Invitation to Nov 21/22 launch events for “Use of evidence in the humanitarian sector: A practice guide”

12 November, 2018


When humanitarian crises occur, it is vital that those involved in delivering aid have access to and use the best available evidence to guide their actions. The right information, in the right form, in the right hands, can save lives.

The Health in Humanitarian Crisis Centre (London School of Hygiene), the Alliance for Useful Evidence (Nesta), and Evidence Aid - with input with many collaborators from across the humanitarian and research community - have written a new practice guide to help humanitarian actors navigate the production, assessment and use of evidence in humanitarian settings.

To celebrate the launch of the guide, we would be delighted if you could join us at one of three events on 21-22 November (Humanitarian Evidence Week).

21 November, 2pm: Save the Children, 1 St John's Lane, London EC1M 4AR. Speakers: Prisca Benelli (Save the Children), Jonathan Breckon (Nesta, Alliance for Useful Evidence) and Ben Heaven Taylor (Evidence Aid).

22 November, 11am: Parliamentary Launch, Houses of Parliament (Committee Room 4), Westminster, London. Speakers: Baroness Sheehan, Ben Heaven Taylor (Evidence Aid), Phil Davies (Evidence Aid) (tbc), and Bayard Roberts (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine).

22 November, 5pm: University of Oxford (Kellogg College), 60-62 Banbury Road, Oxford, OX2 6PN. Speakers: Prisca Benelli (Save the Children), Ben Heaven Taylor (Evidence Aid), and Kamal Mahtani (Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine). Chaired by Professor Carl Heneghan.

If you would like to attend, please RSVP by 5pm on Thursday 15th November by replying to this email, stating which event you would prefer to attend. We will do our best to give you your first choice of event, but please be aware that numbers are limited at all three events and we will offer places on a first come, first served basis.

We hope to see you there!

Claire Allen

On behalf of the authors of the Guide:

Karl Blanchet and Diane Duclos (Health in Humanitarian Crisis Centre, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine)

Mike Clarke and Phil Davies (Evidence Aid)

Jonathan Breckon and Helen Mthiyane (Nesta, Alliance for Useful Evidence)

Jeroen Jansen (former Director, Evidence Aid)

Claire Allen

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Championing evidence-based humanitarian action.

Join us for Humanitarian Evidence Week 2018 (19-25 November) - a week of online events, bloggs and debate on humanitarian evidence.

HIFA profile: Claire Allen is Operations Manager at Evidence Aid, UK. Professional interests: Evidence Aid ( provides evidence for people in disaster preparedness and response to make better decisions. Areas of interest = humanitarian crises, natural disasters and major healthcare emergencies (disaster = when a country is unable to cope with the disaster/crisis or emergency). She is a member of the HIFA Working Group on Access to Health Research and the HIFA Working Group on Library and Information Services.

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