Date(s) - 24/07/2019
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Dr. Olivia Wilkinson is the Director of Research at the Joint Learning Initiative on Faith and Local Communities (JLI), based in DC.  The JLI is an international collaboration across academia, practice, and policy that convenes interested members on the evidence for the role of religion in humanitarian and development work. Stacy Nam, JLI Senior Program and Knowledge Manager, explained more about the JLI in the ACCORD Research podcast. This webinar will dive deeper into the current state of the evidence in religion and development, focusing on a review of what information JLI has gathered so far, what main findings can be summarised from their research, and discussing some of the largest thematic and methodological gaps in the religion and development research. Olivia is a sociologist, with a Ph.D. and Master’s in humanitarian action from Trinity College Dublin and Université catholique de Louvain (Network on Humanitarian Action – NOHA) respectively and an undergraduate degree in Theology and Religious Studies from the University of Cambridge.