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Off the Record
September 7 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Join us at the fifth event in our Off the Record series, for a candid conversation with Glenn O’Neil.
The ability of humanitarian organisations to rapidly increase their capacity to respond to emergencies has been challenged in recent times with growing global need, and the increasing complexity and scale of natural disasters and conflicts. The increase in number of responding actors, as well as operational risks, and the vital role of local and national actors in surge response are key issues facing humanitarian surge capacity. Based on his research with leading humanitarian organisations, Glenn O’Neil will discuss these challenges and trends in humanitarian surge responses.
Glenn is founder of evaluation and research consultancy, Owl RE based in Geneva, Switzerland. For 15 years, Glenn has carried out some 100 evaluations and studies in over 50 countries for 40 international organisations, NGOs, governments and foundations. Glenn has a focus on emergency response, communications and advocacy for the humanitarian sector. Glenn was previously a humanitarian field worker for the International Committee of the Red Cross with postings in Sri Lanka, Croatia/Bosnia-Herzegovina, Somalia and Rwanda. Glenn’s recent publications on humanitarian surge are available online: http://www.chsalliance.org/surge.
What: Conversation, Drinks & Nibbles
When: 5.30-7.30 pm, Thursday 5 September 2017
Where: The Cluster – Level 17, 31 Queen Street, Melbourne
RSVP by Tuesday 5 September to: firstname.lastname@example.org