Assessing the Protection Status of Urban Adolescent Refugees in Ecuador and Zambia


Tuesday, April 11, 2017, 12:30pm to 1:30pm


Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, FXB 710 651 Huntington Ave Boston, MA 02115 USA


Elizabeth Donger is a research associate at Harvard FXB. She has experience in nonprofit programming, investigative research and legal advocacy with refugee and internally displaced communities in Jordan, Colombia, the U.S., and the U.K. Her work at FXB focuses on issues of distress migration and child protection. She is the Ecuador project lead for the urban refugee youth study, a collaboration with the UNHCR that assesses the strength of the protection system, and its effects on youth health and well-being.


Jennifer Leigh (appearing via Skype from on research location in Zambia), senior research assistant at FXB, has been active in global health for 15 years, primarily providing humanitarian assistance and strengthening community-based care for mobile and conflict-affected populations. Jennifer consults internationally, frequently providing technical assistance for projects in Myanmar, and conducts research with the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative and Harvard Global Health Institute, in addition to doing work with Harvard FXB Center. Jennifer is currently a doctoral student at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, studying accountability and evaluation in humanitarian response. She is the Zambia project lead for the urban refugee youth study.