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Breaking the Mould. Humanitarian Aid and Empowering Local Communities

Societies are facing increasing levels of risk and uncertainty in disaster situations. This makes delivering humanitarian aid in disaster situations a complicated and controversial subject. Whilst there are numerous examples of good practice that re-lief workers can point to, there are also countless instances of exploitative and/or inappropriate interventions that those receiving aid have to contend with. This con-ference asks whether it is time for a paradigm shift in the manner in which aid is delivered and who can be legitimately involved in such work. Deadline for submitting abstracts: 4 May 2012

1-3 August 2012, Calman Learning Centre Durham University Durham, UK

Baroness Valerie Amos, Head of OCHA
Dr. Vinya Ariyaratne, General Secretary Sarvodaya , Sri Lanka
Prof Vishanthie Sewpaul, KwaZulu Natal
University, South Africa
Prof Abye Tasse, University of
Nouakchott , Mauritania

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Tags: ["conference 2012", "humanitarian aid"]
Published Apr. 16, 2012 8:54 AM - Last modified Apr. 17, 2013 4:46 PM