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Humanitarian Newsletter: September 22, 2016

IDHA 49 NepalRead the Humanitarian Newsletter for IIHA news, humanitarian resources, the latest in innovation from High Tech Humanitarians, and upcoming trainings and events! This edition shares exciting news about the next two IDHA courses (hint: Nepal and #50), highlights the IIHA’s partnership with the Network on Humanitarian Action (NOHA) International Association of Universities to host its second cohort of students at Fordham University, and proudly announces the IIHA’s second MIHA graduate, Gianluigi Lopes!

And that‘s not all.. after a long summer, this edition is full of IDHA alumni updates from IDHA reunions around the world to new positions to recently published articles! Read now, and stay tuned for more!

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Alumni Update: Timo Luege (IDHA 21)

Late last year, the IIHA helped to disseminate a survey among our networks regarding the current perception and level of understanding about drones in the humanitarian sectorTimo Luege (IDHA 21), who assisted with FSD’s research into the use of drones in humanitarian crises, recently shared with us the survey results .

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Alumni Update: Timo Luege (IDHA 21)

After four months leading a team for the UNHCR Communicating with Communities Team in Greece,  Timo Luege (IDHA 21) is back in Berlin. In his most recent blog posts, Timo talks about why refugees need smartphones , highlights the widespread use and increasing potential of Whatsapp, and reviews and tests  SMS platforms  and influencer outreach platforms  to determine the best platforms for communication and outreach in humanitarian response.

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Alumni Reunion: Mukesh Singh and James Tan (IDHA 44)

Mukesh Singh and James Tan“Wonderful meeting my IDHA 44 friend James Tan in Kathmandu. Remembered you all my fellow IDHA 44 mates and missing those lovely days in Geneva in 2015. Hope to catch you all one day. James is doing such a great humanitarian job for the Nepal earthquake victims in Dhading and Sindhupalchowk districts. Very much appreciated his efforts for the people in Nepal.” – Mukesh Singh (IDHA 44)

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Alumni Update: Joe Lowry (IDHA 12)

Joe Lowry“I’m just back in Bangkok with finally a little time to digest an amazing mission to Afghanistan with IOM. The arid beauty of the land and the wonderful welcome of its people are the top takeaways, but so were the ‘small world’ coincidences.” –Joe Lowry (IDHA 12) writes about his latest mission in his blog.

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IIHA International Programs Specialist Reunites with IDHA 47 Participants in NY!

Suzanne and Tatiana

Ellen, Radhika, and Suzanne

IDHA summers in New York! Amidst the busy days of the 48th International Diploma in Humanitarian Assistance (IDHA) and short courses including Ethics of Humanitarian Assistance, Accountability in Humanitarian Action, and Leadership and Management of Humanitarian Action Suzanne Arnold (IIHA International Programs Specialist) reunited with several of IDHA 47 participants including Tatiana AspinwallRadhika Shah and Ellen Lesh, and Cindy Coffman.

Suzanne and Cindy Coffman

Suzanne and Cindy (during a brief pause from the Leadership and Management course to celebrate Cindy’s birthday)

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Alumni Update: Daniela Traldi (IDHA 40)

As the Olympics once again claimed its summer presence in media outlets across the globe, Daniela Traldi (IDHA 40) authored two articles for the BBC about the prevailing spirit of the Olympics amidst a challenging time for its host country, Brazil, and the strong bond among women athletes as seen through the social media accounts of star athletes.

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Alumni Update: Fausto Aarya De Santis (IDHA 44, IDHA Tutor)

Fausto De SantisFausto Aarya De Santis (IDHA 44, IDHA Tutor) recently co-authored a paper on enhancing community engagement within situations of armed conflict, which was released by the Community Engagement Working Group in Yemen. View the infographic!

 

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Alumni Update: Nick Clarke (IDHA 27)

unnamedAfter four years with Word Vision UK,  Nick Clarke (IDHA 27) recently commenced a new role with ACT Alliance  as Head of Strategy and Partnerships in Geneva. Nick is very happy to hear from you and can be contacted by email!

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Alumni Update: Barry Finette (IDHA 33, IDHA Tutor)

Barry Finette (IDHA 33, IDHA Tutor)THINKmd Founder and CEO, has now issued the fifth edition of of the organization’s newsletter, which discusses THINKmd’s recent developments and progress.

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