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.
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
Please register at www.eba.se or by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org