Friday, 19 October 2012

Key Challenges of Humanitarian Aid and Development Cooperation in the XXI Century

Polish Humanitarian Action (PAH) was established 20 years ago as an answer to humanitarian crisis in Yugoslavia. Since then it has delivered aid to thousands of victims of catastrophes and conflicts around the world. It has grown together with Polish 3rd sector, learning about the values and norms of humanitarian aid and development cooperation from the best and biggest organizations.

Today PAH participates in discussion about key challenges that the humanitarian and developing sector will face in nearest future. Quickly changing global situation demands constant readiness and quick, effective reactions for humanitarian crisis. Humanitarian aid is needed not only during natural disasters but more often during prolonged conflicts and human-caused disasters. Economic crisis puts at risk global system of solidarity and questions implementation of development programs. Due to donor-fatigue the engagement of the public for issues related to global solidarity and social justice is getting harder. Those are some of many challenges of humanitarianism in 21st century.

The conference "Key challenges of Humanitarian Aid and Development cooperation in XXI century", will be a space for discussion about those and other issues from Debember 7-8, 2012 in Warsaw, Poland.

During the event diverse actors – NGOs, politics, academics and media, involved in global system of humanitarian aid and development cooperation – will meet and discuss crucial issues. The purpose of this meeting is to strengthen the cooperation between different actors towards common understanding of humanitarian and development issues and build global movement towards decision-makers.

Polish Humanitarian Action invites the representatives of NGOs, state and non-state institutions working in development and humanitarian sector, academics and all interested persons to attend the conference. Participation in the event is free of charge, the meeting will be held in Polish and English.

All the information, the programme and registration form are available at:
Link to online registration here.
For details please contact Aneta Sarna

Information provided by Joanna Kucharczyk-Jurgielewicz, Polish Humanitarian Action

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