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The European Refugee Crisis: Data, Technology, and Coordination Summit

On 4 November 2015, the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative is hosting a summit on “The European Refugee Crisis: Data, Technology, and Coordination”. The summit will take place at the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and the Arts. We will bring together key humanitarian decision-makers,...

Kevin Coughlin

Kevin Coughlin manages the grants and helps coordinate projects for the Programs on Peace and Human Rights and Evaluation and Implementation Science at HHI. Prior to joining HHI, Kevin worked for several organizations in Washington, D.C., researching human rights, U.S. national security,...

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Satchit Balsari
IDP Camps in Uganda (1996)

As military attempts against the LRA continued, the Ugandan government instituted a strategy of moving civilians into camps. At the peak of the conflict in 2005, 251 camps held nearly two million people across 11 districts in Uganda. The camps are widely considered to be a...

Paul Biddinger
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Mihiyo and family in Dadaab
Erin Downey

Dr. Downey has more than 20 years experience in building healthcare crisis response systems, including 12 years working with the U.S. Government managing the administration of more than $17.3 million healthcare and medical emergency preparedness contracts.

Most recently she has served as...

Humanitarian Principles Link
Lavine Family

From the time they first met at the Au Bon Pain at Harvard Business School, Jonathan Lavine MBA ’92 and Jeannie Bachelor Lavine AB ’88, MBA ’92 discovered they had many common interests. While balancing studies with volunteer work at City Year, the couple’s connection was deepened by their...

Lavine Humanitarian Studies Initiative

Building upon ten years of experience in experiential learning-based education, the Lavine Family Humanitarian Studies Initiative (HSI) is an Academy continuing education program that offers workshops and trainings for humanitarian professionals. Trainings are designed to prepare students for...

Dave Polatty
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Ingvill C. Mochmann
Penar Musaraj
MRF: Group of Professionals
There were some children who would want to return from abduction

There were some children who would want to return from abduction and working as soldiers already in the LRA, but feared returning home because they were told they would be killed...Organizations which helped to rehabilitate these people had come up already such as World Vision. So we...

Female former abductees, South Sudan
HuSEHR: Competencies
LRA on the move (1994)

In 1994, the Sudanese government began supporting the LRA in exchange for fighting a proxy war with the Sudan People’s Liberation Army/Movement (SPLA/M), a group fighting for southern independence. The LRA was able to retain bases in southern Sudan for more than 10 years, launching...

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...

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Sinead Walsh

Dr. Sinead Walsh holds a PhD in Social Policy, London School of Economics, Thesis Entitled: The Improbability of the Accountability of NGOs to their Intended Beneficiaries: The Case of Action Aid with field work in Uganda.

Sinead is the Ambassador of Ireland to Sierra Leone and Liberia,...

Rebecca Hémono

Rebecca Hémono, MPH, serves as the Research and Evaluation Coordinator for the External Evaluation of the Disasters and Emergencies Preparedness Programme (DEPP) at the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative. In this role, she contributes extensively to data collection and...

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