Regions of Focus: Central Africa, West Africa, Southeast Asia, South America, Middle East
Research Theme: Risk, Resilience and Response
HHI’s Peace and Human Rights Data Program conducts research and builds capacity in countries experiencing complex emergencies and serious violations of human rights and international humanitarian law. The program trains researchers and uses empirical and mixed research methods to consult, represent, and support survivors of mass violence and disasters. Through the program, HHI works to ensure that the needs of survivors are recognized and acted on by governments, United Nations agencies, and nongovernmental organizations.
Peacebuilding and Education
This project examines the role of education and schools and their associations with resilience in the context of violence and conflict. This project was developed in collaboration with UNICEF and builds on other work around youth and resilience conducted with the Eastern Congo Initiative.
Peacebuilding and Reconstruction Polls - DRC
This project conducts polls every three months in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo to examine changes in security, protection, and access to justice over time. It was developed in collaboration with UNDP and MONUSCO to inform actors on the ground and provide timely data for decision making. A large baseline was conducted in 2013 based on the consultation of 5,000 randomly selected Congolese in the region.
Framework for Assessing Resilience
This projects seeks to develop a cross-cultural framework for assessing resilience in the context of conflicts and violence. It relies on large scale consultation and research in Guatemala, Liberia, and Timor-Leste. This work is implemented in collaboration with InterPeace.