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Ms Elizabeth Babister

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Professional biography

I am an international development researcher and practitioner with twenty years working in emergency relief and development. My main areas of expertise include Overseas Development Aid and the recovery of shelter and settlements during humanitarian crises. My career includes a breadth of experience in senior roles across policy contexts and the operational realities of response with humanitarian NGOs, multilaterals, governments and donors. My field work includes Asia, Africa, Latin America and Europe.

Research interests

'Ownership and Participation in Local–Global Partnerships: The Recovery of Shelter and Settlements after Humanitarian Crises' (2020-01)  Journal of International Development, 32(1) (pp. 112-127) https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/jid.3445

‘The Grand Bargain: Challenge or Opportunity for the Shelter Sector?’ (2018) in ‘The State of the Humanitarian Shelter and Settlements Sector’, The Global Shelter Cluster, IFRC and UNHCR, Geneva. https://www.sheltercluster.org/sites/default/files/The%20State%20of%20Humanitarian%20Shelter%20and%20Settlements%202018-CHAPTER%207.pdf

with Crawford. K and Noden. E (2010) ‘Coordination and the Tenure Puzzle in Haiti’, Humanitarian Exchange, ODI. https://odihpn.org/magazine/lessons-learned-from-the-haiti-earthquake-response/

with Ashmore. J et al. (2008) ‘The Meaning of Build Back Better: Evidence From Post Tsunami Aceh and Sri Lanka’, Journal of Contingencies and Crisis Management, vol. 16, no. 1.https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/j.1468-5973.2008.00529.x

Teaching interests

I currently teach at the Centre for Emergency and Development Practice (CENDEP) and Oxford Brookes University, and I am an associate trainer for Registered Engineers for Disaster Relief (RedR).

Publications

Ownership and Participation in Local–Global Partnerships: The Recovery of Shelter and Settlements after Humanitarian Crises (2020-01)
Babister, Elizabeth
Journal of International Development, 32(1) (pp. 112-127)