GCRF: RECAP - Research capacity building and knowledge generation to support preparedness and response to humanitarian crises and epidemics

Lead Research Organisation: London Sch of Hygiene and Trop Medicine
Department Name: Public Health and Policy

Abstract

RECAP will focus on acute and protracted humanitarian crises related to armed conflict, natural disasters, forced migration, and epidemics. Humanitarian crises and their impact on health and related sectors can pose major obstacles to international development and the achieving the SDGs. Effective decision-making by humanitarian actors is essential in humanitarian response. Accurate and timely information and evidence is essential in achieving effective decision-making. For example, through setting evidence-based standards and performance measurement against those standards, assessing needs and effectiveness in meeting those needs, ensuring value for money, and supporting accountability to recipients of humanitarian programmes and those programmes. Yet current interventions are impeded by limited data, capacity, guidance, and ethical preparedness with consequent implications for accountability. Work on protection is central to supporting accountability through seeking to ensure authorities and other humanitarian actors respect their obligations and the rights of individuals and vulnerable populations.

RECAP's vision is to strengthen research capacity and capability to generate knowledge on how to improve decision-making and accountability to help support preparedness and response to humanitarian crises. RECAP will focus on the sectors of health and protection through overlapping research and capacity building activities. For the research, there are 6 interconnected, interdisciplinary research Objectives/work-packages. These research objectives will also act as platforms for capacity building through applied research methods training. The capacity building activities will be realised through 4 capacity building Objectives on: training on specific research methods linked to the RECAP research; building institutional capacity for a sustainable and supportive research environment; supporting individual researcher capability and career progression; and building UK capability in multi-disciplinary research on health and protection in humanitarian crises. It will be a four year programme.

RECAP's strategy to grow research capacity and capability is to establish a unique network of leading academic and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) working on health and protection in the context of humanitarian crises. RECAP will be led by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and includes the University of Sierra Leone (USL), the American University of Beirut (AUB), the Refugee Law Initiative at the School of Advanced Study (SAS) in London University, Oxford University, and the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). NGOs are the front line actors in humanitarian preparedness and response and so are vital to RECAP. The RECAP NGO partners are Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), the International Rescue Committee (IRC), Save the Children UK, and BRAC. They will assist through logistics, technical and other forms of support in the RECAP countries.

RECAP will use a hub-and-spoke model; with hubs of the UK, Sierra Leone, and Lebanon for capacity building and research; and spokes of further research sites in NGO partner programmes in ODA countries affected by humanitarian crises (most likely to be Myanmar, South Sudan, Uganda, Democratic Republic of Congo, subject to security and logistical issues).

The expected outcomes of RECAP will be: strengthened research capacity and capability among university and NGO partners; the development of a new research network through regional hubs of research and training excellence in the UK, Sierra Leone and Lebanon; research and capacity-building outputs (including open access software platforms and research and training guidelines); and impact through contributions to humanitarian guidelines, programmes and policies. These will strengthen decision-making and accountability in humanitarian crises to improve health, protection and broader development outcomes.

Planned Impact

Humanitarian crises and their influence on health, protection and related sectors pose major obstacles to international development and the achieving the SDGs. Accurate and timely information and evidence is essential in achieving effective decision-making. For example, through setting evidence-based standards and performance measurement against those standards, assessing needs and effectiveness in meeting those needs, ensuring value for money, and supporting accountability to recipients of humanitarian programmes and those commissioning and funding those programmes. Yet current humanitarian decision-making and programmes are impeded by limited data, evidence, capacity, guidance, and ethical preparedness. The RECAP programme seeks to address these challenges through strengthening research capacity and capability to improve decision-making and accountability to help support preparedness and response to humanitarian crises.

RECAP's capacity building, research, and activities to promote pathways to impact, would be expected to have impact through: improved capacity to obtain and use evidence and information; leading to improved decision-making, services and accountability; resulting in improved humanitarian outcomes for crisis-affected populations living in ODA countries and so supporting progress towards the SDGs. This following stakeholders would be expected to be positively impacted by RECAP.

1. Individuals and communities affected by humanitarian crises would benefit through improved humanitarian services, activities and accountability, which would lead to improved health, protection and related development outcomes (e.g. economic benefits among crisis-affected individuals through improved productivity and earnings and reduced health care expenditure).

2. RECAP universities would be positively impacted through: the development of new networks and the sharing of new ideas, approaches, methods and skills; the capacity building of individual researchers; institutional-level capacity building seeking to embed sustainable research capacity; and through developing links with NGO partners to foster better understanding of each other's' priorities, approaches and challenges (see also Academic Beneficiaries).

3. NGO researchers, data managers and decision-makers would benefit from the strengthened research, knowledge, information and decision-making capacity. The findings will also help support development of improved metrics and guidelines to improve the effectiveness of NGO activities. The ethics-related work in RECAP would also support more ethically-informed responses to the complex ethical dilemmas inherent in NGO operational activities in humanitarian crises.

4. Local government staff will also benefit from improved information and knowledge to inform effective-decision-making. They will also be involved in some of the applied methods training which would support their research and decision-making capacity.

5. Humanitarian funding and policy-making agencies (e.g. UN agencies) and governments would benefit from: improved information on the performance of operational agencies and the health and protection sectors more broadly; strengthened accountability mechanisms and information; strengthened metrics and guidelines to improve performance measurement; and improved ability to support equitable and efficient programmes (e.g. through the work on cost-effectiveness and other economic analyses).

The impact of RECAP will extend beyond the immediate programme beneficiaries and country sites. The variety of geographic locations and intended generalisability of many of the research and capacity building activities will benefit a broad range of settings affected by humanitarian crises. We will also publically share the capacity building materials for the methods training and institutional capacity building support to maximise their global reach and escalate their benefits.

Publications

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Description RECAP has submitted a total 88 journal papers (of which 74 have been published), and have also published 1 book, 4 book chapters, 25 reports, 5 blogs, and 58 training sessions. We have disseminated findings through organising 25 seminars (including six from the RECAP seminar series and with future ones planned), and 16 conference presentations. A number of other outputs and dissemination activities are being generated by the project as research findings are written-up. As suggested in the guidance, we have limited this section to a few selected key findings emerging from our work.
The first key finding relates to COVID-19 modelling led by RECAP partners LSHTM and AUB (Work Package 2 - modelling). The key findings on the COVID work are very varied but their use has been significant and they have supported responses on COVID-19 in the UK, Middle East and globally. The work has been published in academic journals as well as being used to support senior-level decision-making in the UK and ODA countries. Training and software have also been developed to support researchers and decision-makers in epidemic modelling work, including COVID-19 specifically. The work on COVID-19 has already generated 43 outputs such as journal papers, reports, training session and software. The majority of these have related to modelling but others have also supported decision-making (e.g., shielding to reduce transmission of COVID-19) and use of social science research methods for responses to COVID-19.
A second key contribution has been developing work on cost-effectiveness and cost-efficiency in humanitarian response through Work Package 3. This has included field studies in Bangladesh, Myanmar, and Nigeria involving staff from BRAC, Save the Children, IRC and LSHTM. Outputs from this include publications (with a number under journal review), reports, research etools, seminars and training courses. This has been accompanied by a paper using qualitative methods to explore barriers and facilitators to strengthening the use of economic evaluation methods in humanitarian response. A range of other studies related to health economics and financing have been conducted, including ones analysing overseas development aid for health (e.g., a paper which highlights major inequity in overseas development aid for IDPs compared to refugees despite IDPs having greater health needs).
Another key finding from the project has been on humanitarian accountability led by RECAP partner RLI (in collaboration with Save the Children and IRC), including supporting community and client accountability in COVID responses. Outputs include journal publications, reports, briefs, audio materials, and training courses. This complements work by Work Package 5a (health accountability) in which anthropological research was conducted on the reintegration of former child soldiers in northern Uganda. The findings from the research suggest that implementing best-practice guidelines for relocating displaced children with their immediate relatives has had negative consequences related to abuse because of their past affiliations with the Lord's Resistance Army. This raised a number of questions about accountability within psychosocial and rehabilitation humanitarian activities in northern Uganda. Papers have been published from this work and it also led to high-level discussions with key agencies in Uganda and the region, including a request to provide evidence to the International Criminal Court. This work was supported by a series of seminars and conferences involving RECAP partners Refugee Law Initiative, LSE, and LSHTM.
Exploitation Route The findings have already been taken forward and put to use by others. For example, the COVID-19 work has been used by Ministries of Health, UN agencies and NGOs in a number of countries, including the UK. This has been achieved by producing relevant and timely findings and outputs, direct discussions with key decision-makers, participation in influential committees, and training programmes and materials. Much of this work builds on previous activities, training and guidance on epidemics earlier on in the project which was also used by Ministries of Health, WHO, NGOs and other key agencies. Many of these are listed on the RECAP website to broaden their access and use, including those specifically on COVID-19. We also expect the research on economic methods and accountability to have strong have strong influence with stakeholders once outputs and related dissemination activities are finalised.
We will also be implementing a number of activities to strengthen uptake of the findings and policy engagement, including a seminar programme, workshops, and briefs.
Sectors Education,Healthcare,Government, Democracy and Justice

