New research looks at diversity in humanitarian leadership

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CANBERRA — Is a lack of diversity at the leadership level stymying the humanitarian sector’s ability to address sexual harassment and exploitation? It is a question the Humanitarian Advisory Group, with the support of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, is aiming to answer.

A new discussion paper, launched on August 1, marks the beginning of two years of research into humanitarian leadership and the impact of diversity in decision making with the aim to build an evidence base for why diversity matters.

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    Lisa Cornish

    Lisa Cornish is a Devex Reporter based in Canberra, where she focuses on the Australian aid community. Lisa formerly worked with News Corp Australia as a data journalist for the national network and was published throughout Australia in major metropolitan and regional newspapers, including the Daily Telegraph in Melbourne, Herald Sun in Melbourne, Courier-Mail in Brisbane, and online through news.com.au. Lisa additionally consults with Australian government providing data analytics, reporting and visualization services. Lisa was awarded the 2014 Journalist of the Year by the New South Wales Institute of Surveyors.