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28 January 2014

Event: Changes in the humanitarian landscape

Changes in the humanitarian landscape: implications for policy and practice

US Navy Marines load trucks with cases of water in preparation for humanitarian assistance operations in the Al Faw peninsula of Iraq during Operation Sweeney 2003 (Wikimedia Commons)



Copenhagen School of Global Health
 (CSGH) & The Master of Disaster Management (MDMA) invite you to a half day open event to discuss: Changes in the humanitarian landscape: implications for policy and practice.

Guest Speakers:

  • Catherine Bragg, Former Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator in the United Nations
  • Thomas Thomsen, Chief Advisor, Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Dorte Busch, Head of International Support, Danish Red Cross

The traditions, concepts and practices which defined humanitarian action for the last decades are now challenged by the rise of new actors, new forms and modalities of assistance and the expansion of humanitarian space into conflict zones. Based on recent experiences gained from humanitarian action, the open event examines the lessons learnt and discusses their implications for the policies and practices which guide contemporary humanitarian action.

Time and place

4 February 2014; 9:00 to 12:00

Venue: Møderum 1- Pavilion, 42.0.01

The Panum Institute  (Blegdamsvej 3B, 2200 Copenhagen N)

Contact

To register, please email Mariel de Guia Britanico elsab@sund.ku.dk or call +4531349191  by 27 January 
If you have not registered yet, please do so immediately, as the initail deadline was on January 27.