URL https://www.lshtm.ac.uk/research/centres-projects-groups/recap
 
Description As noted above, the COVID-19 work generated by RECAP staff has been used by Ministries of Health, UN agencies and NGOs in a number of countries, including Sudan, Somalia, Lebanon, and the UK. This has been achieved by producing relevant and timely findings and outputs, direct discussions with key decision-makers, participation in influential committees (e.g., SAGE in the UK), and training programmes and materials. The training activities and related materials and guidance have been used by participants from NGOs, universities, governments, donors, and UN agencies. Many of these are listed on the RECAP website to broaden their access and use, including those specifically on COVID-19. The tools and software that have been developed to support better use of metrics to improve understanding on the appropriateness and impact of humanitarian responses (Work Package One) will also help inform more responsive policy and decision-making by humanitarian actors. This has been accompanied by a very successful training programme developed by RECAP staff in Work Package One to support better use of metrics and decision-making among humanitarian agency staff. The work on humanitarian accountability is also having an impact, with the authors of the work being asked to provide evidence on it as part of an ongoing investigation by the International Criminal Court on the Lord's Resistance Army. The health and internal displacement initiative also led to findings being shared with the UN High Level Panel on Internal Displacement and health being mentioned in their report. Due to the COVID pandemic and very varied nature of RECAP's activities, it was decided not to hold a single end of project symposium but to instead support dissemination through a series of focused 'RECAP seminars'. These involve multiple RECAP partners, and details on those hosted by LSHTM (rather than partners) can be found at https://www.lshtm.ac.uk/research/centres-projects-groups/recap#events. We have also sought to promote RECAP's outputs and activities through the project's twitter handle and partner social media.
First Year Of Impact 2020
Sector Education,Healthcare,Government, Democracy and Justice
Impact Types Societal,Policy & public services

 
Description 5-days online short course at LSHTM
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description AUB capacity strengthening webinars on staff experience of securing research funding
Geographic Reach Asia 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Improved capacity of staff to seek research grants
 
Description Award of two visiting fellowships to the RLI given to Save the Children UK
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Award of two visiting fellowships to the RLI given to Save the Children UK, to ease access to academic literature and therefore improve knoweldge sharing across organisational boundaries. Promotes the research ability of a RECAP partner organisation and breaks down the barriers between academic and practitioner organisations, enabling better promotion of research with practical content. The fellowships provide transparency of and access to academic information and broaden benefits of learning to different/non-traditional partners in the project
 
Description Beirut workshop at K2P/AUB on getting evidence into practice
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact This was a three-day workshop funded by RECAP and a related GCRF impact accelerator grant in partnership with the Knowledge to Practice (K2P) programme at the American University of Beirut (AUB). It was held in March 2019 in Beirut. It sought to strengthen the use of evidence and getting into practice by humanitarian agencies. There were 20 Participants were from RECAP partner NGOs (e.g MSF, IRC, Save the Children) and RECAP university partners of AUB and the University of Sierra Leone, and and other GCRF projects (R4HC). Further description and course evaluation is available.
 
Description Capacity Strengthening for Research Administration and Financial Management at the University of Sierra Leone
Geographic Reach Africa 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Improved capacity to administer and manage research grants.
 
Description Capacity strengthening in DRC during the Ebola response
Geographic Reach Africa 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Capacity strengthening training provided to 25 people in DRC during the Ebola response
 
Description Cascaded training on economic evaluation for Save the Children staff
Geographic Reach Asia 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Child Participation and Accountability Workshop, Bogata, Colombia 2019
Geographic Reach South America 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Co-convened 3-day capacity-strenthening workshop for Save the Children Colombia. Collaboratively hosted by Save the Children Colombia with RECAP partners the Refugee Law Initiative (RLI) and Save the Children UK, the workshop was an opportunity for joint knowledge production and engagement with the recommendations brought together in the RLI's research report on 'Child Participation and Accountability in Save the Children Colombia's Programming' The workshop brought together staff from across Save the Children Colombia's field offices to collaboratively engage in knowledge production and planning on child participation in the country operation. The outcomes aim to impact practice on the ground in the short and long term: 1) Save the Children Colombia have committed to launching a new 'Accountability and Child Participation Strategy' for their country context to address the findings of the RLI study. 2) New accountability and child participation 'Champions' located in each Save the Children Colombia field office are committing to the task of documenting relevant best practices and lessons-learned. Learnings will be shared nationally to ensure maximum impact. 3) New child-friendly complaints and feedback mechanisms will be installed in all field offices relevant to the full portfolio of activities and programmes, whether defined as 'emergency', 'humanitarian' or as having a 'development' focus.
 
Description Cost-Effectiveness Analysis for Save the Children Somalia office
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Following the training received - and with remote support from the training team - the training participants from the Somalia office have started an Economic Evaluation of a Nutrition Program in Somalia to generate evidence on the cost effective and sustainable means of treating malnourished children in conflict affected areas of the country. The Primary objective are the study are: • To estimate the cost for recovery from SAM and MAM (separately) for mobile and static facilities in Somaliland, Puntland and South Central • To understand the existing tools, systems and capacity to conduct this analysis, and to provide lessons learnt and recommendations to inform future phases of this work The team from WP3 was consulted and suggested some material. SCUK Economic Evaluation team and WP 3 team are now exploring developing further the material developed and turning it into an online training.
 
Description Defining a Roadmap for Outbreak Analytics.
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Speakers from many different backgrounds and institutions were involved. 25 participants and talks available online.
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ge3MllIG_UY&ab_channel=ThibautJombart
 
Description Deployment of RECAP post doc and associate professor to DRC for support of Ebola response in Beni and Goma
Geographic Reach Africa 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Deployment of RECAP post doc and associate professor to DRC for support of Ebola response in Beni and Goma
 
Description Deployment of RECAP post doc to support Afghanistan to support multi sector needs assessment with NGO REACH.
Geographic Reach Asia 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Deployment of RECAP post doc to support Afghanistan to support multi sector needs assessment with NGO REACH. The results of the survey were used to determine funding available for different sectors of the humanitarian cluster system for the next year in Afghanistan.
URL https://www.reachresourcecentre.info/country/afghanistan/cycle/604/#cycle-604
 
Description Deployment of RECAP post doc to support Mozambique flood response
Geographic Reach Africa 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Deployment of RECAP post doc to support Mozambique flood response. Ouptut: Caley L and Jarvis C. Mozambique TC Idai Aerial assessment report. 2019. The results of the aerial survey were used to determine the response strategy post cyclone. It was used to identify real life saving missions as well as short to medium term planning .
URL https://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb.int/files/resources/2019-04-MOZ-IDAI-aerial_assessment_report....
 
