It is widely recognised that the effectiveness of emergency response is influenced by the social, economic, political, and environmental context of a crisis. Yet, the expertise to create programmes informed by these dimensions is often lacking. As the humanitarian and development community continues to navigate the impacts of COVID-19 and multiple parallel crises, the demand for technical assistance to integrate social and behavioural factors into response programmes has increased.

SSHAP is developing a series of workshops to provide practical guidance to respond to emergencies based on social science evidence. We are inviting applications or these short, tailored workshops in response to specific issues and problems to be held between October 2021 and January 2022 – these are no-cost initiatives.

What is the process?

You (an agency or organisation working in the humanitarian, emergency and/or development sectors) need to submit a short application explaining an issue or problem relating to your response work, and the known socio-behavioural data related to it. We will then work closely with you to develop a tailored workshop to address the problem, demonstrating the practical application of socio-behavioural evidence.

What is the scope?

The two-day workshops will explore how socio-behavioural considerations can be operationalised in a response (from a disease outbreak to a natural disaster).

A typical workshop may address the following questions:

  1. What information do you need to respond to this issue?
  2. What data are available to you and what are the gaps?
  3. How can the data be analysed?
  4. What action or research is required next?
  5. How can we translate and use the evidence for programming and policy needs?

Important information

  • Submit an application
  • These initiatives will be at no cost to your organisation
  • Closing date: 22 September 2021