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Conferences in Dakar, London, Amman and Bangkok in connection with the “Future of Humanitarian Financing” initiative

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Future Humanitarian Financing will attempt to stimulate adaptive change in financial humanitarian action by harnessing creative thinking, new models and approaches emerging within and beyond the sector. Groupe URD has been in charge of organizing and facilitating the workshop in Dakar on 26 November.

Future Humanitarian Financing will attempt to stimulate adaptive change in financial humanitarian action by harnessing creative thinking, new models and approaches emerging within and beyond the sector. The initiative seeks to bring together experts and innovators from diverse backgrounds including financial services, public sector management, marketing, science, information and communications technology in a series of dialogues designed to investigate new and emerging approaches to humanitarian financing. It is also an opportunity to consider the investment and adjustments which will be necessary to adapt to the future. The dialogues will take place in late October to November 2014 in London, Amman, Bangkok and Dakar with a final synthesis dialogue in Geneva. Groupe URD is in charge of organizing and facilitating the workshop in Dakar on 26 November.

This initiative is being led by a steering group which includes CAFOD, FAO and World Vision, on behalf of the Inter Agency Standing Committee’s task team on humanitarian financing

The first dialogue in London drawn on experts from one of the world’s leading financial capitals to consider emerging models from the private sector such as social impact investment, social enterprise and risk transfer.

The dialogues which took place in Amman (17 November) and in Bangkok (24 November) have been facilitated by the International Council of Voluntary Agencies (ICVA), those in London by the steering group (29 October and 3 November) and the one in Dakar by Groupe URD (26 November).

Information: Charlotte Heward
Tel : + 33 (0)4 75 28 29 35