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 – 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

Humanitarian Congress Vienna – Some 2019 Moments

The 5th Humanitarian Congress Vienna, The Future of Humanitarian Aid,  was yet another congress day packed not only with fresh ideas but with many a new insight as well. Those who joined us on 29 March at the University of Vienna will have their own personal highlights. Perhaps it is the keynote address of Mark Lowcock,… continue

Online Registration Closed – Onsite Registration Possible on Friday, 29 March

Please note that online registration closed today,  Thursday, 28 March, 12:00 noon. Did you miss the online registration opportunity please note that registration is possible tomorrow at the venue  from 08:00 onwards. You can pay with credit card, bankcard and cash. Join experts, colleagues and friends to discuss and learn about humanitarian aid in the… continue

Humanitarian Aid and Future Generations – Panellists Selected

It has been a new and exciting journey for the organisers of the Humanitarian Congress Vienna to develop and implement the „Humanitarian Aid and Future Generation“ panel idea.  We would like to use the opportunity to thank all our  university partners  for supporting our call for applications and for their enthusiasm for the matter of… continue

Internationaler Weltfrauentag – Es braucht mehr Frauen in der Nothilfe

Was hält Frauen davon ab, in humanitären Notfall-Teams zu arbeiten? „Es ist sehr wichtig, dass Frauen in Katastrophen und Notfällen eine größere Rolle übernehmen. Das kann schwerwiegende Konsequenzen verhindern helfen – wie Gewalt gegen Frauen, einschließlich sexueller Gewalt und psychischer Gewalt. Denn es ist nicht zuletzt die Anwesenheit von Frauen, die die Rechte von Frauen… continue

9 November 1938 – 9 November 2018

We cannot deny the horrors of the past or the present. But as Kant reminds us: … however uncertain I may be and may remain as to whether we can hope for anything better for mankind, this uncertainty cannot detract from the maxim I have adopted, or from the necessity of assuming for practical purposes… continue

President of Austria has confirmed the patronage of the 5th Humanitarian Congress Vienna

We are very proud to announce that the 5th Humanitarian Congress Vienna will be held under the patronage of Alexander Van der Bellen, Federal President of the Republic of Austria, which is a great acknowledgment for our efforts to increase the visibility of humanitarian work and to raise awareness for the relevance of humanitarian aid.

Save the Date – 5th Humanitarian Congress Vienna – 29 March 2019

Today is World Humanitarian Day, a day which is intended to honour  aid workers around the world who serve the humanitarian cause often at the risk of their own lives. We would like to take this opportunity to invite you to the 5th Humanitarian Congress Vienna „The Future of Humanitarian Aid“ 29 March 2019,   … continue