Accord Webinars

Upcoming Webinars:

July 24, 12:00PM EDT: The State of the Evidence in Religion and Development Research

Join the Accord Research Alliance for a webinar on July 24 at 12pm EDT with Dr. Olivia Wilkinson, Director of Research at the Joint Learning Initiative on Faith and Local Communities (JLI).

Olivia 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 summarized from their research, and discussing some of the largest thematic and methodological gaps in the religion and development research. 

This webinar will build upon the keynote presentation from Jean Duff, JLI President, at last year’s ARA Intensive. It will also help set the stage for Olivia’s keynote at this year’s Intensive, which will be on “What kind of evidence should we be gathering on the role of faith?”

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. 

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. For more background on JLI, make sure and check out ARA’s latest podcast with Stacy Nam, JLI Senior Program and Knowledge Manager.


July 30, 12:00PM EDT: Mobilizing Local Faith Actors to Achieve SDG6

The Accord WASH Alliance is co-convening an exciting showcase as this year's World Water Week in Stockholm, and we want to give Accord members a sneak peek!

As many of us know, the WASH sector is increasingly recognizing the value of engaging with faith actors. Correspondingly, numerous faith actors have expressed support for WASH programs and the SDGs.

This webinar will explore case studies of scalable faith-based development models in the WASH sector. Living Water International and Tearfund UK will present examples from district-level WASH programs in Zimbabwe and Zambia, respectively, along with a toolkit called Flourish they co-developed for district-level church and community mobilization for WASH.

The SMART Centre Group will provide a case study from Malawi where local church leaders and members were trained in local, low-cost WASH solutions. Lastly, the Ecumenical Water Network of the World Council of Churches will share its efforts on introducing WASH curriculum in the educational institutions of its member churches around the world.


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