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Urban Humanitarian Response Symposium
Thu, 29 Jun 2017, 08:30 – Fri, 30 Jun 2017, 17:00 BST
Last year alone, more than 65.3 million people were forcibly displaced by conflict, while each year on average 26.4 million people are displaced by natural hazards. Globally, more than half of all refugees and internally displaced people live in urban areas, often remaining displaced for decades with an uncertain future.
Such complexity challenges the usual humanitarian ways of working, which are traditionally geared towards work in rural or camp-settings.
For the past two-years, the Stronger Cities Consortium - International Rescue Committee (IRC), Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), and World Vision - has been working to develop practical guidance notes and tools to be able to put urban response principles into practice, from understanding urban contexts and the diversity of needs of displaced people to the application of area-based and integrated approaches for programming.
Join us on June 29th and 30th, 2017 for the Urban Humanitarian Response Symposium. The Symposium aims to foster a practitioner oriented conversation and dialogue about what are the concrete tools and approaches humanitarian and development actors are applying to respond to urban crises. The two-day event will include research and lessons learned from a range of contexts and cities. Topics for the Symposium will include:
- Urban Context Analysis and Stakeholder Engagement
- Urban Multi-Sectoral Vulnerability Assessment
- Urban Targeting and Response Analysis
- Operationalizing Area-Based Approaches
- Integrated Livelihoods and Protection Programming
- Addressing Tenure Security
- Leveraging Technology-Based Platforms to Enable Access to Information and Accountability
The event is made possible through the generous support of the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) under the Urban Crises programme funded by the Department for International Development (DFID) and support of the European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department (ECHO) through the Enhanced Response Capacity fund.
Further details to follow on venue and agenda.
Space is limited so RSVP now!