SIF165 Humanitarian Collaborative
Project Manager: David Leblang
The purpose of this award is to create a cross-Grounds, interdisciplinary research initiative to address global humanitarian crises.
Approved: Summer 2019
Project Dates: 12/01/2019 – 11/30/2022
Funding Awarded: $600,000
The refugee crisis has increased in intensity over the past few years and will only worsen under climate change. A new camp model must be created that both helps protect children and improves the environment, health, and education for these vulnerable populations. This collaborative cross-grounds project will look at the consequences for long- and short-term refugees and help figure out interventions, testing them in real-world scenarios. A bridge between democracy and sustainability, the project will bring together public health science, social science, statistics, and policy to look for new solutions for organizations like the United Nations.
Current Status: Active
This award will be reviewed by the PAC at their December 2020 meeting.