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Nødhjelp i krise?

Er verdens humanitærsystem i ferd med å kollapse og bli historisk utdatert? Hvordan må vi forandre systemet for å takle framtiden? Vi trenger radikal endring, men hvordan skal vi gjøre det?

Mange er nå bekymret for om vi skal klare møte alle humanitære katastrofer som  blir flere, mer alvorlige og varer lenger. 9. juni kl. 12.00 på Litteraturhuset, samler vi eksperter, internasjonalt anerkjente  forskere, politikere og kritikere for å tenke høyt om den omstillingen vi må og skal gjøre for å bedre kunne takle verdens kriser. 

Speakers & Program

12.00: Welcome: Save the Children / PRIO

12.05: Key note: Christina Bennett, ODI (author of “Time to let go: Remaking Humanitarian Action for the modern era”)

12:25: Comments from Kristin Bergtora Sandvik on the current challenges for the formal humanitarian system (PRIO)

12.35: Norwegian government perspectives on how Norway will follow up: Tore Hattrem, State Secretary MFA

12:50: How are Norwegian NGOs prepared to contribute to the humanitarian revolution?

Perspectives from:

  • Gry Ballestad (Save the Children – Norway)
  • Tørris Jæger (Norwegian Red Cross)
  • Erwin Van ‘t Land (MSF Norway)
  • Anne Cath da Silva (Norwegian Refugee Council)
  • Followed by responses and comments from Hattrem, Bennett and Sandvik.

 

13.40: Closing remarks: Christina Bennett, ODI.

13.50: Closing: Save the Children Norway and PRIO

N.B. This seminar will be held in English and is organized by Save the Children Norway, in collaboration with PRIO and the Norwegian Centre for Humanitarian Studies.

 

På seminaret spør vi:

  • What must happen for the humanitarian sector to link with development sector, national plans and local organisations?

  • How can UN organizations and INGOs accept greater local autonomy – and better collaboration... with local organizations - in humanitarian operations?

  • What must donors do to support such a shift?

  • What should the future humanitarian model look like to serve the needs, interests and rights of the recipients?

 

 

Redd Barna har gått sammen med PRIO, the Norwegian Centre for Humanitarian Studies (NCHS) for å få løftet debatten. De store humanitære organisasjonene er tilstede og statssekretær Hattrem kommenterer fra UD.

Christina Bennett leverer skarpe analyser i sin rapport “Time to let go”, om humanitærsystemets hovedproblemer.

I rapporten er hun krystallklar; humanitærsektoren gjennomgår en legitimitetskrise og systemet hindrer oss i å yte den nødhjelpen som trengs: 

«Despite a decade of system-wide reforms, the sector is failing to adapt to meet the needs of people in crises. As humanitarian emergencies become more frequent, more complex and last longer, the need for radical change is ever growing.

Drawing on four years of research, this report argues that the humanitarian system needs to let go of some fundamental – but outdated – assumptions, structures and behaviours to respond effectively to modern day crises. It argues for a new model of humanitarian action, one that requires letting go of the current paradigm.

First, the UN and large international NGOs need to let go of power and control, to enable national and local aid organisations to lead crisis response.

Second, the humanitarian system needs to let go of the incentives that place organisational drives for greater resources and visibility above the needs of crisis-affected people.

Third, the humanitarian system needs to let go of its own exceptionalism and accept that different forms of relief – from development organisations, religious organisations and private sector companies – can co-exist and can be equally legitimate.”