H.E. Mr. Steffen Smidt - Permanent Representative of Denmark to the UN and other IOs in Geneva
Mr. Samir Elhawary and Ms. Alison Giffen - Research Team, ODI/Humanitarian Policy Group (HPG) and Stimson Center
Mr. David Harland - Executive Director, Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue, and former Acting DSRSG in Haiti, Kosovo and East Timor
Ms. Vicky Tennant - Senior Policy Officer, Policy Development and Evaluation Service, UNHCR
Mr. Mike Penrose - Emergency Director, Save the Children International
Ms. Allegra Baiocchi - Chief, Policy Planning and Analysis Section, OCHA NY
The panel will discuss the implications of the HPG/Stimson Centre paper findings which considered how efforts to forge greater coherence within the UN system have affected humanitarian action and was based on field visits to Afghanistan, Somalia and the Democratic Republic of the Congo from the perspectives of peacekeeping, UN and non-UN humanitarian agencies. Samir Elhawary from the Humanitarian Policy Group present key findings from the report.