Humanitarian Institute


SDG Evening Conference Series on 31st May: South-South Humanitarianism

31 May 2018, 6:00 pm–9:00 pm

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UCL Gustav Tuck Lecture Theatre and South Cloisters

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As part of the UCL Humanitarian Institute Evening Conference Series on the UN Sustainable Development Goals, Dr Estella Carpi and Dr Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh of the Southern Responses to Displacement Project will convene an evening conference on "South-South Humanitarianism: New Aims, Old Challenges"

This event will draw together a group of renowned international experts to debate different perspectives on the importance of making the Sustainable Development Goals and the South-South Cooperation framework uphold and actively promote the well-being and dignity of people affected by conflict and displacement across the global South.

This event will be of interest to anyone working or studying in the fields of policy, strategy and/or the implementation of disaster relief or humanitarian action in the global South.

The conference will be comprised of short talks, discussion with audience participation, and a networking reception.

Confirmed speakers:

Prof. Patricia Daley - Professor of the Human Geography of Africa, University of Oxford

Mr. Jahal de Meritens - UNDP Crisis Interface Team Leader, Crisis Response Unit, and Global Cluster Coordinator for Early Recovery in Geneva, Switzerland.

Dr. Naohiko Omata - Senior Research Officer, Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford

Prof. Mohammad-Mahmoud Ould Mohamedou - Professor of International History, Graduate Institute, Geneva

Chairs and Discussants:

Dr. Estella Carpi - Research Associate, Southern Responses to Displacement Project, Department of Geography, University College London

Dr Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh - Principal Investigator, Southern Responses to Displacement Project, Dept of Geography, UCL

Dr Emma Mawdsley - Reader in Human Geography and Fellow of Newnham College, Human Geographer with a particular interest in the 'rising powers' and the changing politics of development.

This event is free to attend, but you need to register:

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