Awareness-raising Seminar: Resilience in practice
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Network on Humanitarian Assistance (NOHA) and Copenhagen School of Global Health invite all interested to a full day seminar, with presentations, workshops and debate on contemporary humanitarian issues.
The seminar is supported by ECHO (DG Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection, European Commission).
Resilience in practice – how do we cope?
The concept of resilience in the context of humanitarian assistance, be it of individuals, communities or systems, has been discussed for a number of years, yet the exact meaning of the term and its application is still in the process of being developed. What is resilience and how do we approach it?
This awareness-raising seminar will explore the multi-dimensional concept of resilience, present changing paradigms, explore different research perspectives (for instance, religious, legal, economic, environmental) and examine operational approaches.
The seminar will bring together a wider range of stakeholders - students, academics, practitioners and policy makers – for a debate on this important issue and its implications in humanitarian situations.
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Arrival and registration
Dr Peter Kjær Mackie Jensen, Head of Studies at Master of Disaster Management, University of Copenhagen & Dr Pat Gibbons, President of NOHA:
Welcome and introduction
Mrs Siri Tellier, Seminar Facilitator (former Director, UNFPA, Geneva Office):
Introduction to the seminar
10:05 – 10:20
10:20 – 10:35
10:35 – 10:50:
10:50 – 11:00:
WHAT IS RESILIENCE IN PRACTICE?
WHAT IS RESILIENCE IN PRACTICE? (cont.)
Mr Anders Ladekarl, Secretary General, Danish Red Cross:
Health Care in Danger
AFTERNOON GROUP SESSIONS
Working groups sessions: What can humanitarian actors do to strengthen resilience?
Working group chairs/Rapporteurs:
- Dr Tamás Lattmann, Zrínyi Miklós University of National Defence and ELTE University
- Ms Cecile de Milliano, Institute for the Study of Culture, University of Groningen
- Dr Cristina Churruca, Director of the NOHA Erasmus Mundus Joint, Masters in International Humanitarian Action, University of Deusto
Feedback from working groups: plenary presentation
Closing remarks from NOHA
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With kind support from