11 February 2019 18:00 - 19:30

As local as possible, as international as necessary

Complementarity and comparative advantage within the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement.

Video

Speakers & panellists

Yves Daccord
Keynote speaker

Yves Daccord

Director-General of International Committee of the Red Cross

Lois Austin
Introduction of the report

Lois Austin

Independent Consultant

Alexander Matheou
Moderator

Alexander Matheou

Executive Director for International of British Red Cross Society

Doris Marcela Hernández Martínez
Panellist

Doris Marcela Hernández Martínez

Head of the Peace Building and Institutional Doctrine Unit of the Colombian Red Cross Society

Liliia Bilous
Panellist

Liliia Bilous

Director General of the National Committee of the Ukrainian Red Cross Society

Abdulkadir Ibrahim Haji Abdi
Panellist

Abdulkadir Ibrahim Haji Abdi

Director of Organizational Development and Communication and Advisor of Somali Red Crescent Society

Sophie Orr
Panellist

Sophie Orr

Regional Director for the Americas of the International Committee of the Red Cross

Pascale Meige
Panellist

Pascale Meige

Director Disaster and Crisis Prevention, Response and Recovery of International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies

Regina Gujan
Speaker

Regina Gujan

Deputy Head of the multilateral affairs division at Swiss Humanitarian Aid

About the conference

This is the third of a series of Humanitarium events to explore localization in contemporary humanitarian action - a major policy discussion in the sector today following the Grand Bargain.

The event marks the launch of The Case for Complementarity, a new British Red Cross report that brings together lessons learned on how national and international components of the Movement work together in armed conflict and other situations of violence. The report draws on the Movement's experience in Somalia, Colombia and Ukraine and shows the unique and complementary contributions of national and international components of the Movement in meeting the needs of affected population.

Representatives from these National Societies will share their experience after a brief overview of the report. An open discussion will then be followed by refreshments. The public launch coincides with the annual ICRC - National Societies Senior Leadership Dialogue with the participation of 34 National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and is a good opportunity to meet a cross-section of the Movement's leadership from around the world.



Date & Time

11 February 2019 18:00 - 19:30

Hosted by

Venue address

Humanitarium
17 avenue de la paix, 1202 Geneva