Description Developed training materials and delivered training on research methods to Save the Children staff based in Bangladesh, Laos, the Philippines and the UK
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact The training materials helped to develop Save the Children staff's skills in conducting research with affected populations. The training was delivered to a range of staff based in a variety of sectors, including health. It included development of pre-recorded materials and live training session on 19th November 2020. Training resources also available on Save the Children general intranet for use by staff globally.
 
Description Disaster response mapping in Caribbean
Geographic Reach South America 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Two training courses for individuals in information management in Caribbean governments. This was a collaboration between Map Action, Carribean Disaster assessment agency and multiple governmental agencies in the Caribbean.
 
Description ESCAIDE 2018 2 days short course on introdution to outbreak response analytics using R (November 2018, Malta_
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact This was a training workshop linked to ESCAIDE 2018. It strengthened capacity on outbreak response analytics using R. It was led by RECAP supported staff and took place on 19-20 November 2018, Malta. Participants were from NGOs and universities.
URL https://www.escaide.eu/en
 
Description ESCAIDE 2018 pre-workshop: 2 days short course giving an introdution to outbreak response analytics using R
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Training session for public health officials and academics on outbreak analysis, reached approximately 60 professionals
 
Description Fellow from Sierra Leone received training in conducting scoping literature review, qualitative data analysis and writing
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact This work to develop the capacity of Uk based researchers working in emergencies spans a range of disciplines including geography and education. Three month training and mentorship with weekly face to face meetings.
 
Description Four seed grants awarded to early career researchers
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Four seed grants (two at the University of Sierra Leone, and two at the American University of Beirut) were awarded to early career researchers. The final output for each seed grant recipient will be a larger grant application.
 
Description Grant writing training at University of Sierra Leone
Geographic Reach Africa 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Improved capacity of USL staff in research grant writing which help in future grant applications.
 
Description Grant writing workshop led by AUB with LSHTM participation
Geographic Reach Africa 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact FHS collaborated with the Clinical Research Institute at the Faculty of Medicine and the Strategic Research Office of LSHTM in preparing and running this online workshop. FSH have developed a very positive collaboration with the Strategic Research Office at LSHTM. A total of 150 participants registered and there was good attendance from across the region.
 
Description IRC User-Centred Design School training
Geographic Reach Africa 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Improved capacity through the training
 
Description Intro to Spatial analysis in R course LSHTM
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Introduction to spatial analysis in R course is aimed at practicing public health professionals and health researchers interested in adding expertise in spatial data analysis to their existing skillsets.
URL https://www.lshtm.ac.uk/study/courses/short-courses/Spatial-analysis-R
 
Description Introduction to R, different types of models, best practice I programming and introduction to version control using Git.
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Introduction to R, different types of models, best practice programming and introduction to version control using Git. Software for data cleaning provided and additional training on how to write a report
 
Description Introduction to outbreak response analytics using R with WHO Afro
Geographic Reach Africa 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Training session for WHO AFRO Region on outbreak analysis. The training package was designed to help fill a need identified by epidemiologists and public health decision-makers at WHO AFRO.
 
Description Introduction to outbreak response analytics using R with WHO Afro (Bénin, December 2018)
Geographic Reach Africa 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact This was a training course delivered by RECAP staff entitled 'Introduction to outbreak response analytics using R'. It was conducted WHO Afro on 10-14 December 2018 in Cotonou, Bénin. The training package was designed to help fill a need identified by epidemiologists and public health decision-makers at WHO AFRO. Recipients were WHO staff (approx. 25).
 
Description Introduction to spatial analysis in R at AUB in Beirut January 2019
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact This was a RECAP workshop delivered by LSHTM RECAP staff entitled 'Introduction to spatial analysis in R' which took place on 17-18 January 2019 in Beirut. Participants were from AUB, the University of Sierra Leone, BRAC (Uganda), and Save the Children. Knowledge, interest, and capacity were strengthened. Evaluation are available upon request.
 
Description Online Course: 'Humanitarian Accountability and Protection in Displacement Contexts'
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Improved practitioner knowledge due to the training.
 
Description Online workshop on Introduction to mathematical modeling of infections. FHS, AUB, June 29-July 8, 2021
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Presentaiton at SAGE WHO on 'Benefits risk analysis of vaccination of pregnant women with rVSV-ZEBOV as part of expanded access programme 2018
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact This was a presentation on research conducted by John Edmunds and Chris Jarvis (RECAP) on the Benefits risk analysis of vaccination of pregnant women with rVSV-ZEBOV as part of expanded access programme led by SAGE WHO in Geneva. This is the high-level Vaccine Policy Advisory Committee at WHO. The work therefore directly influenced WHO Ebola vaccine policy in emergency settings.
URL https://www.who.int/immunization/sage/meetings/2018/october/presentations_background_docs/en/index1....
 
Description Qualitative Data Analysis training for early researchers within IRC country programs (IRC)
Geographic Reach Africa 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Improved capacity by IRC staff in qualitative methods
 
Description RECAP training workshop on economic evaluation of public health interventions (Kampala, March 2019)
Geographic Reach Africa 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact This was a training workshop on economic evaluation of public health interventions (2.5 days) led by RECAP staff. There were 36 participants from NGOs and universities from Uganda and Sierra Leone. It strengthened knowledge and skills in economic evaluation, particularly cost-effectiveness analysis. Course evaluations were extremely positive (available upon request)
 
Description Research Leadership training at University of Sierra Leone
Geographic Reach Africa 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Capacity strengthening activity to support early career researches at University of Sierra Leone for future leadership capacity. This was a need identified and prioritised by USL staff.
 
Description Research Methodology training in Sierra Leone
Geographic Reach Africa 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Improved capacity on research methodology
 
Description Save the Children Evaluation Handbook: a guide on the evaluation cycle
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Contribution to new or Improved professional practice
Impact Save the Children Evaluation Handbook: a guide on the evaluation cycle; 2022. This was supported through RECAP funds and will help improve staff capacity and quality and effectiveness of humanitarian responses by Save the Children.
URL https://resourcecentre.savethechildren.net/
 
Description Save the Children training on evaluation for staff in Somalia
Geographic Reach Africa 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Improved capacity of Save the Children staff in Somalia
 
Description Seed research grants for University of Sierra Leone
Geographic Reach Africa 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Opportunity to develop research ideas into conducting research and supporting future, larger funding applications.
 
Description Training for Save the Children Bangladesh on quantitative research and evaluation
Geographic Reach Asia 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Improved staff capacity on quantitative research and evaluation methods
 
Description Training for Save the Children Staff on evaluation
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Improved capacity for conducting evaluations of humanitarian programmes
URL https://www.savethechildrenlearning.org/course/view.php?id=2073
 
Description Training on Research Ethics for Save the Children staff
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Strengthened knowledge and capacity at an individual and institutional level on research ethics for health care in humanitarian settings.
 
Description Training on health and accountability by Save the Children
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Increased knowledge and capacity of humanitarian workers on the topics covered in the training
 
Description Training on outbreak analysis of partners from the Ministry of Health of Sierra Leone, collaboration on West African Ebola outbreak analysis
Geographic Reach Africa 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact The training aims to provide support and strengthen capacity of Sierra Leone colleagues and solidified a new collaboration with researchers from SL.
 
Description Training on research and evaluation methods for Save the Children staff in South Sudan
Geographic Reach Africa 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Improved staff capacity in South Sudan on research and evaluation methods
 
Description Training session on research ethics delivered to SCUK Research and evidence advisers
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Combined with the training on Research Ethics, RECAP funding allowed to cover time of the external members of Save the Children independent ethics committee to refine Save the Children Research Ethics Policy and develop new guidance. The strengthened guidance and procedures means Save the Children data collection efforts will take all possible ethical implications in even greater account, with a positive cascading effect. We have already observed an heightened awareness of potential issues, with more requests for advice on issues now seen as potentially delicate (e.g. participatory photography).
 
