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Gemma Davies

Senior Research Fellow

  • Humanitarian Policy Group
Portrait of Gemma Davies

Gemma is a Senior Research Fellow for the Humanitarian Policy Group at ODI. She has extensive experience working with a range of international humanitarian and human rights organisations, as well as the Department for International Development, in several conflict and fragile affected states, predominantly in Sub-Saharan (East, Horn and Western) Africa. With considerable experience in development and implementation of humanitarian programmes; policy development, and advocacy, Gemma specialises in a range of issues including protection of civilians, forced displacement and humanitarian negotiations. Gemma was previously a researcher with Amnesty International focusing primarily on the impact of conflict and forced displacement on civilians.

  1. Leadership of protection in the humanitarian sector

    Briefing/policy papers

  2. Advocating together to strengthen protection: collective efforts of international and national organisations

    Briefing/policy papers

  3. Collaborative advocacy on the protection of civilians: children and armed conflict and explosive weapons in populated areas

    Research reports

  4. Independent review of the implementation of the IASC Protection Policy

    Research reports

  5. Protection of civilians: learning from ICRC’s Roots of Restraint in War study

    Briefing/policy papers

  6. Complementary approaches between international and local protection advocacy: ‘Don’t speak for me, I’ll speak for myself’

    Briefing/policy papers

  7. Protection advocacy by international NGOs in armed conflict situations: breaking the barriers

    Briefing/policy papers

  8. Addressing protection risks in a climate-changed world: challenges and opportunities

    Briefing/policy papers

  9. The Call to Action on Protection from Gender-Based Violence in Emergencies: an assessment of the role of collective approaches

    Briefing/policy papers

  10. Advocating for better protection for conflict-affected populations: legal action against UK arms sales to Saudi Arabia for use in the Yemen conflict

    Briefing/policy papers

  11. Interrogating the evidence base on humanitarian localisation: a literature study

    Literature reviews

  12. Can a new legal case stop UK arms sales to Yemen?