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The sharing of experiences is a cornerstone of sector-wide learning. We therefore regularly organise and take part in conferences.

 Autumn School on Humanitarian Aid

Groupe URD’s annual Autumn School on Humanitarian Aid provides an opportunity for humanitarian and development actors to discuss issues and share experiences. Since 2003, representatives from NGOs, UN agencies, donors, governmental bodies, etc. have gathered at our headquarters to debate fundamental and topical issues affecting the aid sector.

 Events organized in the field

Groupe URD also organise some events in the field, like the:

 Co-organisation of conferences on different subjects

Every year, we co-organise conferences on different subjects, such as the French National Humanitarian Conference (CNH):


Groupe URD has also co-organised various conferences with the French Development Agency, on subject related to the link between relief, rehabilitation and development:

Other exemples are the “Civilian health in armed conflict situations” with the Henry Dunant Association and “The Dynamics of Afghan Society” with the French NGOs in Afghanistan collective.


Furthermore, from 2005, Groupe URD is involved in organising the Salon des Solidarités as part of its consultative committee.


We also take part in many conferences in France and abroad in connection with our areas of work (IHL, Urbanism, Water and sanitation, the Environment, Health, etc.).


During 5 years, we also organised a conference in May with the “Gestion de l’Humanitaire” Masters at Paris XII University.

  • 2007: États, ONG, Solidarités : jeux de pouvoir et jeux d’argent.
  • 2006: La planète dans tous ses états: du phénomène naturel à la catastrophe humanitaire.
  • 2005: L’eau qui tue, l’eau qui sauve: premiers bilans de l’aide post-Tsunami.
  • 2004: Haïti: autopsie d’une gestion de crise.
  • 2003: 10 ans d’humanitaire européen: bilan, enjeux et perspectives.


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