Description Training workshop for Colombia Child Protection Working Group on accountability and child protection
Geographic Reach South America 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact This workshop improved capacity on participation and accountability with regards to child protection. It was conducted in March 2019 in Bogota with the Colombia Child Protection Working Group in relation to the Venezuela refugee response. Participants included representatives from UNCHR, War Child, IOM, UNICEF, SC and National Institute for Family Well-Being (ICBF).
 
Description Training workshop in Kampala on Impact Evaluation of health interventions
Geographic Reach Africa 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Training workshop on public health decision making in humanitarian emergencies
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact This was a two-stage training module developed by RECAP staff as a key output for RECAP. It was undertaken in collaboration with MSF and Save the Children UK and other NGO partners. It sought to strengthen the use of key public health information to improve decision-making by humanitarian agencies. Participants were operational and programming staff from MSF, Save the Children and other humanitarian NGOs. It was held in the Netherlands, with ongoing support by RECAP staff to the participants and follow-up workshops planned.
 
Description Training workshops on participation and accountability with Save the Children Colombia field offices (La Guajira and Tumaco)
Geographic Reach South America 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact This activity consisted of three training workshops in March 2019 led by the Refugee Law Initiative to support their RECAP's work in Colombia. These workshops were designed to inform and engage with Save the Children staff to help shape staff approaches to child and youth participation in their humanitarian programme planning and activities. Participants were staff from the Save the Children Colombia field offices in La Guajira and Tumaco and their HQ in Bogota.
 
Description Two AREF fellowships undertaken - 12 month training and mentorship programme
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact 2 AREF fellowships undertaken - 12 month training and mentorship programme with 3 face to face training sessions (Kenya, South Africa and London). 2 researchers from USL acquired leadership training and can be cascaded at the country level within a USL knowledge sharing platform
 
Description Two grant-writing workshops at AUB in Lebanon
Geographic Reach Asia 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Improved skills/capacity in research grant writing among staff at AUB in Lebanon and regional partners
 
Description Two online training workshops for staff and post-graduate students at American University of Beirut on: (a) professional development of researchers; and b) project management for researchers.
Geographic Reach Asia 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Improved capacity of staff at AUB to work on the topics covered in the two workshops
 
Description Two week training for Save the Children staff in South Sudan on qualitative and quantitative data collection, analysis and visualisations
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact At the end of the 2 week training participants will use the newly acquired learning to analyse and visualise existing data, developing dashboards and other outputs. The theory sessions have been prepared as online recording, and these recording and slides available to the wider movement through Onenet so any staff can follow the recording if they wish.
 
Description Two week training on qualitative research methods, research ethics and qualitative coding by SCUK and RLI
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact A two week training on qualitative research methods, research ethics and qualitative coding with NVivo was delivered remotely by Save the Children advisers and by professor Sarah Singer (RLI) Cost-Effectiveness Analysis for Save the Children Somalia office. This included the development of training material, with a combination of recorded videos, exercises and facilitated discussions. The training was targeted to Save the Children staff members; they are planning to put it into practice to do a small qualitative study in the coming months, and then in general to improve the quality of analysis of qualitative data gathered in relation to SC programmes.
 
Description University of Sierra Leone Research Conference
Geographic Reach Africa 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Information sharing between staff supported shared understanding, collaborations, and cross-dispcilinary learning and initiatives.
 
Description Work with MSF on modelling data to support real time decision-making for the diphtheria outbreak in Rohingha refugees in Bangladesh
Geographic Reach Asia 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact The Work Package 2 modelling work provided real time data to Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) on the Diphtheria outbreak in Rohingha refugees in Bangladesh. MSF used this data to support their health service provision and bed allocation in their activities for the Rohingha refugees in Bangladesh. This allowed for more appropriate and efficient responses by MSF to patients with diptheria.
 
Description Workshop on research methods for sexual and reproductive health and rights with 16 IRC country program staff
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Improved understanding and capacity of trainees on SRHR.
 
Description Workshop on writing social science research papers
Geographic Reach Africa 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact This was a four-day workshop organised by by University of Sierra Leone, Njala University, LSHTM and LSE and the UK Rapid Support Team. It was held in Njala University in Sierra Leone in April 2019. Participants were principally post-graduate students from University of Sierra Leone and Njala University. Further details and course evaluations are available upon request.
 
Description GCRF Cluster seed funding awards
Amount £148,945 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/T023619/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2020 
End 03/2021
 
Description GCRF Impact Accelerator Grant
Amount £39,166 (GBP)
Organisation London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 12/2018 
End 04/2019
 
Title Audit tool for assessing the appropriateness of a humanitarian WASH response 
Description Audit tool for assessing the appropriateness of a humanitarian WASH response. Modelled after the tool developed by Work package 1 and with their input, with inputs from MSF and Oxfam as well. Initial remote piloting done in 3 responses. Tool and guidance available at https://resourcecentre.savethechildren.net/document/humanitarian-wash-tool-for-appropriateness/ (Save the Children) 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2022 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Being applied by humanitarian/development NGOs (Save the Children and Oxfam) 
URL https://resourcecentre.savethechildren.net
 
Title Audit tool for assessing the appropriateness of a humanitarian health and nutrition response 
Description The tool was developed by LSHTM WP1 researchers. It was shared with RECAP partner NGOs (MSF and SCUK) for their input and feedback. The publicly available web-version of the tool will be available in late March 2022. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2022 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Being used by humanitarian NGOs to help improve their performance 
 
Description Collaboratio with Médecins Sans Frontières (Manson Unit) 
Organisation Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)
Country France 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Collaboration on research and capacity strengthening activities and support to increase and uptake of activities
Collaborator Contribution Collaboration on research and capacity strengthening activities and support to increase and uptake of activities
Impact Delegates from MSF participated and presented at the RECAP Kick-Off meeting in February 2018. Presentation slides are available on request.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Collaboration with BRAC 
Organisation BRAC Centre
Country Bangladesh 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution This collaboration is part of the RECAP project and will contribute to new reseach, capacity strengthening and impact activities.
Collaborator Contribution Support in developing plans for research, capacity strengthening, and impact.
Impact The lead person from BRAC participated and presented at the RECAP Kick-Off meeting in February 2018. Presentation slides are available on request.
Start Year 2018
 
Description Collaboration with King's College London and their GCRF Grow funded projects 'R4HC' and 'PRECISE' 
Organisation King's College London
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The RECAP project is collaborating with the GCRF Grow funded 'R4HC' funded project led by King's College London as the R4HC project has capacity strengthening activities with the American University of Beirut (also a RECAP partner). Further details on R4HC can be found at https://r4hc-mena.org/ The RECAP project has collaborated with the GCRF Grow funded 'PRECISE' project as part of the leadership programme activities conducted with AREF (2018/2019). Further details can be found at https://precisenetwork.org/about/the-precise-network/
Collaborator Contribution R4HC: We have participated in joint-events and we have also published joint papers together (e..g on capacity strengthening needs). PRECISE: We collaborated to jointly organise and fund events/training related to the leadership programme we are running (organised by AREF).
Impact We have collaborated on a short blog related to our common theme of our work which is on humanitarian response (please see https://r4hc-mena.org/2018/09/12/joanne-liu-speaking-on-the-cost-of-fear-humanitarian-crises-in-the-age-of-anxiety-at-the-2018-pumphandle-lecture/ ). The main collaboration of joint capacity strenthening activities will take place in late 2018/early 2019.
Start Year 2018
 
