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Godfred (Kofi) Nyarko

Godfred (Kofi) Nyarko is the Program Coordinator for the National NGO Program on Humanitarian Leadership at the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative.

Kofi has had a diverse professional background prior to joining HHI. He served as the Country Director for Mercy Project Ghana where he fought...

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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
"Building Peace in a Turbulent World" Lecture with Nancy Lindborg, President of USIP

The Harvard Humanitarian Initiative is pleased to host a discussion on “Building Peace in a Turbulent World” with Nancy Lindborg, President of the United States Institute of Peace Friday, April 7, 2017 12:30-1:30pm. Light lunch will be provided.

This event is hosted by the Harvard...

Elisabeth B. Weintz Humanitarian Award 2017

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US and International Response to the conflict (2010-2013)

In 2010, U.S. President Barack Obama signed the LRA Disarmament and Northern Uganda Recovery Act, dedicating U.S. support to the governments of the affected countries in central Africa, as well as the African Union (AU) and the UN. In 2011, the AU established the Regional Cooperation...

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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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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...

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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Beth Maclin

Beth Maclin is the research coordinator for the Women in War program at the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative. She assists in the development, implementation, and dissemination of all Women in War projects. Her research interests include identifying the needs of those impacted by...

We had some ways that we were using to protect ourselves from the LRA

We had some ways that we were using to protect ourselves from the LRA. For example, if I was found at home or anywhere and I am arrested by the rebels, the rebels would ask me to take them to where the rest of the community members were hiding. I will not take them. I would walk with the...

Meredith Blake

Meredith Blake is the Research Coordinator for Women in War. Her current research focuses on gender, peace, and security in fragile states, community resilience, sexual and gender-based violence, violence against women and girls, and diversity and inclusion in humanitarian action. She previously...

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...

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