Humanitarian Evidence Week

Welcome to the Humanitarian Evidence Week event page: HEW is an initiative led by Evidence Aid to promote a more evidence-based approach in the delivery of humanitarian aid. Evidence Aid works with many other organisations and invites interested contributors to contact us. Participation as a contributor is free of charge as part of our objective to bring research to humanitarian practitioners and to share experience of gathering or using evidence in the field. If you want information about how to contribute please contact Claire Allen.

Contributions come in the form of webinars, blogs and online debates to to reach as wide an international audience as possible without them incurring cost or having to travel. Most of the events are free of charge. Events highlight topics related to generation, use and dissemination of evidence in the humanitarian sector.

The week’s programme can be found in the timeline below – scroll through to see events on each day. The list of events will be updated as more activities are added. For a taste of what was covered in 2018, please refer to the table below.

Blog, webinar or other event? This could be you

January 20, 2020

A short description and list of authors followed by your logo. Interested? Please contact Claire Allen, Evidence Aid Operations Manager to discuss your contribution.

 

HEW2018 Events

Pre-HEW2018 Events

Tuesday 13th November

Contributor Organisation Contribution

Title

Professor Francesco Checchi London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine Lecture Measuring Mortality in War: South Sudan

Thursday 15th November

Contributor Organisation Contribution Title
Ben Heaven Taylor, CEO, Evidence Aid; Caroline De Brún, Knowledge & Evidence Specialist, Public Health England Disaster Information Specialist monthly webinar. NIH, US National Library of Medicine Webinar Accessing the evidence during times of crisis

Humanitarian Evidence Week 2018 Events

Monday 19th November

Contributor

Organisation Contribution

Title

Professor Paul Montgomery Evidence Aid, United Kingdom Training Introduction to Systematic Reviews in the Humanitarian Context
Marta Balinska, MSF and Joanna Ventikos, Oxford University Press MSF and Oxford University Press Blog Clinical evidence from humanitarian settings: the case report and its importance
Chris Winchester, Managing Director Oxford Phargamenesis, United Kingdom Blog Real-world evidence: from health to humanitarian assistance
Caroline De Brún, PHE, and Isla Kuhn, Medical Librarian, University of Cambridge IFLA Evidence for Global and Disaster Health Special Interest Group, United Kingdom Webinar Finding the evidence for global and disaster health

Tuesday 20th November

Contributor

Organisation Contribution

Title

Julian Sheather, writer and ethicist British Medical Journals, United Kingdom Blog Research in humanitarian crises – ethics and evidence gathering
Amit Mistry and Blythe Beecroft Fogarty International Center, US National Institutes of Health Blog Making the case for health research in humanitarian crises – a call for case studies

Wednesday 21st November

Contributor

Organisation Contribution

Title

Kimberly Dockx, CEBaP researcher, Belgian Red Cross Flanders team Belgian Red Cross Webinar Evidence reviews and field data collection to strengthen disaster preparedness and response at the Red Cross
Prisca Benelli, Humanitarian Research & Learning Manager, and Ehtisham Ul Hassan, Deputy Head of Impact, Innovation and Evidence Save the Children, United Kingdom Blog Evidence Checker tool
Prisca Benelli, Humanitarian Research & Learning Manager, Save the Children; Ben Heaven Taylor, Evidence Aid; and Jonathan Breckon, NESTA NESTA, United Kingdom Launch Use of evidence in the humanitarian sector: A practice guide
Torben Holm, Real Relief, & Sian White London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine Blog Supertowel: a new soapless intervention for handwashing
Cochrane Review Cochrane Review, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine Podcast Talking therapy the management of mental health in low- and middle-income countries affected by mass human tragedy
Tom Wein Independent Consultant, Kenya Blog How to run experiments when you can’t afford a randomized trial

Thursday 22nd November

Contributor

Organisation Contribution

Title

Evidence Aid, Oxford Evidence Aid, United Kingdom Training Event Evaluating complex humanitarian interventions – utilising evidence-based approaches: two-day course
Parliamentary Launch: Baroness Sheehan, Ben Heaven Taylor and Professor Bayard Roberts Evidence Aid, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, United Kingdom Launch Use of evidence in the humanitarian sector: A practice guide
Prisca Benelli, Save the Children; and Ben Heaven Taylor, Evidence Aid, hosted by the Centre for Evidence-based Medicine, University of Oxford Evidence Aid, Centre for Evidence-based Medicine, University of Oxford, United Kingdom Launch Use of evidence in the humanitarian sector: A practice guide
MUDRI, the WADEM Oceania Chapter (Australia) and Evidence Aid MONASH University, Australia Webinar Structuring a National Conference to build evidence
Anne-Catherine Vanhove, Trui Van Ackere, Philippe Vandekerckhove, Emmy De Buck Belgian Red Cross Blog How can Evidence-Based Practice support Forecast-Based Financing?
Dell Saulnier and Anneli Erisksson, Department of Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institute and Claire Allen, Evidence Aid Karolinska Institute, Sweden, & Evidence Aid, United Kingdom Blog “Because rolling dice, asking for divine intervention and taking wild stabs at the problem don’t work”: The use of evidence in humanitarian response.

Friday 23rd November

Contributor

Organisation Contribution

Title

Ross White University of Liverpool, Institute of Psychology, Health and Society, United Kingdom Blog Refugee mental health: exploring the impact of community-based approaches to psychosocial interventions
Doris Schopper CERAH, University of Geneva, Switzerland Video 1968–2018 : Humanitarian concepts across time and spaces
Tom Wein Independent Consultant, Kenya Video The Dignity Project
Charles Parrack Oxford Brookes University, United Kingdom Blog Long term impact of Shelter Response
Doris Schopper and Clara Egger CERAH, University of Geneva, Switzerland Blogs Do we all speak and practice “humanitarian” in the same way?
BMA International team & 2017 BMA Humanitarian Fund recipient, Dr Emily Clark British Medical Association Webinar How to amplify your impact in international child health using the BMA Humanitarian Fund