Webinar2pm – 3:30pm BST 9 June 2022REGISTER
Integrating evidence on the priorities, needs and perceptions of refugees and IDPs is essential to ensure that public health responses to disease outbreaks are effective and make best use of scarce humanitarian resources. Yet in practice, producing, translating, and integrating such evidence in health responses can be challenging.
Elrha’s Research for Health in Humanitarian Crisis (R2HC) program funded some of the first rigorous research on COVID-19 in humanitarian contexts, with a focus on rapid knowledge translation and uptake of learning by humanitarian actors. This discussion aims to share what they learned about the needs and priorities of people affected by crisis during the COVID-19 pandemic and previous Ebola outbreak responses, exploring how this evidence can better inform humanitarian and public health program and policy adaptations.
WHAT WILL WE DISCUSS?
In this 90-minute webinar, we will share findings and lessons learned from several R2HC-supported research-practice partnerships working in Afghanistan, Ukraine, Bangladesh; Lebanon, Zimbabwe; and Democratic Republic of Congo, during both COVID-19 and previous Ebola outbreaks. Speakers will consider the following questions:
- How has COVID-19 affected the needs and priorities of people living in crisis settings?
- How did evidence on needs and priorities of communities inform programme adaptations during COVID-19 and the Ebola outbreak, and how successful have adaptations based on community inputs been?
- How is evidence on community needs and priorities practically applied to the response? How is evidence shared with decision-makers?
- What new tools, approaches show potential for information gathering on needs and priorities?
- What concerns remain? Are there outstanding evidence gaps that need to be addressed?
This event will encourage audience participation.
WE ARE ELRHA
A global charity that finds solutions to complex humanitarian problems through research and innovation
To improve humanitarian outcomes through partnership, research and innovation
A world equipped to mitigate the impact of humanitarian crises
To empower the humanitarian community to improve humanitarian response. We make this happen by supporting and championing the outcomes of robust research and proven innovations.
We are an established actor in the humanitarian community, working in partnership with humanitarian organisations, researchers, innovators, and the private sector to tackle some of the most difficult challenges facing people all over the world.
We equip humanitarian responders with knowledge of what works, so that people affected by crises get the right help when they need it most.
OUR GUIDING PRINCIPLES
In pursuing our vision of a world equipped to mitigate the impact of humanitarian crises, we want to make sure that our work is undertaken in an ethical and robust way. To ensure this all our work is led by six guiding principles
- Improving outcomes for people affected by crisis is at the heart of our work.
- People have a right to quality humanitarian response that is informed by robust evidence.
- Research and innovation should always be undertaken within a responsible and ethical framework
- Evidence must be made widely available and accessible to achieve the greatest possible impact.
- Collaboration and partnership, including with people affected by crisis, improves the quality, impact and uptake of research and innovation.
- Creativity, exploration and informed risk-taking is crucial to learn and bring about change.
Becoming an anti-racist organisation
We are committed to being an anti-racist organisation. This involves an honest examination of how our work reinforces existing inequity, and proactively working with others to address structural and systemic racism in our sector. We are not yet where we need to be. But, we have developed a set of strategic commitments to anti-racism and are working on our detailed action plan to realise these as an organisational priority.
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