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Innovation - program development - implementation - research & evaluation - strengthening capacities


COMPLEXITY THEORY: Addressing Complex Humanitarian Problems

Prof Eve Mitleton - Kelly



8 lecture series:


Persons Who Live with Mental Conditions and Syndromes and their Human Rights


Dates:  October 27-29



Persons who Live with Mental Conditions and Syndromes and their Human Rights


Elaine Zook Barge discussing the seminar- Addressing the Impact and Trauma of Migration

Marie de la Soudiere disscussing the experiences of child soldiers in Uganda

Persons affiliated with HDPI are engaged in a wide range of services, reflecting many specializations including; consultancies, studies, program development, evaluations, strategic planning, and mentoring.

HIGHLIGHTED consultancies

  • "Child Protection linked to COVID-19 Crisis in the United States," for UNICEF USA.
  • "Reflecting on UNICEF MENA emergency preparedness investment in the context of COVID-19", for UNICEF Middle East and North Africa Regional Office.

Who We Are

A global network of experienced practitioners


Pilar Aguilar, PhD.

Specializes in education in emergencies

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Nicholas Alipui, MD

Specializes in Maternal, Newborn and Child Health in context of the SDGs and humanitarian strategy

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Richard Anson, PhD.

Specializes in agriculture and rural development

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Orla Bakdal

Specializes in Human Rights, Good Governance, Climate Change, and Diplomacy

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Becca Balis

Specializes in child rights and protection

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Martin Barber

Specializes in maintaining peace and security and protecting civilians in conflict

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Elaine Zook Barge

Specializes in trauma and resilience

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Krishna Belbase

Specializes in food and nutrition security, social protection, and evaluation

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Mathilde Bienvenu

Specializes in Child protection, child rights and early childhood development

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Neil Boothby

Specializes in child rights and protection, especially in refugee contexts

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Jim Brasher

Specializes in strategic development and global philanthropy

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Marie de la Soudière

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Ed Giradet

Specializes in journalism in humanitarian contexts

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Katy Grant

Specializes in refugee and child protection

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Sara Guerreiro

Specializes in human rights and governance

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William J. Hawk

Specializes in practical ethics featuring an evidence-based ethical reasoning strategy

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Vern Jantzi

Specializes in restorative justice and trauma healing and resilience

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Nils-Arne Kastberg

Specializes in Human Rights and Education in Emergencies and Development

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Jean-Claude Legrand

Specializes in child protection in emergencies

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Leslie Little

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In Memory of Björn Ljungqvist

National Nutrition Policy

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Charles Mutasa

Specializes in civil society, governance, and human rights

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Tom McDermot

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Saulo Padilla

Specializes in trauma and resilience

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Heidi Peugeot

Specializes in emergency preparedness, disaster risk reduction and resilience

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Beatrice Progida

Specializes in program design, monitoring and learning systems

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Angela Raven Roberts

Specializes in gender, youth and livelihoods in emergencies

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Michael A Rechlin, PhD.

Specializes in forestry and conservation

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Everett Ressler

HDPi Executive Director, specializes in preparedness, risk reduction and child protection

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Sabina Robillard

Operations Officer, Specializes in community engagement and localization

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Claudio Schuftan

Public Health Consultant

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Saudamini Siegrist

Specializes in transitional justice and child rights and protection

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Laurent Sierro

Specializes in global political and humanitarian journalism

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Frederick Spielberg

Specializes in emergency preparedness, simulations and child protection.

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Keith Wright

UNICEF, UNDP, Ministry of Health

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Operational Staff

  • Everett Ressler, Executive Director
  • Larry Litwiller, Director of Finance and Operation
  • Kevin Yoder, CPA

Board of Directors

  • Vernon Jantzi
  • Rick Augsburger
  • Everett Ressler