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Transformational change or hot air? A personal reflection on the Global Forum

John Mitchell, ALNAP Director

When giving my opening remarks from the Global Forum podium I was struck by something unusual. Looking out over so many people packed into the Grand Ballroom of New York’s Roosevelt Hotel, I realised that this was not only the biggest and most diverse humanitarian meeting I had ever chaired, it was the biggest and most diverse humanitarian meeting I had ever been to. 

Two days later I felt very pleased and a little relieved. Feedback had been extremely positive, and the Forum had trended on twitter, demonstrating an unusually high level of global interest. It had been a rewarding and successful couple of days.

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Key trends in humanitarian financing: What do they mean for future resourcing to address crisis, risk and vulnerability?

Development Initiatives | Mon 6 July | 12:30-2:30pm

Following on from the online launch of the Global Humanitarian Assistant (GHA) Report 2015, Development Initiatives are planning a panel event to discuss the current trends and challenges in financing to crisis-affected countries. If you cannot attend in person, the event will also be streamed online.

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Nepal Earthquake Response: Lessons for operational agencies

David Sanderson and Ben Ramalingam

In the aftermath of the April 2015 earthquake in Nepal, this paper looks at lessons drawn from previous comparable disasters and seeks to provide invaluable information and assistance to the operational agencies responding to the crisis.

 Available in English, French and Mandarin.

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