The Localization of Humanitarian Research Webinar

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The current structure of humanitarian research systems marginalizes Global South institutes. However, a recent study has shown that southern-led research has a number of comparative advantages, including an emphasis on issues that directly benefit crisis-affected populations.

This event featured researchers from the Global South and Global North and donors. The panel explored how southern- and northern-led research differ and discussed barriers and potential paths to more equitable humanitarian research opportunities for Global South researchers and institutes.


  • Teddy Atim, Feinstein International Center, Tufts University
  • Gang Karume, Rebuild Hope for Africa
  • Jennifer Leigh, USAID Bureau of Humanitarian Assistance
  • Isabella Cordua, Network for Empowered Aid Response (moderator)

The webinar was co-sponsored by Tufts University, NEAR, and USAID/BHA.