RedR UK has a network of over 1800 carefully selected humanitarian professionals, RedR Members. The speaker series provides an opportunity for the insights that Members have gained, from recent work or research undertaken research in the field, to be shared more widely.
The series is aimed at RedR Members, Affiliates, humanitarians working in the sector and professionals and students interested in entering the sector. This event will consist of two short talks by RedR Members followed by a Q&A session.
Speaker One: Jan Erik Kroyer, Emergency Response Coordinator, Danish Red Cross
From coordinating with grassroots volunteers to negotiating ever-stricter legal and political constraints, humanitarian agencies face a whole host of new challenges when operating in increasingly globalised emergencies. Jan Erik Kroyer will draw on his experience of responding to the refugee crisis on the Greek island of Lesbos to shed light on these issues and offer some solutions. He will also suggest that the humanitarian community needs to change the way we think about population movement: refugees are travelling vast distances en masse from their countries of origin to their destination. In order to remain relevant, humanitarian agencies will have to start thinking less about ‘refugee camps’ and more about ‘refugee flows,’ adapting the assistance they provide to the needs of a population on the move.
Speaker Two: Linda Richardson and Gill Price, Co-founders of the All in Diary
The Challenge of Improving Humanitarian Knowledge and Understanding: Ten Years’ Experience from the All in Diary
The decade has seen increasing demand for more effective engagement and inclusion of local and national capacities in international humanitarian response. Yet the challenges in reaching out and engaging with local actors are significant due to barriers such as physical access, resources, use of new technologies, understanding of the international humanitarian system, and language.
The aim of this talk is to look at the way in which the use of traditional media can support the transfer of knowledge, with particular emphasis on post-disaster contexts.
Linda Richardson has worked as a humanitarian Learning and Development consultant over the past 15 years. Gill Price has worked in a project and programme management capacity in the humanitarian and development sectors since the 1990s, with a specific focus on local capacity-building.
TIME AND LOCATION
The event will be hosted in the RedR UK London Office, 250a Kennington Lane, SE11 5RD. The event will begin at 6.45pm on Thursday 11th February 2016.
HOW TO REGISTER
Attendance is free and open to all. To reserve your place, please follow this link
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