Description Collaboration with Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine for capacity strengthening activities 
Organisation Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We have contracted Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine to support our capacity strengthening work on RECAP. This is to conduct a needs assessment on capacity needs at the American Univeristy of Beirut, in partnership with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and the American University of Beirut. We are also collaborating with them by building on the capacity strengthening work they previously conducted with our RECAP partner the University of Sierra Leone. This collaboration utilises the expertise at Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine and builds new links between the different institutions.
Collaborator Contribution Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine will bring their expertise and experience on capacity strengthening work to the project, including their previous work with the University of Sierra Leone.
Impact This activities are planned to commence in October 2018.
Start Year 2018
 
Description Collaboration with Nuffield Department of Population Health at Oxford University 
Organisation University of Oxford
Department Nuffield Department of Population Health
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Collaboration on research and capacity strengthening activities
Collaborator Contribution Technical input for research and capacity strengthening activities
Impact Delegates from Oxford participated and presented at the RECAP Kick-Off meeting in February 2018. Presentation slides are available on request.
Start Year 2018
 
Description Collaboration with Save the Children UK 
Organisation Save the Children
Country United States 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution This collaboration is part of the RECAP project and will contribute to new reseach, capacity strengthening and impact activities
Collaborator Contribution Developing research, capacity strengthening plans, and impact plans
Impact Delegates from Save the Children participated and presented at the RECAP Kick-Off meeting in February 2018. Presentation slides are available on request.
Start Year 2018
 
Description Collaboration with the Africa Research Excellence Fund (AREF) for leadership programme 
Organisation Africa Research Excellence Fund
Country Gambia 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution RECAP will be collaborating with the Africa Research Excellence Fund (AREF) and involves two other GCRF projects (PRECISE and CAN) to run the 'Towards Leadership' capacity strengthening programme. This is a blended learning programme that seeks to support postdoctoral researchers through four face-to-face workshops over one year (starting 2019), covering the following modules: The Effective Researcher; the Researcher as Leader; the Researcher as Manager; the Compelling Applicant (for grant income). The themes and work are embedded in the 'Vitae Researcher Development Framework' which is widely used in higher education in the UK and elsewhere. RECAP management staff have supported the design and running of the leadership programme, including organising a workshop in Nairobi (October 2019). Three staff from the University of Sierra Leone are enrolled in the programme and attended the first workshop in Johannesburg in February 2019 and will attend two further workshops scheduled for 2019.
Collaborator Contribution The collaboration is led by AREF, with involvement from RECAP and two other GCRF projects (PRECISE and CAN) and our respective university partners.
Impact The first research leadership workshop was held in Johannesburg in February 2019. The collaboration is multi-disciplinary as the projects address a broad range of science and public health disciplines.
Start Year 2018
 
Description Collaboration with the American University of Beirut 
Organisation American University of Beirut
Department Faculty of Health Sciences
Country Lebanon 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This collaboration is part of the RECAP project and will contribute to new reseach, capacity strengthening and impact activities.
Collaborator Contribution Support in developing plans for research, capacity strengthening, and impact.
Impact A visit took place in November 2017 by the RECAP PI (Bayard Roberts) and capacity strengthening Co-I (Hazel McCullough) to Beirut to discuss with collaboration and joint project activities with the American University of Beirut. The ToR and report are available on request. Delegates from the American University of Beirut participated and presented at the RECAP Kick-Off meeting in February 2018. Presentation slides are available on request.
Start Year 2018
 
Description Collaboration with the International Rescue Committee 
Organisation International Rescue Committee
Country United States 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution This collaboration is part of the RECAP project and will contribute to new reseach, capacity strengthening and impact activities.
Collaborator Contribution Support in developing plans for research, capacity strengthening, and impact.
Impact Delegates from IRC participated and presented at the RECAP Kick-Off meeting in February 2018. Presentation slides are available on request.
Start Year 2018
 
Description Collaboration with the LSE 
Organisation London School of Economics and Political Science (University of London)
Department Department of International Development
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This collaboration is part of the RECAP project and will contribute to new reseach, capacity strengthening and impact activities. Support in developing plans for research, capacity strengthening, and impact.
Collaborator Contribution Support in developing plans for research, capacity strengthening, and impact.
Impact Book chapter in a book edited by our partner at the LSE (Professor Tim Allen). The book reference is:Roberts B. Accountability, in Allen T (Ed). Humanitarianism: A Dictionary of Concepts. Routledge. 2018. Delegates from LSE also participated and presented at the RECAP Kick-Off meeting in February 2018. Presentation slides are available on request. In addition, LSHTM staff directly collaborating with LSE have been made honorary LSHTM staff.
Start Year 2018
 
Description Collaboration with the Refugee Law Initiative (School of Advanced Study, University of London) 
Organisation University of London
Department Refugee Law Initiative
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This collaboration is part of the RECAP project and will contribute to new reseach, capacity strengthening and impact activities.
Collaborator Contribution Support in developing plans for research, capacity strengthening, and impact.
Impact Delegates from the Refugee Law Inititative participated and presented at the RECAP Kick-Off meeting in February 2018. Presentation slides are available on request.
Start Year 2018
 
Description Collaboration with the UK Rapid Support Team 
Organisation University of Glasgow
Department Public Health
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution There are a number of potentially beneficial links for research and particularly capacity strengthening between RECAP and the UK's Rapid Support Team which can be deployed to tackle outbreaks of disease anywhere in the world within 48 hours (https://www.gov.uk/government/news/uk-team-of-health-experts-to-tackle-global-disease-outbreaks).
Collaborator Contribution We have held discussions in London and Sierra Leone to develop joint activities to maximise our impact. These will be further developed into specific joint activities. We have also included the Deputy Director of the UK's Rapid Support Team on the RECAP Advisory Committee.
Impact None yet
Start Year 2018
 
Description Collaboration with the University of Sierra Leone 
Organisation University of Sierra Leone
Country Sierra Leone 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This collaboration is part of the RECAP project and will contribute to new reseach, capacity strengthening and impact activities.
Collaborator Contribution Support in developing plans for research, capacity strengthening, and impact.
Impact A visit took place in January 2018 by the RECAP PI (Bayard Roberts) to Freetown to discuss with collaboration and joint project activities with the University of Sierra Leone. The ToR and report are available on request. The Co-I from the University of Sierra Leone participated and presented at the RECAP Kick-Off meeting in February 2018.
Start Year 2018
 
Title Dioptra tool 
Description Save the Children, thanks to RECAP funds, was able to contribute to the running costs of its Dioptra tool, a web-based software that enables staff at humanitarian and development organizations to rapidly estimate the cost-efficiency of their programs, using existing accounting and monitoring data. Dioptra enables staff at humanitarian and development organizations to rapidly estimate the cost-efficiency of their programs, using existing accounting and monitoring data. Having cost-efficiency data, and comparative efficiency data from similar projects can help staff identify opportunities to reach more people and have greater impact with limited resources. 
Type Of Technology Webtool/Application 
Year Produced 2020 
Impact Having cost-efficiency data, and comparative efficiency data from similar projects can help staff identify opportunities to reach more people and have greater impact with limited resources. Dioptra was used in 2020 to promote sectoral Learning: Gathering cost-efficiency data for a number of programs delivering the same activity allows us to understand the typical cost-per-output to deliver that kind of assistance, as well as how that cost-per-output is driven by differences in activity design or program context. 
 
