Measuring ‘Real’ Impact” for Disaster Risk Management
At the UK CDS, Wellcome Trust, 215 Euston Road, London NW1 2BE

Fakhruddin was invited to give a talk on different types of impact required within social and natural science research, humanitarian and development policy and practice, that is demanded when engaging with directly affected communities. The forum will share views from across those engaged in developing monitoring and evaluation of impact from across these different communities, consider how each considers ‘impact’ and seek to identify how best to develop indicators of shared relevance. Part of the discussion will specifically focus on the current divides across the humanitarian, disaster risk reduction and development communities, and the opportunity for linking these through an integrated resilience lens. The afternoon will showcase and explore a number of approaches which have been effective in creating cross-disciplinary, cross-sectoral frameworks which have resulted in demonstrable impact in strengthening community…

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