Evidence Aid, an international Charity based in Oxford, and the Centre for Evidence Based Medicine are officially launching their partnership on Thursday 27th October 2016.
The event will address the key issue of the need for humanitarian interventions to be as evidence-based as possible to be as effective as possible. The panel will be chaired by Evidence Aid Trustee Lady Deborah Dixon and features:
Dr Kamal Mahtani, Deputy Director of CEBM – The partnership and its importance to the humanitarian sector.
Professor Michael Clarke, Queen’s University Belfast and a Founder of Evidence Aid – The importance of robust synthesised evidence.
Jeroen Jansen, Director of Evidence Aid – The hurdles towards a more evidence based approach.
And keynote speaker Mukesh Kapila CBE, Professor of Global Health and Humanitarian Affairs at the University of Manchester and Special Adviser to the World Humanitarian summit, who declared that “effectiveness is a moral issue and a duty” at the World Humanitarian Summit, Istanbul, this summer. He will be addressing the moral dimension to evidence-based humanitarianism.
There will be a question-and-answer session afterwards.
Light refreshments will be served from 5.00pm with official proceedings 5.30-6.30pm, drinks/canapés thereafter, concluding approximately 7.15pm.
All are welcome but places are limited. Students with an interest in humanitarian aid or disaster relief are invited. Tickets for admission will be required.