Title Trending: a unified interface for modelling temporal trend 
Description trending aims to provides a coherent interface to several modelling tools. Whilst it is useful in an interactive context, it's main focus is to provide an intuitive interface on which other packages can be developed 
Type Of Technology Webtool/Application 
Year Produced 2020 
Open Source License? Yes  
Impact
 
Title i2extras: additional features for the analysis of epidemic curves 
Description i2extras adds additional functionality to the incidence2 package. 
Type Of Technology Webtool/Application 
Year Produced 2020 
Open Source License? Yes  
Impact
 
Title incidence2: Compute, Handle and Plot Incidence of Dated Events 
Description incidence2 refocusses the scope of the original incidence package. The aim is to provide a "tidy" interface for users to work with whilst at the same time simplifying the underlying implementation. To this end, incidence2 concentrates only on the initial data handling, calculation and graphing of incidence objects. The "fitting" and "peak estimation" functions of incidence (e.g. incidence::fit and incidence::estimate_peak) are being implemented in an accompanying package called i2extras. Here they will have a more consistent interface, better choice of underlying models, and tidier outputs. 
Type Of Technology Webtool/Application 
Year Produced 2020 
Open Source License? Yes  
Impact
 
Title linelist: cleaning and standardisation of linelist data 
Description This package is dedicated to simplifying the cleaning and standardisation of linelist data. Considering a case linelist data.frame, it aims to: - standardise the variables names, replacing all non-ascii characters with their closest latin equivalent, removing blank spaces and other separators, enforcing lower case capitalisation, and using a single separator between words - standardise the labels used in all variables of type character and factor, as above - set POSIXct and POSIXlt to Date objects - extract dates from a messy variable, automatically detecting formats, allowing inconsistent formats, and dates flanked by other text - support data dictionary: linelist objects can store meta-data indicating which columns correspond to standard epidemiological variables, usually found in linelists such as a unique identifier, gender, or dates of onset 
Type Of Technology Webtool/Application 
Year Produced 2019 
Open Source License? Yes  
Impact
 
Title reportfactory: lightweight Infrastructure for Handling Multiple R Markdown Documents 
Description {reportfactory} is a R package which facilitates workflows for handling multiple .Rmd reports, compiling one or several reports in one go, and storing outputs in well-organised, timestamped folders. 
Type Of Technology Webtool/Application 
Year Produced 2020 
Open Source License? Yes  
Impact Reproducible: time-stamped folder structure and customisable subfolders make viewing the same report over time a breeze; handling of package dependencies facilitates the deployment of factories on multiple computers. Time-saving: easy compilation of multiple reports using regular expressions; book-keeping is handled by the factory and ensures that: i) every report is compiled in a clean environment and ii) all outputs are stored in a dedicated folder 
 
Title trendbreaker: new tools for the analysis of temporal trends. 
Description The trendbreaker package implements tools for detecting changes in temporal trends of a single response variable. It implements the Automatic Selection of Models and Outlier Detection for Epidemmics (ASMODEE), an algorithm originally designed for detecting changes in COVID-19 case incidence. 
Type Of Technology Webtool/Application 
Year Produced 2020 
Impact
 
Title trendeval: comparison and selection of temporal trend models. 
Description trendeval aims to provide a coherent interface for evaluating models fit with the trending package. Whilst it is useful in an interactive context, it's main focus is to provide an intuitive interface on which other packages can be developed 
Type Of Technology Webtool/Application 
Year Produced 2020 
Open Source License? Yes  
Impact
 
Description IRC Webinar - integrating gender equality and social inclusion in health interventions 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact IRC. Webinar - integrating gender equality and social inclusion in health interventions. Nov 22, 2021.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description RECAP panel for the RLI 4th annual conference in June 2019: Locating Syrian health providers' response in the humanitarian evidence 'arena' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The panel included presentations on health and protection from different disciplinary perspectives including law and anthropology.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description 'Ethical and practical issues emerging in managing dead bodies during the COVID-19 pandemic' 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Workshop: 'Ethical and practical issues emerging in managing dead bodies during the COVID-19 pandemic' (November 2020). Organised and led an international workshop, initiating discussion with 30 participants, including pathologists, researchers, policy makers and social scientists from across Europe, Africa, Asia and the US. The workshop focused on the issues arising from conducting post-mortem research and managing dead bodies during the current COVID-19 pandemic. In response to the level of interest expressed at the workshop, we are now planning to develop a research network of practitioners and academics to facilitate further discussion on the topic.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description 'Humanitarian Protection'. lecture and developed teaching materials for LSHTM's 'Conflict and Health' module 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Contributed teaching on humanitarian protection to health-focused Master's course at LSHTM
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description 'Humanitarian Responses to Refugee Crises' at Refugee Law Initiative 4th Annual Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Brought together academics and practitioners from different disciplines (law, social sciences, anthropology, health).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://rli.sas.ac.uk/annual-conference/fourth-annual-conference
 
Description 'Refugee Voices and Participation', Module: Securing Refugee Protection in Practice (2019-20) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Topic F: 'Refugee Voices and Participation', Module: Securing Refugee Protection in Practice (2019-20), MA in Refugee Protection and Forced Migration Studies, University of London
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019,2020
 
Description 100 Years of Save the Children - Conference at LSE 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This was a high-profile two-day conference organised by the LSE (RECAP's Tim Allen) in partnership with Save the Children to mark the centenary of Save the Children's foundation. It was partially supported by RECAP (with RECAP featuring in promotional materials etc).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.savethechildren.org.uk/conference100
 
Description Benefits risk analysis of vaccination of pregnant women with rVSV-ZEBOV as part of expanded access programme 2018 SAGE WHO 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The work was presented at the WHO SAGE Meeting. This is the high-level Vaccine Policy Advisory Committee at WHO. The work therefore directly influenced WHO Ebola vaccine policy in emergency settings
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.who.int/immunization/sage/meetings/2018/october/presentations_background_docs/en/index1....
 
Description Benefits risk analysis of vaccination of pregnant women with rVSV-ZEBOV as part of expanded access programme 2018 at SAGE WHO 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact This was a presentation by John Edmunds and Chris Jarvis of RECAP to the WHO SAGE group. It was on the benefits risk analysis of vaccination of pregnant women with rVSV-ZEBOV as part of expanded access programme. WHO SAGE is the high-level Vaccine Policy Advisory Committee at WHO. The work therefore directly influenced WHO Ebola vaccine policy in emergency settings
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.who.int/immunization/sage/meetings/2018/october/presentations_background_docs/en/index1....
 
Description Benefits risk analysis of vaccination of pregnant women with rVSV-ZEBOV as part of expanded access programme 2020. CEPI immunisation workshop. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This was a presentation at the CEPI international workshop. The work directly influenced researchers and practitioners working on vaccine development for outbreak-prone diseases in LIMCs.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://cepi.net/
 
Description Conference by RLI on 'Revitalising the IDP Field: 20 Years of the UN Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact This was a major symposium on internally displaced people organised by the RECAP partner the Refugee Law Initiative and held in London. It was attended by high-level delegates. It featured a number of presentations/session participated in by RECAP-supported staff.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018,2019
URL https://rli.sas.ac.uk/annual-conference/third-annual-conference/special-workshop-'revitalising-idp-r...
 
Description Conference presentation: Balancing needs, local contexts and safeguards when working with vulnerable populations 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Prisca Benelli of Save the Children/RECAP. Presentation entitled 'Balancing needs, local contexts and safeguards when working with vulnerable populations' given at 'The Good, the Bad and the Project: Interdisciplinary Ethics in Development Research and Practice'.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://globalresearch.web.ox.ac.uk/good-bad-and-project-interdisciplinary-ethics-development-resear...
 
