5th Humanitarian Congress Vienna “The Future of Humanitarian Aid”  – Registration Is Open Now

We are thrilled to invite you to attend the 5th Humanitarian Congress Vienna “The Future of Humanitarian Aid” on 29 March 2019, taking place in the ceremony halls of the University of Vienna. Following the opening speech of Mark Lowcock, United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator (OCHA) will be seven panels discussing the risks, challenges, chances and opportunities of humanitarian aid in future environments.  Share your ideas, visions, concerns, questions and worries with experts from all kind of backgrounds. Broaden your horizon by attending and contributing to important and topical debates. Or just decide to spend a day with like-minded people. Register now.  The team of the 5th Humanitarian Congress Vienna looks forward to welcoming you!

Food for Thoughts – Knowledge Transfer versus Knowledge Exchange: Rethinking Development Partnerships

By: Richard Bärnthaler On the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly in September 2018, Achim Steiner, UNDP Administrator, stressed the institutional inertia in bridging the humanitarian-development divide: “[It’s] simply common sense that when you do humanitarian support, you should always already be thinking about how countries can recover in development terms and vice versa.”… continue

Hätten wir drei Wünsche frei … Das Österreichische Rote Kreuz

Hätten wir drei Wünsche frei … dann wären die Wünsche des Österreichischen Roten Kreuz für die Zukunft der Humanitären Hilfe die folgenden: Erhöhung des österreichischen Beitrags zur Humanitären Hilfe, also des Auslandskatastrophenfonds auf EUR 60 Mio jährlich Investition in Katastrophenvorsorge, z.B. durch Minderung des Katastrophenrisikos und Klimawandelanpassung Beitrag zur Ursachenbekämpfung, besonders Konfliktprävention und Klimaschutz Das… continue