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Shaping policy for development

An overview of Lagoro IDP camp in Kitgum District, northern Uganda, 20 May 2007. Manoocher Deghati/IRIN
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Wendy Fenton
Wendy Fenton

Wendy Fenton

HPN Coordinator, Humanitarian Policy Group
Wendy has over 25 years of operational, management and advisory experience in humanitarian and development programming across a wide range of sectors primarily in Sudan and Ethiopia. She has extensive experience of working with both donors (USAID/OFDA and CIDA) and NGOs (Save the Children UK). Most recently, as an independent consultant, she has focused on fragile states, specifically issues related to NGO programming, funding mechanism performance and safety nets.
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Discussions with communities at risk of flood and drought in Kaffrine district, Senegal, June 2012.
Discussions with communities at risk of flood and drought in Kaffrine district, Senegal, June 2012.

License: ODI given rights
Credit: Emma Visman
Source: Emma Visman

Everybody wins: bridging the gap between scientific and local communities

Event - Public event - 6 May 2014 15:00 - 17:00 (GMT+01 (BST))
​This event examines how participatory games and exercises can bring together the local and scientific knowledge produced by at-risk people, humanitarian and development agencies and those with formal scientific and technological training to enable communities to become more resilient in the face of disasters

 

A woman in a camp in Maban, South Sudan
A woman in a camp in Maban, South Sudan

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Credit: Jesper Guhle/Danish Refugee Council
Source: Flickr

Gender-based violence in emergencies

Event - Public event - 18 February 2014 14:00 - 16:00 (GMT+00)
How can humanitarian agencies better prevent and respond to gender-based violence (GBV) in emergencies? This event discussed challenges associated with GBV prevention and response programming, the different forms of violence facing women and girls and the ways in which the needs of survivors can be better addressed in humanitarian crises.
Civilians fleeing fighting seek refuge at UNMISS Compound in Bor, South Sudan
Civilians fleeing fighting seek refuge at UNMISS Compound in Bor, South Sudan

License: Creative Commons
Credit: UN Photo/Hailemichael Gebrekrstos
Source: UN Multimedia

South Sudan: root causes and implications for the future

Event - Round-table - 16 January 2014 12:00 - 15:00 (GMT+00)
​This roundtable brought together a small group of South Sudan experts to discuss the root causes of the current crisis and its implications for the future of South Sudan.

Knowledge is power: unlocking the potential for science and technology to enhance community resilience through knowledge exchange

Publication - Research reports and studies - 1 January 2014
Emma Visman
The number of people at risk from natural hazards and human-induced disasters is increasing. At the same time there is growing recognition that science and technology can potentially make a huge contribution to building people’s resilience to these risks. One of the major challenges for at-risk people and for the humanitarian actors seeking to assist them is how best to unlock this potential. This Network Paper seeks to address this challenge by analysing how formal scientific learning can support decision-making processes amongst people at risk and those trying to support them.

The search for common ground: civil–military coordination and the protection of civilians in South Sudan

Publication - Research reports and studies - 31 December 2013
Wendy Fenton and Sean Loughna
Has civil-military coordination helped protect civilians in South Sudan? This report looks at the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), and its predecessor, the UN Mission in Sudan (UNMIS), both of which had mandates with highly ambitious protection of civilians (PoC) objectives.

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