Description Conference presentation: Context-Sensitive Benchmarks for Humanitarian Cash Assistance 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation by Caitlin Tulloch (IRC) at the Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis Annual Conference, March 2021
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Diverse Populations and the Health Impacts of Internal Displacement', presentations by Professor Zulfiqar A Bhutta (Aga Khan University), Professor Bukola Salami (University of Alberta, Canada), Dr Aula Abbara (Syria Public Health Network), moderated by Diana Rayes (Johns Hopkins University) (2020) Health and Internal Displacement Network (HIDN) 1st Seminar Series 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This was the first seminar in the seminar series (all via Zoom) organised by Health and Internal Displacement Network (HIDN) which was co-established by two RECAP members (David Cantor and Bayard Roberts) and the collaboration would not have occurred without RECAP. The seminar involved presentations by Professor Zulfiqar A Bhutta (Aga Khan University), Professor Bukola Salami (University of Alberta, Canada), Dr Aula Abbara (Syria Public Health Network), moderated by Diana Rayes (Johns Hopkins University).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Emma Diggle, Real-time coverage surveys and monitoring during emergency vaccination campaigns in insecure humanitarian contexts of DRC and Somalia poster presented at the International Meeting on Emerging Diseases and Surveillance conference, Vienna, Austria 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Poster presentation by Emma Diggle (Save the Children) on Real-time coverage surveys and monitoring during emergency vaccination campaigns in insecure humanitarian contexts of DRC and Somalia. Presented at the International Meeting on Emerging Diseases and Surveillance conference, Vienna, Austria 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://imedconference.org/
 
Description Enabling Health Solutions for Internally Displaced Persons 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This was a webinar organised as part of the HIDN network which was co-established by RECAP's Bayard Roberts and David Cantor. The webinar focused on 'Enabling Health Solutions for Internally Displaced Persons'. Presentations were made by Prof. David Cantor (RLI), Dr Jina Swartz, FMedSci, Prof. Bayard Roberts (LSHTM), Cecilia Jimenez-Damary (UN Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Internally Displaced Persons), Dr Santino Severoni (World Health Organization), William A. Chemaly (Global Protection Cluster) and Dr Kiran Jobanputra (Médecins Sans Frontières), moderated by Professor Cantor.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Forced migration: gaps in mental health research and accountability 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact This was a presentaton for a colloqium at Yale University on forced migraton (4 October 2018) and which referrred to the RECAP project and issues it seeks to address.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description HIDN Webinar: Internal Displacement, Infectious Diseases and Health Responses 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This was another seminar organised by HIDN (jointly established by RECAP's David Cantor and Bayard Roberts through RECAP). The presentations were by Dr Winifred Ekezie, (University of Leicester), Professor Alfonso J Rodríguez-Morales (Fundación Universitaria Autónoma de las Américas, Colombia), Professor Alastair Ager (Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh), moderated by Professor Karl Blanchet (University of Geneva, Switzerland).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description HIDN Webinar: Mental Health in Internally-Displaced Populations 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This was another presentation for the HIDN seminar series co-organised by RECAP's David Cantor and Bayard Roberts. The presentations were by Professor Nino Makhashvili (Ilia State University, Georgia), Dr Derebe Madoro (Dilla University, Ethiopia) and Professor Maria Helena Restrepo Espinosa (Universidad del Rosario, Colombia), moderated by JohnBosco Chika Chukwuorji (University of Nigeria, Nigeria).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Health economics in humanitarian research 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Webinar organised by Elrha with 3 RECAP staff delivering it. This led to a strengthened partnership with Elrha.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Health interventions in humanitarian crises - where is the health economics? 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact This was a presentation on 26 October 2017 to the Centre for Health Economics programme at York University (who hold another GCRF Grow cohort project). It was titled 'Health interventions in humanitarian crises - where is the health economics?' I included a number of slides on the RECAP project. After the presentations, I also had a meeting with the PI (Mark Sculpher) and staff from a GCRF Grow project held by the team there. The presentation and meeting helped to develop research ideas for the RECAP project and build connections with other GCRF projects.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description ICRC evidence use dissemination seminar 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact This training is being co-designed and co-organised by all partners involved in drafting the guidelines, and feedback received so far on the guidelines are taken into account (transparency)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description IDPs and Public Health 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This was a presentation at a an event entitled 'Special Workshop: Revitalising IDP Research' organised by the Refugee Law Initiative (a RECAP parnter). It included slides on RECAP.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://rli.sas.ac.uk/events/event/14942
 
Description IRC Webinar - Gender analysis for health research and interventions: steps and considerations 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact IRC run Webinar - Gender analysis for health research and interventions: steps and considerations. Nov 29, 2021.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description ISSOP2019 - Children in Armed Conflict 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 200 people at the overall conference - of which 20 attended the side session that SC adviser ran. The event organisers were: International Society for Social Pediatrics & Child Health, in collaboration with: International Pediatric Association (IPA); International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (ISPCAN)
Lebanese Pediatric Society; Faculty of Health Sciences, American University of Beirut; Faculty of Medicine, Saint Joseph University, Beirut.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.issop.org/2019/06/05/issop2019-children-in-armed-conflict-26-28th-sept-2019-beirut-leban...
 
Description Jombart T. vimes: an evidence synthesis approach for detecting outbreak clusters. 2018. IDD Cumbria, UK. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation on an evidence synthesis approach for detecting outbreak clusters at the Infectious Disease Dynamics Conference 2018.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://iddconf.org/
 
Description Keynote presentation by Nada Abdelmagid at Conference on Health research in conflict and complex environment at the Royal Society of Medicine in London (March 2019) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact This was a keynote presentation by Nada Abdelmagid of RECAP at Conference on Health research in conflict and complex environment at the Royal Society of Medicine in London (March 2019). Nada focused on her work in RECAP and also on capacity strengthening activities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Outbreak response analytics: when are pathogen genomes useful? SMBE satellite meeting Kyoto, Japan. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation at SMBE satellite meeting Kyoto, Japan.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.smbepathogenworkshop.org/
 
Description Presentation at session on humanitarian health research for LSHTM week 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact This was a presentation on the RECAP project for a session on humanitarian health research held as part of the 'LSHTM week'. The audience consisted principally of academics from LSHTM and other research institutes.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Presentation on Strengthening accountability in health sector responses to humanitarian crises and forced migration. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact This was a key note presentation at the Heidelberg University Global Health Forum on 30 November 2017. Audience members included approximately 50 in person plus an online audinece. I included in the presentation a number of slides specifically on the RECAP project. This helped to rasie the profile of the project and the issues addressed in it.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.klinikum.uni-heidelberg.de/fileadmin/inst_hygiene/parasitologie/Press/programm__Global_H...
 
Description RECAP seminar on strengthening university research capacity in fragile settings and humanitarian crises, 29 March 2022 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact RECAP seminar on strengthening university research capacity in fragile settings and humanitarian crises (with AUB and USL), 29 March 2022
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.lshtm.ac.uk/research/centres-projects-groups/recap#events
 
Description RECAP seminar: A method and software tool to audit the appropriateness of humanitarian health services. 15 March 2022. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact RECAP seminar: A method and software tool to audit the appropriateness of humanitarian health services. 15 March 2022. Zoom
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.lshtm.ac.uk/newsevents/events/method-and-software-tool-audit-appropriateness-humanitaria...
 
Description RECAP seminar: Estimating crisis-attributable mortality: Examples from South Sudan, Somalia and Nigeria 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact RECAP seminar: Estimating crisis-attributable mortality: Examples from South Sudan, Somalia and Nigeria. 10 February 2022 (Zoom). Zoom - 59 participants
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.lshtm.ac.uk/newsevents/events/estimating-crisis-attributable-mortality-examples-south-su...
 
Description RECAP seminar: Using health economics in humanitarian and fragile settings: Findings from research in Uganda, Sierra Leone and Bangladesh 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact RECAP seminar: Using health economics in humanitarian and fragile settings: Findings from research in Uganda, Sierra Leone and Bangladesh. 30 March 2022. Zoom.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.lshtm.ac.uk/newsevents/events/using-health-economics-humanitarian-and-fragile-settings-f...
 
Description RSQ Special Issue Launch Event: 'Why Do We Need New Research on Internal Displacement?'. Online roundtable 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Launched and further shared with a wider public the research published in the RSQ Special Issue on internal displacement, which was edited by David J. Cantor, Mark Yarnell and Greta Zeender (UNSG High-Level Panel on Internal Displacement) - HLP staff said that discussions would feed into work of HLP.

Presenters selected from different disciplinary standpoints to generate inter-disciplinary exchanges on how to stimulate greatere political will to address IDP issues.

