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Disaster Relief 2.0: The Future of Information Sharing in Humanitarian Emergencies

This report analyzes how the humanitarian community and the emerging volunteer and technical communities worked together in the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, and recommends a four-part framework to improve coordination between these two groups in future emergencies. The report...

Jan 2011
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  • 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...

    Diplomacy and LRA migration (2005-2006)

    By 2005, the LRA ceased activity in Uganda. On August 26, 2006, the LRA and Ugandan government signed a cessation of hostilities agreement.  Simultaneously, the LRA’s foothold in southern Sudan was beginning to weaken. In 2005, the Sudanese government and the SPLA/M signed the...

    Digital Data Collection: A KoBoToolbox Use Case with Jake Weisenthal

    Jake Weisenthal, Country Director, Semilla Nueva offered HHI an interview to share the challenges and benefits associated with transitioning to digital data collection in rural Guatemala. Interview filmed and produced by the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative 2016.

    Feb 2017
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    Developing Managers and Leaders: Experiences and Lessons from International NGOs

    This report, sponsored by the Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations and HHI, is based on interviews with senior managers affiliated with a variety of well-known INGOs. It elucidates ways that these organizations approach management and leadership development. It identifies best...

    Oct 2011
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    Designing Security

    Humanitarian organizations operate in increasingly hostile environments. Although authoritative statistics are scarce, anecdotal evidence suggests that aid workers face life-threatening risks that are exacerbated by the growing number of humanitarian organizations operating in the field with...

    Oct 2006
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  • DEPP Evaluation Summative Phase Report Annexes

    This report provides the summative results from the three-year external impact evaluation of the Disasters and Emergencies Preparedness Programme (DEPP) conducted by a team at the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI). The DEPP was a £40 million programme funded by the Department for...

    Jan 2019
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  • DEPP Evaluation Summative Phase Report

    This report provides the summative results from the three-year external impact evaluation of the Disasters and Emergencies Preparedness Programme (DEPP) conducted by a team at the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI). The DEPP was a £40 million programme funded by the Department for...

    Jan 2019
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    Defining the Resilient City

    This background note is part of the United Nations University project on Resilience and the Fragile City and is meant to complement the paper ‘Conceptualizing City Fragility and Resilience’ (de Boer, Muggah, Patel 2016) which formally presents the fragile and resilient cities assessment...

    Jan 2017
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  • Declaration from Academic Humanitarian Training Centers on Syria

    Given the current humanitarian crisis in Syria where patients, healthcare workers, and hospitals are under attack, we the undersigned, without presumption of authority or judgment, stand in solidarity with our healthcare colleagues and declare their right to international health neutrality. For...

    Oct 2016
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    Data preparedness: connecting data, decision making and humanitarian response

    Signal Program Standards and Ethics Series - Issue 1

    Data are a central component of humanitarian response. Frequently, however, there is a disconnect between data, decision-making and response. Informed decisions need to be made in the first hours and days of an emergency, and if the...

    Nov 2016
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  • Data Collection and Refugee Protection

    As the numbers of migrants and refugees entering Europe continue to increase, data collection and analysis, particularly through mobile technology, social media, and crowdsourcing, provide humanitarian actors with key insights into critical protection gaps and emerging trends. Yet the growing...

    Dec 2015
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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...

    Daniel Schrag
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    Daniel Scarnecchia

    Daniel Scarnecchia is a Researcher at HHI’s Signal Program on Human Security and Technology, focusing on data governance, standards, and ethics in the Humanitarian sector.  Prior to joining HHI, he was a management consultant with a practice in the governance of sensitive data and the...

    Dan Wikler

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