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Looking back, moving forward? A humanitarian perspective

Date
Time (GMT +00) 19:00 20:30
Hero image description: Woman in Mogadishu, 2011 Image credit:UN Photo/Stuart Price Image license:Creative Commons

Chair:
Jonathan Rugman - Channel 4 News foreign affairs correspondent.

Speakers:
Sara Pantuliano -
Head of the Humanitarian Policy Group. Overseas Development Institute
Dennis McNamara - Senior Humanitarian Adviser, Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue
Leslie E Norton
- director general of the Canadian International Development Agency’s International Humanitarian Assistance Directorate
Manuel Aranda da Silva -
Director of Policy, Planning and Strategy, World Food Programme

Description

From the popular uprisings in the Middle East, to the intervention in Libya, and now the tragedy unfolding in the Horn of Africa, many of this year’s top stories have been dominated by humanitarian issues. In this end of year debate, chaired by Channel 4's Jonathan Rugman and cast with leading figures from the humanitarian world, including the head of HPG, Sara Pantuliano, the panel discuss the main challenges to protecting and assisting people caught up in conflict and disasters in 2011. They will also explore the challenges which lie ahead in 2012.

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