Feinstein Research featured at the World Conference on Humanitarian Studies

Two Feinstein/Secure Livelihoods Research Consortium (SLRC) research projects were presented at the World Conference on Humanitarian Studies:

Teddy Atim helped organize the “Gender, Sexuality and Violence in Humanitarian Crises” panel. She presented the panel cluster survey study on war crimes and their health and food security consequences for individuals and households in northern Uganda. She argued that understanding the prevalence and negative impacts of war crimes on civilians’ mental and physical health, access to health services, and food security is critical to the development of effective health and livelihood services to aid in the recovery.

Dan Maxwell, Dyan Mazurana, and Teddy Atim help organize the “When Does Conflict End: Revitalizing Relief and Development in Conflicts” panel. During this panel, SLRC partner Leben Moro reviewed the impacts of international engagement with state, non-state, and local actors in the conflicts leading up to the independence of South Sudan. He focused on the unintended consequences of these engagements to draw some conclusions about the nature of international engagement.

Dan Maxwell and Antonio Donini also shared a presentation called “Planning from the Future: The Changing Nature of Crisis and the Malaise of Humanitarian Action.” They discussed a soon to be released Planning from the Future report on the topic.