Podcast posted on RLI and UNSG HLP websites, where further views recorded.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Real-time analysis of the Diphtheria outbreak in forcibly displaced Myanmar nationals in Bangladesh (MSF Scientific Day) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This was a presentaton at the Scientific Day Conference in London on 24 May 2018 organised by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) UK. The presentation related to the modelling work in Work Package 2 and presented the methods and findings from the work conducted in Work Package 2 on real-time analysis of the Diphtheria outbreak in forcibly displaced Myanmar nationals in Bangladesh.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.msf.org.uk/msf-scientific-days-2018-overview
 
Description Refugee Law Iniative, 10th International Refugee Law Seminar Series 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Brought together academics and practitioners from different disciplines (law, social sciences, geography).

Refugee Law Iniative, 10th International Refugee Law Seminar Series (hosted jointly with UNHCR), featuring: Nando Sigona, Professor, University of Birmingham, Richard Black, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, University of Birmingha, Rossella Pagliuchi-Lor, Representative to the UK, UNHCR (17 October 2019); Megan Bradley, Associate Professor, McGill University (4 December 2019); Julius Peter Moto, High Commissioner of the Republic of Uganda to the United Kingdom and Ireland (10 February 2020); Geoff Gilbert, Professor of Law, University of Essex (25 February 2020);
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://rli.sas.ac.uk/resources/podcasts
 
Description Refugee Law Initiative, 'Child Friendly Space Participation Activity Sheets' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Activity sheets for children served by Save the Children Colombia, focused on participation principles: inclusivity, accountability and relevance; Refugee Law Initiative, 'Child Friendly Space Participation Activity Sheets - Guiding Questions and Discussion Prompts' - accompanying activity guidance for tutors at Child Friendly Spaces in Colombia. Activity sheets and accompanying guidance for tutors distributed to field offices in Colombia, for use in their Child Friendly Spaces
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Reviews of the teaching materials for LSHTM's 'Conflict and Health' module (Master's level) in relation to humanitarian protection and refugee law 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Reviews of the teaching materials for LSHTM's 'Conflict and Health' module (Master's level) in relation to humanitarian protection and refugee law. Direct sharing of expertise between RLI and LSHTM - transfer of knowledge regarding conflict and refugee protection to health-focused Master's programmes offered by LSHTM
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Seminar Series on 'Humanitarian Accountability in Displacement Contexts' by Refugee Law Initiative 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact This is an ongoing series on humanitarian accountability run by the Refugee Law Initiative and supported by the RECAP project. The 2018/2019 series was successfully completed, and the 2020 series consists of:

Marc DuBois, independent humanitarian analyst and Senior Fellow at SOAS (29 January 2020)
Kristin Bergtora Sandvik, Research Professor in Humanitarian Studies at PRIO, University of Oslo (26 February 2020)
Alice Obrecht, Senior Research Fellow at ALNAP (31 March 2020)
For further information, there are different weblinks for the different seminars, with one example given in the URL box below.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019,2020
URL https://rli.sas.ac.uk/events/event/21937
 
Description Seminar Series: 'Humanitarian Accountability in Displacement Contexts' 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The seminar is designed to bring together academics from disparate areas of expertise and humanitarian practitioners to examine accountability and therfore to breakdown traditional disciplinary boundaries
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Short course on Outbreak analytics, satellite event of ESCAIDE 2019 , Stockholm, Sweden 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This was short course on epidemic outbreak analytics which was a satellite event for the ESCAIDE conference in 2019 held in Stockholm, Sweden
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://recon-escaide-2019.netlify.com/
 
Description Short course on outbreak analytics using R at TEPHINET 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This was short course on outbreak analytics using R software that was run as a satellite event of TEPHINET* conference in October 2019, Atlanta, USA.

*Training Programs in Epidemiology and Public Health Interventions Network (TEPHINET)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.tephinet.org/events/10th-tephinet-global-scientific-conference
 
Description The health of IDPs in Syria: intersecting vulnerabilities and prioritising needs 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This was a HIDN seminar as part of the HIDN initiative co-led by RECAP's David Cantor and Bayard Roberts which was established through RECAp. The presentations were by Prof. David Cantor (RLI), Dr Munzer Khalil (R4HSSS), Diana Rayes (Syria Public Health Network), Prof. Bayard Roberts (LSHTM), and moderated by Dr Abdulkarim Ekzayez (KCL/R4HSSS) and Dr Aula Abbara (Syria Public Health Network).

A paper is being written as a result of the seminar.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Title of Improving evidence-based decision-making and accountability in humanitarian response: Opportunities from the RECAP project 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact This was an event organised by the NGO Evidence Aid and was titled 'Improving evidence-based decision-making and accountability in humanitarian response: Opportunities from the RECAP project'. It was held on the 6th of November 2017 at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. It was a debate-type format on the role of evidence in humanitarian reseponse. Participants were me (PI of the RECAP project) and senior staff from the humanitarian NGOs Save the Children, ALNAP, and Evidence Aid. It was attended by approximately 150 people in-person plus online audiences. It involved a presentation by me on RECAP, and then structured questions from the Chair to the panel, and questions from the audience. The event provided a good opportunity to present the RECAP project and then discuss key issues addressed in RECAP. The audience were a mix of NGO practitioners, researchers, students and general public. The Q&A sessions raised valuable points that will be instructive to RECAP. It also provided good connections with relevant individuals and their organisations (e.g. with ALNAP).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.lshtm.ac.uk/newsevents/events/improving-evidence-based-decision-making-and-accountabilit...
 
Description UK Parliament launch of Practice guide on evidence use for humanitarian practitionners 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact This was an event in November 2018 to launch the 'Practice guide on evidence use for humanitarian practitioner's' which was in collaboration with EvidenceAid and partly supported by RECAP. it included a presentation by the RECAP PI (Bayard Roberts)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description University of Bath: Sustainability of water supply systems in refugee hosting areas 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Diana Martin presented a seminar at the University of bath on the 'Sustainability of water supply systems in refugee hosting areas' in 23 March 2020. The seminar helped to developed RLI partnership with University of Bath.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Urban and other Non-encamped IDPs: Thinking outside the Camp' at the RLI Special Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The Refugee Law Initiative (RLI) hosted a special one-day workshop on internally displaced persons (IDPs) entitled 'Revitalising IDP Research'. The workshop was designed to mark and celebrate 20 years of the UN Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement and to take a step towards consolidating and revitalising academic interest in IDP issues
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://rli.sas.ac.uk/annual-conference/third-annual-conference/special-workshop-%E2%80%98revitalisi...
 
Description Webinar -- From Research to Response: Lessons for Making Humanitarian Action More Inclusive. During this webinar, four advocates advancing disability inclusion in DRC, Somalia, Nigeria, and South Sudan shared their experiences, lessons learned, and recommendations for making humanitarian action more inclusive. Summary and key takeaways in blog post here. (IRC) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This Webinar focus on lessons for making humanitarian action more inclusive. During this webinar, four advocates advancing disability inclusion in DRC, Somalia, Nigeria, and South Sudan shared their experiences, lessons learned, and recommendations for making humanitarian action more inclusive. Summary and key takeaways were also written up in a blog which can be found at: This supported RECAP's work on accountability.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://equalresearch.org/blog/disabilityinclusionwebinar
 
Description Webinar, 'Accountability to refugees during the COVID-19 pandemic: Exploring the Humanitarian Response in Uganda and Bangladesh' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Webinar, 'Accountability to refugees during the COVID-19 pandemic: Exploring the Humanitarian Response in Uganda and Bangladesh' (1st December 2021) Sarah Singer and Diana Martin, https://youtu.be/BEknUJiIhac
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://youtu.be/BEknUJiIha
 
Description Workshop on Real-Time Epidemic Analysis and Forecasting (American Society for Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Annual Meeting) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Real-Time Epidemic Analysis and Forecasting Workshop organised at the American Society for Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Annual Meeting, New Orleans, Oct 2018. Organiser John Edmunds, Speakers included T Jombart and B Rao.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.abstractsonline.com/pp8/#!/4692/session/87