The use of evidence and evidence-based approaches – knowing what does and does not work in responding to conflict, disasters and other emergencies – is crucial to improving the effectiveness and efficiency of humanitarian interventions. But what does a greater focus on evidence mean in practice for humanitarian work?
Join us on 7 November, as part of Humanitarian Evidence Week, in this PHAP online discussion, which aims to look critically at the concept of evidence-based approaches to humanitarian action.
The event will feature an overview of the concept of evidence and how it has been used in the humanitarian sector. The presentation will be followed by a moderated discussion on the dilemmas of evidence among a panel of experts. The event will also provide the opportunity for participants to share their perspectives on the topic discussed, through the live chat and the possibility to pose questions to the panelists.
Nancy Cartwright Professor at University of Durham
Co-Director, Centre for Humanities Engaging Science and Society
(CHESS), University of Durham
Paul Knox Clarke Head of Research, ALNAP
Lars Peter Nissen Director, ACAPS
Momodou Touray Development Advisor, Independent
Tuesday, 7 November 2017
09:00 - 10:30
14:00 - 15:30
15:00 - 16:30
16:00 - 17:30
17:00 - 18:30
21:00 - 22:30
22:00 - 23:30
To see when the live session will take place in your time zone, click here.
Blog post - by Marc DuBois:
Contested Evidence: Concerns in the aid sector
As an introduction to this online discussion, Marc DuBois, who will be facilitating and moderating the session, has written and article on the main concerns regarding evidence in the aid sector. You can now read his article at phap.org/7nov2017-article.
Marc DuBois, currently an independent humanitarian consultant, researcher, and blogger, was the Executive Director of MSF-UK from March 2008 until March 2014.
Upcoming – 9 November 2017:
NGOs in government-led and refugee coordination contexts