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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

Food for Thought – Triple Nexus = Triple Challenge ? – Keynote Speech by Monique Pariat, Director-General, ECHO

 Monique PARIAT, Director-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO)  Keynote speech “Triple Nexus – Triple Challenge?” – Congress Vienna, 29/03/2019  Let me start by replying to the following question: “Why the Nexus approach?”  Never since World War II, has the world faced such a dire humanitarian situation. Today, more than 200 million… continue

Food For Thought – Triple Nexus, The Case of Afghanistan, Presentation by Toby Lanzer

Since 2017 Toby Lanzer is the Deputy Special Representative for the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), where he also serves as United Nations Resident Coordinator, Humanitarian Coordinator and Resident Representative of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). On Friday Mr. Lanzer contributed very valuable and also critical insights and experiences regarding the interrelations of humanitarian… continue

Food for Thought – 21 March -World Poetry Day – Poetry and Human Dignity

By Monika Stumpf-Hulsrøj 21 March is World Poetry Day and is a reminder that: „Poetry reaffirms our common humanity by revealing to us that individuals, everywhere in the world, share the same questions and feelings“ (quote: United Nations http://www.un.org/en/events/poetryday/). That does not mean that we are all the same, but poetry makes clear that each… continue

Hätten wir drei Wünsche frei – das Team von Jugend Eine Welt

„Bildung überwindet Armut“ ist unser Motto. Bildung, Wissen bzw. der Austausch über „best practices“ sind aber auch im Bereich der humanitären Hilfe extrem wichtig, deshalb wünschen wir uns für die Zukunft: 1) mehr Prävention auf allen Ebenen … insbesondere auch im Bildungsbereich: In gefährdeten Regionen müssen Handlungskompetenzen in Bezug auf risikominderndes und lebensrettendes Verhalten schon… continue