Past eventUnder 35s Forum

Effective Humanitarian Aid: Overcoming the Obstacles

23 October 2008 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Chatham House, London


Mark Lowcock, Director General, Country Programmes, Department for International Development
Ken Caldwell, Director of International Operations, Save the Children
Chair: Thomas Cargill, Assistant Head, Africa Programme, Chatham House



The speakers will look at the various issues surrounding the effective implementation of humanitarian aid, commenting on the international community's ability to respond to natural disasters in a coordinated way and operating in ongoing conflict areas. Using their unique experiences, the panel will discuss the different roles that government and international aid agencies play in providing effective humanitarian aid and consider how to overcome the many political, economic and social obstacles that lie in the way.

There will be a reception beforehand at Save the Children from 18.30 - 19.00.