Thursday, 10 April 2014

Conference: How do Humanitarian Crises affect Estonia?

On 6 May 2014, the World Day Conference “How do humanitarian crises affect Estonia?” will be taking place in Tallinn.

Everyone interested in global politics is invited to discuss with us how humanitarian crises in far-away regions affect Estonia and Europe, and how each one of us can contribute to a safer world for everyone.

The conference offers an opportunity to hear the views of the best experts from the United Nations, the European Union, think-tanks and humanitarian aid practitioners. The keynote address by Mr. Rashid Khalikov, the director of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in Geneva, will be complimented with debates about the working conditions of humanitarian workers, the role of media in humanitarian crises, using technology to improve response to natural disasters, and more.
 The event will culminate with a debate of the Estonian parliamentary parties’ candidates for the European Parliament on the role of Estonia and the European Union in responding to global crises.

Our approach is to replace lectures with conversations with the audience and we will provide each participant with technical tools to be able to contribute. Bringing personal smart devices is also encouraged. Working language of the conference in English.
The conference is a part of the annual public educational concert-festival Maailmapäev/World Day taking place on Liberty Square in Tallinn on May 31 that showcases the best Estonian and international organisations working in the humanitarian and development sectors.

Please go to http://www.maailmapä for the full programme of the conference and to register for the event.

For further information, please contact Ms. Evelin Andrespok, Policy Officer of AKÜ on

The conference is organized by the civil society platform Estonian Roundtable for Development Cooperation in close cooperation with the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs with financial support from of the European Commission and the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Information provided by AKÜ

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