Development Evidence Based Aid: Helping Decision Makers Before and After Natural Disasters, Trinity College, Dublin


9 November 2011

This meeting was part of the Development Research Week Programme at Trinity College, Dublin; and was organized in partnership with the Trinity International Development Initiative. The meeting was chaired by Mike Clarke, one of the founders of Evidence Aid. It offered an opportunity for organisations based in Ireland to consider the role that Evidence Aid can play to promote evidence-based practices in humanitarian emergencies and international development.  The plenary session included talks on the use of evidence by donors in the humanitarian sector and related areas (Ciara O’Brien, Deputy Director, Emergency and Recovery Section, Irish Aid), an NGO’s perspective on how evidence was, or was not, used in the Horn of Africa (Austin Kennan, Regional Director, Horn of Africa, Concern), and the inclusion of evidence based practice in the academic curriculum (Pat Gibbons, Director, MSc Humanitarian Action, UCD). Bonnix Kayabu, Evidence Aid Co-ordinator, also spoke about the role of systematic reviews and the Evidence Aid needs assessment survey. After these talks, small group discussions allowed participants to focus on these issues in more detail.

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Photo1 – Group discussion facilitated by Pat Gibbons, Director of Masters in Humanitarian Action, University College, Dublin, Ireland.

Photo2 – Group discussion facilitated by Austin Kennan, Concern Worldwide.

For more information, contact Bonnix Kayabu, Co-ordinator, Evidence Aid.