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Food for Thought – International Women’s Day 2020

An equal world is an enabled world Since 2011 the Humanitarian Congress Vienna is bringing together women from all walks of humanitarian life, debating and exchanging with them their insights and visions for an inclusive world. As the typical primary caregivers, women are both vulnerable and highly resilient in disaster situations. In our humanitarian efforts… continue

This is the Season …

… for the Humanitarian Congress Vienna to stop for a moment, to reflect, to say thank you, and to look forward to the year to come. We were delighted that so many accepted our invitation to discuss “The Future of Humanitarian Aid” in March 2019. We think that we learned a lot, got a lot to think… continue

Food for Thought – International Law in Tomorrow’s Wars

By: Francoise Bouchet-Saulnier, International Legal Director, Médecins Sans Frontières International law in tomorrow’s wars When looking at tomorrow’s wars and tomorrow’s challenges, it is useful to pay deeper attention to what is already at play at the present time that will further develop and frame the future. It is also essential to wonder, with a… continue

Food for Thought – Tech for Good – Or Not?

By: Prof Darelle Van Greunen, Director of the Centre for Community Technologies, Nelson Mandela University, Port Elizabeth, South Africa Tech For Good – Or Not? “Humanitarian ethics? Isn’t that an oxymoron these days? A contradiction in terms?” So said a somewhat cynical humanitarian worker to me a couple of weeks ago when I told her I was participating in… continue

Food for Thought – Opportunities for humanitarian finance

Christina Bennett, Head of the Humanitarian Policy Programme at the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) delivered the keynote speech for the Panel “Investing in Humanity”. Christina provided her co-panellists and the Humanitarian Congress visitors with a fascinating presentation on future opportunities for humanitarian financing. “Excellent” was what we heard immediately after her speech and the requests… continue

Food for Thought – Humanitarian Aid and Future Generations – Interchanging Opportunities

Developed by Anna Soiné  Abstract Key point: The project aims to bring together two local socially marginalized groups to support each other though interchanging their strengths and weaknesses, thus exchange opportunities and manage their (re-) integration process into society, as well as difficulties by themselves, without further external help and by little financing. The concept… continue

Food for Thought – Keynote Address by Under Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Mark Lowcock

At the  5th Humanitarian Congress Vienna Under Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Mark Lowcock inspired us all with his keynote address on the future of humanitarian aid and in particular with outlining three ways which can strengthen global efforts in the humanitarian system:   Modernizing the humanitarian financing system More compliance with International… continue

Food for Thought – Investing in Humanity – Remarks by H.E. Mrs. Vivian N.R. Okeke

Remarks by H.E. Mrs. Vivian N.R. Okeke at the Panel Discussion on Investing in Humanity, Humanitarian Congress Vienna, 29 March 2019 1 On the auspicious occasion of the Humanitarian Congress Vienna, I am pleased to participate in this important panel discussion, Investing in Humanity. I thank the organisers for inviting me to participate in this… continue

Food for Thought- Welcome Note by Karin Kneissl, Federal Minister for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Austria

Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, It is a great pleasure to welcome you to the fifth Humanitarian Congress in Vienna. I wish to thank the organizers, Austria’s civil society community, for inviting me. I am heartened by your level of commitment and dedication. I value very much your engagement in raising awareness on humanitarian aid. It… continue

Food For Thought – Humanitarian Aid and Future Generations – How can social work guarantee humanitarian aid in the future?

A presentation by Madlen Behrle and Lorenz Harderer Good evening everybody, I hope you had a wonderful day so far here at the Humanitarian Congress. Thank you for the warm introduction Professor Schubert. My Name is Madlen Behrle. I am a 26-year-old social worker from Vorarlberg, Austria. Currently I am doing my master’s degree in… continue