Academic-Practitioner Forum Actions and Recommendations

 The forum, supported by USAID/OFDA and organized by InterAction, aimed to facilitate systematic collaboration of academics and humanitarian professionals around specific research gaps, improve information exchange, increase accessibility to collaborative research funding, and better engage young professionals in field research. These issues were combined into these following three overarching objectives: 1.Identify field-relevant research needs; 2. Promote sustained and systematic partnerships; and 3. Identify and approach funding sources.