Call for abstracts: Holding humanitarian aid to account

Deadline 15 January 2023
Call for abstracts deadline 15 January 2023

​In situations of protracted humanitarian crisis, local residents and institutions – including religious actors, grassroots initiatives, businesses – as well as diaspora groups, are key humanitarian actors. They are often the first to assist in emergencies, and they remain engaged throughout the complex crises that may follow. Little is known about how accountability is understood and practiced by (local and transnational) citizens and institutions.

The Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO), in collaboration with Makerere University and other partners, will host a workshop focusing on the role of local humanitarian actors and their accountability practices. The workshop will be held in Kampala, Uganda from 22-24 June 2023.

To signal your interest in the workshop, please submit your abstract via the online form by 15 January. Abstracts should be 200-250 words long. You will also be asked to fill in your name, discipline, institutional affiliation, position and gender.

Find out more about the scope, format, expected contribution and costs for the workshop here.

Please be aware it is not possible to participate virtually and the workshop will have a limited number of participants (15-20 participants in total).

This workshop is organised in conjunction with the research project ‘Holding aid accountable. Relational humanitarianism in protracted crisis’ (AidAccount), led by Research Professor, Cindy Horst at PRIO.

  • Deadline Call for Abstracts – 15 January 2023
  • Notification of selection – 10 February 2023
  • Deadline Draft Papers – 1 June 2023
  • Arrival in Kampala – 21 June 2023
  • Workshop dates – 22-24 June 2023
  • Departure – 25 June 2023