March 16, 2021 – March 18, 2021
Title: Beyond the Pandemic HERE Conference – What next?
Organizers: Humanitarian Exchange and Research Centre (HERE) Geneva
Description: The humanitarian sector has not been short of reform or change efforts over the years. At the core of each attempt has been the aim to do better, to reach those most affected by crisis in a timely manner with the assistance and protection they need. The COVID-19 pandemic has brought in another layer of policy and operational reckoning. It has pushed humanitarians to question, adapt and at times transform their approaches and ways of working. It is intervening at a time of broader questions around structural power imbalances and the role of humanitarians in addressing the climate crisis. It is also accelerating change processes already under way. It is too early to tell what changes are here to stay. What is clear, however, is that it is up to the humanitarian sector to leverage this moment of global crisis to exert the type of transformative change it may really need.
Through the conference, HERE would like to use the preliminary findings of its research project “Beyond the pandemic” to move collectively from analysis to solutions. If we have a good idea of what does not work, how do we make change happen? What needs to be integrated into current global policy processes? The true value of an ecosystem is its diversity of views. HERE is therefore not looking for the ideal solution but it rather believes in creating the opportunity to bring different visions together to map alternative ways forward.
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