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Five years of teaching humanitarian diplomacy

WMO Building, Geneva

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DiploFoundation, in partnership with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, is celebrating five years of teaching Humanitarian Diplomacy. Join us for an event on what humanitarian diplomacy is, and how to teach it most effectively.
Five Years of Teaching Humanitarian Diplomacy
23 September | 12.30-14.00 CEST
Vieirra de Mello Auditorium | WMO Building
 
DiploFoundation, in partnership with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, is celebrating five years of teaching Humanitarian Diplomacy – a diplomatic field that is essential for building effective foundations for humanitarian operations and programmes.
 
In the chaos which often accompanies an emergency situation, strong and persuasive humanitarian diplomacy is often vital to ensure assistance for the vulnerable, swiftly and smoothly. Humanitarian diplomacy includes advocacy, negotiation, partnership creation and maintenance, communication, formal and informal agreements, to put in place the operations that can make a difference in emergency situations.
 
How to most effectively teach the necessary knowledge and skills to aspiring humanitarian diplomats? What is the toolkit that the humanitarian diplomat should possess?
 
This event will look into the ways in which humanitarian diplomacy is taught, in particular looking at the synthesis of on-the-job and online learning. 
 
Confirmed speakers:
  • Christopher Lamb – President of the Australia Myanmar Institute and former Chief Diplomat for the Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
  • Dr Jovan Kurbalija – Director of DiploFoundation & Head of the Geneva Internet Platform