MIND THE GAP! How can humanitarian and development aid work together? The case of Syria

How can humanitarian and development aid work together? The case of Syria.

Friday, June 15, 09.00-11.15 (coffee and registration from 08.30)

Hörsalen, Medelhavsmuséet, Fredsgatan 2, Stockholm

Humanitarian and development actors often find it difficult to coordinate their work in the field – they have for example different objectives and different time horizons. Looking at the present crisis in Syria – what are the lessons to be drawn? How can emergency assistance to refugees and other crises affected populations be better coordinated with long term development and post-war reconstruction?

A team of researchers from the German Evaluation Office, DEval, describes, by reviewing existing literature, the successes and challenges for humanitarian and development actors who try to work together in Syria.

In their report Building Bridges between International Humanitarian and Development Responses to Forced Migration they focus on seven gaps that are identified. The report is the starting point for a broader discussion on the challenges of supporting Syria to move forward.

PROGRAMME

08.30 Registration and coffee

09.00 Welcome and introduction

PRESENTATION OF THE REPORT Building Bridges between International Humanitarian and Development Responses to Forced Migration, By Alexander Kocks and Ruben Wedel

COMMENTS FROM THE PANEL & DISCUSSION

Moderator: Johan Schaar

Panel members: James Darcy, Göran Holmqvist, Kholoud Mansour and Jörg Faust

11.15 SEMINAR ENDS

SPEAKERS AND DISCUSSANTS

James Darcy, Independent Humanitarian Consultant, led e.g. the Syria Coordinated Accountability and Lessons Learning (CALL), 2016

Jörg Faust, Director, DEval

Göran Holmqvist, Director for the Department of Asia, Middle East and Humanitarian Assistance, Sida

Alexander Kocks, evaluator, DEval

Kholoud Mansour, Independent Consultant and Researcher from Syria

Johan Schaar, member of the EBA

Ruben Wedel, evaluator, DEval

REGISTRATION

Please register at www.eba.se or by e-mail ud.eba.seminarium@gov.se