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Resilience to and prevention of humanitarian crises examined

10 March 2016

The International Development Committee hears from Mukesh Kapila CBE and non-governmental organisations on the global humanitarian system.


Tuesday 15 March 2016, Wilson Room, Portcullis House

At 10.15am

  • George Graham, Head of Conflict and Humanitarian Policy and Advocacy, Save the Children
  • Ann Foley, Head of Disaster Risk Management, Plan UK
  • Mike Noyes, Head of Humanitarian Response, ActionAid UK

At 11.00am

  • Professor Mukesh Kapila CBE, Professor of Global Health and Humanitarian Affairs, University of Manchester

Purpose of the Session

This session considers the perspectives of NGOs on the agenda for the World Humanitarian Summit. Topics for discussion include resilience to and prevention of crises, reform of the humanitarian system and the need for evidence-based action in responding to crises.

The session also explore the views of Mukesh Kapila CBE, who has extensive experience in the policy and practice of international development and humanitarian affairs in both the UK Government and the United Nations system.

Further information

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