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Thursday, April 12, 2018

Impact Measurement: Collaborating for Human Rights

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Session Description

Human rights efforts often demand action from a complex range of actors from different sectors, often with different goals. When a multiplicity of actors work together and outcomes are difficult to measure, evaluation and attribution can be a challenge. By better evaluating collective actions, how can we can develop a deeper understanding of how to create meaningful, long-term solutions to fight injustice, and begin to understand how to measure real change, not just incremental impact?

When | Where

10:00 AM - 11:15 AM Thursday, April 12 Lecture Theatre 4


Panel Discussion

Session leaders

  • Emmily Koiti Speaker
    Youth Representative, Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission, South Sudan
    Koiti Emmily is a medic at Juba Teaching Hospital, South Sudan. She holds an MBBS from the University of Juba. As a passionate youth, women’s and civic rights activist, she is represents the youth in the IGAD –led High Level Revitalization Forum; a major peace process for South Sudan. Dr. Emmily represents the youth in the Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (JMEC) that oversees the implementation of the Agreement on the Resolution of Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan (ARCSS). She is also led the Secretariat of the South Sudan Young Leaders Forum (SSYLF) as its interim Chief Administrator, a youth platform that that seeks to mobilize, inspire and organize South Sudanese youth towards working for a peaceful, united and prosperous South Sudan. She is a member of several youth and women’s platforms in South Sudan. Dr Emmily volunteers as an Assistant Program Officer at the South Sudan Democratic Engagement Monitoring and Observation Program (SSuDEMOP), a lobby and advocacy Civil Society Organization that mobilizes and empowers South Sudan’s citizens to effectively participate in the on-going process political process in their country. She also serves on the board of Crown the Woman –South Sudan (CREW), a women-led organization that focuses on elevating the status of women in the country. Dr Emmily is also an alumna of the Study of United States Institutes (SUSI) Program, 2012.
  • Alex Nicholls Speaker
    Professor of Social Entrepreneurship, Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship
    Professor Alex Nicholls MBA is the first tenured professor in social entrepreneurship appointed at the University of Oxford and was the first staff member of the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship in 2004. His research interests range across several key areas within social entrepreneurship and social innovation, including: the nexus of relationships between accounting, accountability, and governance; public and social policy contexts; social investment; and Fair Trade. To date Nicholls has published more than eighty papers, working papers, book chapters and articles and six books. Most appear in a wide range of peer reviewed journals and books, including five papers in Financial Times Top 30 journals (with two others under review and resubmit). His 2009 paper on social investment won the Best Paper Award (Entrepreneurship) at the British Academy of Management. In 2010, Nicholls edited a Special Edition of Entrepreneurship, Theory and Practice on social entrepreneurship – the first time a top tier management journal had recognized the topic in this way. He is the General Editor of the Skoll Working Papers series and the Editor of the Journal of Social Entrepreneurship. Nicholls is also the co-author of a major research book on Fair Trade (with Charlotte Opal, Sage, 2005) and the editor of a collection of key papers on social entrepreneurship (Oxford University Press, 2006, 2008). Both represent the best selling and most cited academic books on their subjects in the world. In 2011, Nicholls published a co-edited volume on social innovation – the first scholarly book on the subject. In 2016, he published the first academic book on social finance and a second collection on social innovation. In 2018 he will publish a new book - Creating Economic Space For Social Innovation.
  • Andrew Hudson Moderator
    Executive Director, Crisis Action
    Andrew is an international human rights lawyer with 20 years of varied UN and international advocacy experience. Andrew has held many positions at Crisis Action since joining in 2010, including New York Director and Deputy Executive Director. He provides world-class leadership to a global team and has spearheaded some of the organisation’s signature advocacy successes, as well as leading critical aspects of the internationalisation of Crisis Action. Prior to Crisis Action, Andrew worked for four years at Human Rights First (formerly Lawyers Committee for Human Rights) in New York, where he coordinated UN advocacy, managed the Human Rights Defenders Program and led Latin American work. Previously, Andrew was a lawyer in Australia representing indigent clients and refugees and spearheading major law reform projects. He has also worked with the UN High Commissioner for Refugees in Ecuador, the UN Regional Commission in Thailand, the Australian delegation to the UN General Assembly, and the UN Special Rapporteur on Extrajudicial Executions. Andrew holds honours degrees in politics and law from the University of Melbourne and a Masters of Laws from New York University School of Law. He is a John Monash Scholar.
  • Peggy Hicks Speaker
    Director, Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, United Nations
    Since January 2016, Peggy Hicks has served as director of the Thematic Engagement, Special Procedures and Right to Development Division of the UN Human Rights Office (OHCHR). She provides strategic direction to the UN Human Rights Office’s work on a broad range of pressing human rights issues, including human rights in the digital age and expanding civic space. From 2005 to 2015, she was global advocacy director at Human Rights Watch, where she was responsible for managing Human Rights Watch’s advocacy team and providing direction to its advocacy worldwide. Ms. Hicks previously served as the director of the Office of Returns and Communities in the UN mission in Kosovo and as Deputy High Representative for Human Rights in Bosnia and Herzegovina. She has also worked as the Director of Programs for the International Human Rights Law Group, and as clinical professor of human rights and refugee law at the University of Minnesota Law School. Ms. Hicks is a graduate of Columbia Law School and the University of Michigan.