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Groupe URD around the world

In October, Groupe URD will be taking part in a number of conferences and events in Berlin, Paris and Brussels on general humanitarian aid issues and more technical subjects like information management.

  • 14th Humanitarian Congress in Berlin, 12 and 13 October 2012

Médecins Sans Frontières, Médecins Du Monde, the German Red Cross, the Berlin Chamber of Physicians and the Charité are organising the 14th Humanitarian Congress which, this year, will be held in the premises of the Virchow Klinikum in Berlin-Wedding, Germany on 12 and 13 October. Each year, this congress brings together representatives of international organizations, NGOs, institutional bodies, the media and numerous researchers and experts from a variety of sectors (Water and Sanitation, Protection, Civil-Military Relations, Health, etc.).

The 14th edition will focus on “Ethical Dilemmas in Humanitarian Action”. Groupe URD will be taking part for the third time and François Grünewald will be speaking at the closing debate on the question “Does Humanitarian Aid Prolong War?”

Programme and information on the website: http://www.humanitarian-congress-berlin.org/


  • Open World Forum 2012, 12 October 2012, Paris

Groupe URD will be taking part in this event and speaking at the conference Free and Open Source Software - Using Technology to Help Humanity, during which we will present the collective experience of the Sigmah project and the open source software that was produced as a result.

Information about the conference: http://www.openworldforum.org/

More about Sigmah: http://www.sigmah.org/fr/home


  • AidEx 2012, 24 and 25 October, Brussels

Groupe URD will be present during the debates at the Salon AidEx 2012 in Brussels and we will be speaking during the conclusion panels.

The theme of AidEx 2012 is “The Changing Face of Aid” and it will bring together development organizations to present new ways of optimizing development aid resources and discuss the adoption of innovative approaches in the sector in times of economic crisis.

Information and free registration: http://www.aid-expo.com/en/visitor-zone/registration.aspx


  • 7th Forum national des Associations et Fondations, Palais des Congrès Paris, 25 October

Groupe URD will be speaking on the topic “Humanitarian action, generosity and NGOs: evaluating to evolve” during the 7th Forum national des Associations et Fondations, to be hold in Paris, on 25 October.

Information: http://www.forumdesassociations.com/