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Putting people first: lessons on accountability to affected populations from Typhoon Haiyan

Date
Time (GMT +00) 10:30 12:00
Hero image description: Survivors of Typhoon Haiyan in East Samar Image credit:Jire Carreon/Oxfam Image license:Creative Commons

Speakers:

Alex Jacobs – Director of Programme Quality, Plan International
Olaf Neussner – Former Chief Advisor, Disaster Risk Management GIZ (Via video conference in Manila)
Nicki Bailey – Research & Learning Officer, CDAC Network
Mike Noyes – Head of Humanitarian Response, Action Aid UK

Chair: Wendy Fenton – Coordinator, Humanitarian Practice Network

Description

Humanitarian organisations have increasingly recognised the need to improve accountability – not just to donors – but crucially to those affected by crises. Such beneficiary accountability initiatives emerged strongly during the response to Typhoon Haiyan, the worst disaster ever to hit the Philippines.

Join us for the launch of the Humanitarian Exchange on Typhoon Haiyan, where we’ll hear about ways to build a culture of accountability to affected populations, enhance two-way communications with communities and ensure that early-warning systems are communicated effectively to those most at risk.

Lunch will be provided after the event from 12:00 GMT.