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DEMAC Workshop: Humanitarian Action & Coordination in the Diaspora
Friday 30th September 2016, 6:00 - 9:00 PM
Headspace 19-21 Hatton Gardens, EC1N 8BA, London, UK
The objective of the workshop is to create a space for diaspora to come together, discuss and formalise ways forward for a more structured response to crisis in their countries of origin/heritage.
DEMAC has gained valuable insights in the past year from Sierra Leone, Somali and Syrian diaspora who have responded to different crises: Ebola outbreak, the El Nino effect and climate change, refugees, government instability and Conflict.
The speakers are diaspora members who have responded in different ways to the Ebola crisis that plagued Sierra Leone from 2014 - 2016. They will be sharing their experiences during the Health Crisis, as well as best practises for diaspora mobilisation.
- Isabella Lisk- Sierra Leone UK Diaspora Ebola Response Taskforce (SLUKDERT)
- Ade Daramy- Sierra Leone UK Diaspora Ebola Response Taskforce (SLUKDERT)
- Fatou Wurie- Founding Director, The Survivor Dream Project
- Elizabeth Conteh- Chair, The Organisation of Sierra Leone Healthcare Professionals Abroad
- Ahmed A. Omar- Humanitarian Activist and Independent Consultant, Denmark
DEMAC wishes to engage with a wider diaspora community of humanitarian actors. We welcome participants interested or already involved in humanitarian activities across Africa, in the fields of Health, Food Security, Rehabilitation, IDPs, Education, and Protection of Women and Children.
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If you have any queries please contact Omolola Coker, email@example.com
DEMAC (Diaspora Emergency Action and Coordination) is funded by ECHO and implemented by the Danish Refugee Council, AFFORD-UK, and the Berghof Foundation.
DEMAC aims to improve diaspora emergency response capacity and coordination with the conventional humanitarian system.