellows, and a network of undergraduate and graduate students with an interest in research and policy development in the humanitarian arena.

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
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...

Directors Update January 2017

Dear friends and colleagues, 

The President's recent executive order banning citizens of seven countries from entering the United States has created immediate and devastating consequences for many in the medical and public...

HumGeo: Capacity and Partnerships
Amnesty and DDRRR (2012-2015)

The Ugandan government reinstated the Amnesty Act in May 2013, which grants pardons to all LRA combatants, save the top commanders. Regional organizations, UN affiliates, and international NGOs have instituted Disarmament, Demobilization, Repatriation, Reintegration, and Resettlement...

OSCE SMM monitoring the movement of heavy weaponry in eastern Ukraine
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Time to confront sexual abuse and harassment in the aid sector
Melani Cammett
Gabriella Blum
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,...

Doreen Koretz
Child Marriage: Results 3
I am a community leader in a communal farming group

I am a community leader in a communal farming group. We are working to reconcile people in community; even up to now some people in the communities still live in tension as a result because they do not yet have peace of mind. We left homes to live in camps. Later when the conflict calmed...

Ariana Marnicio

Ariana Marnicio, MPH, is Program Manager for the Program on Resilient Communities at the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative. Prior to joining HHI, Marnicio worked at the Harvard FXB Center for Health and Human Rights and at the Baker Institute for Public Policy. She has worked extensively on the...

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