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GISF Webinar | The Challenges of Humanitarian Acceptance

GISF Webinar | The Challenges of Humanitarian Acceptance table
Date20 Apr 2022
Time2:00 pm 3:30 pm BST |9:00 am10:30 am EDT
Provider GISF
Type Virtual
CostNo cost
Booking URLhttps://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_lne9YX3DR_qWZSkOXeM9gw

Acceptance is one of the founding pillars of NGOs’ security risk management (SRM) strategies to ensure both humanitarian access and the safety of their staff and operations. As many organisations know all too well, however, acceptance is not the answer to all problems. The targeting of aid workers, enduring obstacles to humanitarian access, and debates around the legitimacy, independence, and effectiveness of aid actors, continue to question NGOs’ acceptance.

This webinar will explore the ongoing challenges faced by NGOs and discuss ways to improve the way they cultivate acceptance. The event will bring together a few authors of GISF recent publication ‘Achieving Safe Operations through Acceptance’ and other humanitarian experts, who will share their insights on different aspects of acceptance, including its relation to humanitarian negotiations but also to staff diversity.

Chaired by Professor Larissa Fast (Executive Director of the Humanitarian and Conflict Research Institute at the University of Manchester), the webinar will consist of a panel and a Q&A with the audience. The current speakers include:

  • Rob Grace, Affiliated Fellow and Researcher, Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Studies, at Brown University
  • Pegah Rajabi, Crisis Management Adviser at the ICRC
  • Pascal Daudin, Co-founder of Anthropos Deep Security
  • Araddhya Mehtta, Myanmar Country Director at ActionAid

For any questions, please contact gisf-americas@gisf.ngo.

This webinar is open to the members and non-members.


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