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Time to listen: hearing people on the receiving end of international aid

Organisation: CDA Collaborative Learning Projects
Type of event: Launch
Sector: Sector-wide
Country: United Kingdom
Date: 15 January 2013
Time: 15:30 - 17:30 GMT

ALNAP will host a book launch and discussion on Time to Listen: Hearing People on the Receiving End of International Aid which has just been published by CDA Collaborative Learning Projects. This book summarises the experiences and analysis of nearly 6,000 people in 20 aid receiving countries, as well as the reflections of aid workers themselves, on the effectiveness of international aid efforts as captured through The Listening Project.

Humanitarian actors have long been concerned to ensure that the voices of affected populations are heard, and there has been a recent increase in initiatives designed to increase communication with, and accountability to, the recipients of international humanitarian assistance. Perhaps the most comprehensive attempt to date to understand the opinions and perspectives of disaster-affected populations has been undertaken by ALNAP Member CDA. Between 2005 and 2009, CDA's Listening Project held thousands of conversations with aid recipients, government and civil society representatives and aid workers in 20 aid receiving countries. The core themes that emerged from these conversations have now been collected in CDA's new book Time to Listen: Hearing People on the Receiving End of International Aid.

The authors of the book will outline the main issues identified by the 6,000 people with whom they spoke: what works in humanitarian assistance, and what needs to change. The presentation will be followed by an open discussion.

If you wish to attend this event please email alnap@alnap.org leaving your name, job title and organisation. You can also watch the event live by registering on the ODI website.

Speaker: Dayna Brown - Director Listening Program, CDA

Discussants:
Sean Lowrie - Director, the Consortium of British Humanitarian Agencies
Wendy Fenton - HPN Coordinator

Chair: John Mitchell - Director, ALNAP

Venue:
Overseas Development Institute and streamed live online

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