Category Archives: Humanitarian Newsletter

Humanitarian Newsletter: October 28-November 11, 2015

Check out the latest IIHA Newsletter with a Humanitarian Spotlight on the Hindu Kush earthquake, news of IIHA alumni and IDHA alumni reunions, and events and opportunities within the humanitarian sector!

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Humanitarian Newsletter: October 14-28, 2015

Read the latest IIHA Newsletter with a spotlight on World Mental Health Day 2015 and the recent Mental Health in Complex Emergencies (MHCE) course organized by CIHC and IIHA, UNHCR, HealthNet TPO, and International Medical Corps (IMC).

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Humanitarian Newsletter: September 30 – October 14

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Don’t forget to check out our latest humanitarian newsletter featuring Gonzalo Sánchez-Terán’s thoughts on the Zero Draft, the document proposing the Global Goals for Sustainable Development just approved by the United Nations this past Friday. Gonzalo is a graduate of IDHA 16, a frequent IDHA tutor, and CIHC Deputy Humanitarian Programs Director. He will also be directing our Education in Emergencies course which will begin in Amman, Jordan this Sunday!

The newsletter also features IIHA alumni updates, humanitarian jobs and opportunities, and upcoming events!

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The Humanitarian Newsletter: September 16 – 30, 2015

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Read the latest IIHA Humanitarian Newsletter for upcoming events and job opportunities, a special feature on our first cohort of NOHA International Association of Universities NOHA Deusto – Master in International Humanitarian Action Scholars, and news about our wonderful IIHA and IDHA alumni!

 

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The Humanitarian Newsletter: July 22 – September 16, 2015

The latest version of our Humanitarian Newsletter is now online. Click here to get the latest in Humanitarian news, jobs, and events.

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Forum Spotlight: Global Forum for Improving Humanitarian Action

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ALNAP’s Global Forum for Improving Humanitarian Action was held on June 4 – 5, 2015 at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York. Comprising hundreds of representatives from aid organizations, donor organizations and governments from around the world, the conference looked to examine, in a serious, collaborative, and substantive way, how we as a humanitarian community can adapt to current issues, increase the impact of our emergency response and do so in a way that preserves the human dignity of aid beneficiaries. IIHA Executive Director, Brendan Cahill (IDHA 9), was happy to represent the IIHA at the Forum.

The conference began with an opening address by US Ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power, who posed four areas of consideration for the conference to explore: Security, Modernity, Dignity, and Money. Other issues discussed included the importance of building local capacities, the need to reduce duplication in humanitarian efforts, and the contributions of technological innovation. Many of the improvements suggested throughout the forum are not new. What is new is the technology that now allows for greater impact, as well as an expressed desire to be more efficient and effective in an era of increasing human induced and natural disasters. As the new UN Aid Chief, Stephen O’Brien, mentioned in his closing remarks, “The world is changing and we must change with it.” The conversations, many among representatives who have been involved in aid work for decades, reflected this desire for transformation and evolution.

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