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Global Prioritisation Exercise: Regional and National Humanitarian Consultations Consortium

Global Prioritisation Exercise: Regional and National Humanitarian Consultations Consortium

The Global Prioritisation Exercise (GPE) is a landmark initiative that seeks to examine humanitarian research and innovation needs, investments, priority-setting processes and co-ordination mechanisms, with a view to improving the humanitarian research and innovation ecosystem, improving return on investment and improving how the humanitarian sector at large uses evidence to better serve populations in need. Comissioned by Elrha (a UK based NGO) and funded by the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Development Office (FCDO) and the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Global Prioritisation Exercise aims to amplify the transformative impact of humanitarian research and innovation – with the ultimate aim of improving outcomes for people affected by crises as well as to address fundamental gaps in knowledge about how the humanitarian research and innovation system operates.

The GPE is a mixed methods, multi-pronged effort; comprising several components including a mapping of the humanitarian literature, mapping of humanitarian research investments, and a series of consultations with stakeholders at global, regional, national and community levels. Further details about the GPE are available on the Elrha website.

ADI and MESF are pleased to lead the GPE Regional and National Humanitarian Consultations Consortium, a multi-institutional initiative delivered in collaboration with partner organisations from across the globe. This project involves a series of consultations with diverse stakeholders operating at the regional and national levels, to understand perspectives on how the humanitarian research and innovation system functions including priority-setting and co-ordination processes and who has a seat at the decision-making table, and to guage perceptions of research and innovation needs and topics requiring attention. Consultations have been undertaken in six geographic regions and four national settings.

Regional Consultations:

  • Latin America and Caribbean
  • Oceania, East Asia and South-East Asia
  • South Asia, Central Asia
  • Southern and Eastern Africa
  • West and Central Africa
  • West Asia and North Africa

National consultations:

  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Kenya
  • Lebanon

OUR TEAM

Dr Marian Abouzeid

Principal Investigator and Project Director

Prof Shahram Akbarzadeh

Co-Principal Investigator and Data Custodian

Dr Chaza Akik

Qualitative Research Lead

A team of research assistants have contributed to this work:

Dr Tosin Olaluwoye

Research Assistant

Dr Athar Shafaei

Research Assistant 

Zeinab El-Dirani

Research Assistant

Yasmen Baroudi

Research Assistant

Helen Seignior

Research Assistant 

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