Promoting an evidence based approach to humanitarian action at the World Humanitarian Summit

Event: Why should the World Humanitarian Summit focus on evidence-based approaches?

In Istanbul on 23 and 24 May, the first World Humanitarian Summit will take place. The main actors from the humanitarian sector will gather to discuss the future of humanitarism, mainly because the protracted crisis in Syria has in a way shaken how humanitarian interventions should be delivered.

Evidence has however not been a strong priority during the preparation of the Summit. At the beginning of 2016, over 20 organisations across the world decided to join forces and raise attention to the challenges around the production, access and use of evidence, and created the Evidence Lounge.

Date: Thursday 12 May 2016
Time: 5:30 pm
Venue: John Snow Lecture Theatre, LSHTM, Keppel Street, London, WC1E 7HT, UK


Chair: Jeroen Jansen, Director of Evidence Aid


Professor Jimmy Whitworth, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Professor Carl Heneghan, Director of the Centre of Evidence Based Medicine at the university of Oxford

Dr Eleanor Ott, Humanitarian Evidence Programme and Communications Manager, Oxfam

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