HUMANITARIAN CONGRESS 2015 in Prague

Humanitární kongres 2013 (Olomouc)

We hereby would like to invite you to participate in the 3rd International Humanitarian Congress 2015 held in Prague organised by leading Czech humanitarian NGOs.

About International Humanitarian Congress:

The Congress invites humanitarian practitioners, academics, the media and students to discuss and exchange experiences, new trends and innovations in humanitarian aid. The Congress also helps to increase awareness about the principles and challenges of humanitarian aid among the wider public.

 

 

 

The main topic of 3rd International Humanitarian Congress will be:
“From Bosnia to Ukraine - Growing Challenges in Humanitarian Aid “

This year commemorates 20 years since the massacre in Bosnian Srebrenica, but at the same time we are also witnessing another European conflict with massive humanitarian needs, this time in Ukraine. The main goals of the congress will be to reflect on this, on the growing humanitarian needs globally and to answer whether and how we are able to provide adequate responses.

Topics of panel discussions:

Introductory panel - The increasing need for a humanitarian response not only in developing countries. Is there a growing gap between humanitarian demands and the capacity to respond? What lessons can we draw from the past 20 years?

Security and access - Security of aid workers in crisis regions. Is it still possible to negotiate access? Changes in the dynamics among aid workers and armed groups in the light of Syria crisis.

Marginalised people, crisis and countries - How to identify, select and protect the most vulnerable civilians in a humanitarian crisis? What crises and countries do we tend to forget?

Current emergencies - The panel will look at the aspects of the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine and the relief effort after the earthquake in Nepal.

Refugee crisis - The numbers of refugess are growing to record levels globally. What is the role ofthe humanitarian community in this context? How dces the community deal with the crisis in the Mediterranean?

New technologies - Different types of new communication technologies used in humanitarian practice.

Student panel - Presentation of different concrete projects of various NGOs will introduce different sectors and approaches to humanitarian aid.


When and where

Friday, 23rd October 2015

National Library of Technology
Technická 6/2710
160 00 Prague - Dejvice
Czech republic

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Who will participate

Representatives of institutions, NGO staff, journalists, and academics.

Who can attend

Anyone driven to learn more about the humanitarian aid sector. The goal of the Congress is to increase general public, students, journalists and humanitarian and development workers awareness of humanitarian aid.

How to register

Registration will be open from 15th June 2015

Simply fill in the registration form.