HNPW Session: An introduction: What is the evidence for the inclusion of people with disabilities and older people in humanitarian response?
There are significant gaps in our knowledge and understanding of the inclusion of people with disability and older people in humanitarian action. To understand this better, Elrha published a gap analysis in 2020, led by the Nossal Institute at the University of Melbourne with ASB Indonesia and the Philippines.
The gap analysis systematically reviewed academic and ‘grey’ literature, and consulted with humanitarian professionals, to help us understand what we know, and what we don't! It found that while there has been undoubtable progress in raising awareness of the need for the inclusion of older people and people with disability in humanitarian action, exclusion remains commonplace, if not the norm, and there is little evidence of global commitments and guidance being translated into practice. We mapped the evidence found against the 9 Key Inclusion Standards (of the Humanitarian Inclusion Standards) and ultimately identified 7 priority areas for future innovation and research.
This short briefing session will provide an introduction to a gap analysis; What did it find? How was it done? And what are some of the important issues that arose? The session will be a taster and Elrha will be offering a longer workshop to explore the gap analysis and how you can use it in your own work in June 2021 (which you can register your interest to join after the session). Live captions will be provided during this meeting.
Please note that this session will be recorded.