Research and Ethical Conduct in Conflict- Affected Settings Online Workshop
16th June 2021 @ 9:00 am - 17th June 2021 @ 5:00 pm
Fieldworkers in conflict zones are often required to collect data and conduct surveys for many reasons including but not limited to testing a specific intervention, identifying gaps, audits, conducting research, advocacy and performance data. They are required to be impartial, independent, neutral and competent while working with vulnerable populations in a highly complex environment. This poses context-specific methodological and ethical challenges that fieldworkers face and have to make their own decisions about . Though the topic of ethics in conflict is gaining a lot of momentum, recent studies highlighted that fieldworkers from locally-based NGOs in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region have a significant gap in the knowledge and expertise in targeting context-specific ethical dilemmas. This workshop aims to help MENA-based humanitarians gain knowledge of ethical principles and regulations, and assess and respond to ethical dilemmas faced in MENA-affected region.
The aim of this workshop is to provide frontline workers in conflict-affected settings with the knowledge and skills needed to integrate ethical principles especially when conducting research with vulnerable populations.
𝗨𝗽𝗼𝗻 𝘀𝘂𝗰𝗰𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗳𝘂𝗹 𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗽𝗹𝗲𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘄𝗼𝗿𝗸𝘀𝗵𝗼𝗽, 𝗽𝗮𝗿𝘁𝗶𝗰𝗶𝗽𝗮𝗻𝘁𝘀 𝘄𝗶𝗹𝗹 𝗯𝗲 𝗮𝗯𝗹𝗲 𝘁𝗼:
1. Define ecology of war and recognize the importance of research and research ethics in conflict
2. Articulate rationales for integrating ethics in research
3. Identify the major principles of research ethics
4. Recognize how to obtain approval from an ethical committee board
5. Explore the various options to address some of the common conflict-specific ethical dilemmas with a focus on the MENA region
The workshop targets frontline workers working in conflict-affected settings in the Middle East and North Africa Region (MENA). It also targets global health researchers, NGOs and practitioners from various disciplines, institutions, and career phases with an interest in research ethics in conflict-affected settings.
𝗧𝗶𝗺𝗲: June 16-17, 2021 | 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM (Beirut Time)
𝗛𝗼𝘄 𝘁𝗼 𝗷𝗼𝗶𝗻: A link to virtually join the webinar will be sent to your email two hours before the event.