Research

Operational research at ICHA seeks new solutions to emerging problems with innovative ideas as a fulcrum on providing an empirical evidence base for influencing programing and policy in the humanitarian space. Both qualitative and quantitative methodology is used to address cross cutting research questions while placing interaction with our communities, environment and government center to all research questions.

 

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The Arid and Semi-Arid Lands (ASALs) of Kenya are vulnerable to frequent drought and climate variability. This coupled with widespread poverty, water shortages, weak agricultural and livestock productivities, a low technological base, underdeveloped human capital and skills, weak institutions and poor governance has exacerbated the potential imp ...

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In 2014, the Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS) with financial and technical support from the British Red Cross (BRC) begun implementing a large-scale, comprehensive Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) intervention which will run until 2018. This WASH in Kenya project seeks to improve hygiene and sanitation practices and increase access to improved ...

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Non Communicable Diseases (NCD) in Kenya KRCS is supporting the unit of NCD within the Ministry of Health to formulate the Country’s NCD strategy working through the NCD technical working groups. ICHA has been tasked to systematically develop an evidence base on NCDs in order to influence the entire national pipeli ...

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Establishment of a national ambulance service for Sierra Leone   In the aftermath of the Ebola outbreak there has been an increased demand for ambulances to be made available to the wider population of the affected countries. As such, a team from ICHA, was recently invited by the Sierra Leon ...

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The Fire Sensors Project, is a pilot project generally targeting households on the use of emerging technology to reduce fire risks. KRCS is implementing the pilot project whose main objective is to install and test an already existing fire sensor in an informal settlement to improve early detection and early response of fires. Other activities i ...

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