Solidarity, Participation and Critical Approaches (and Opportunities) in International Humanitarian Work- Workshop with Arancha García del SotoSolidarity, Participation and Critical Approaches (and Opportunities) in International Humanitarian Work- Workshop with Arancha García del Sotohttp://www.haverford.edu/calendar/details/211121Stokes Multicultural Center2012-11-10T10:00:002012-11-10T18:00:00
November 10, 10:00AM
Stokes Multicultural Center
Professor Arancha García del Soto is CPGC's 2012-2013 Global Leader for Peace.
Emergency work and Development goals constitute the pillars of Humanitarian work. Humanitarianism is a recent profession within the international arena, based heavily on vocational aspirations. International agencies have shaped the lines of work around Peace, Conflict, Governability and Economic Growth. But increasingly reputed voices from former humanitarian workers, local professionals (and even groups of beneficiaries/right-holders) express their frustration with the ways of working of the humanitarians. Malpractice in this field might be compared to old colonial practices revamped under “good will intentions to promote a better world”.
How can we envision sustainable changes based on the scarce resources, present in many of the unbalanced and impoverished situations of developing countries? How much local input is necessary? What are some of the main critics against Humanitarian work? What is the real practical meaning of “participation”? What are some of the alternative practices that ensure local ownership and sustainability?
In this seminar we will review classical and recent literature by some of the top critics against Humanitarian work, we will present better practice and malpractice examples and we will propose different options when trying to face negative approaches in the implementation of Humanitarian programs, reflecting on the key traits for success and the practical aspects for specific examples in different contexts and in different programs (gender, children psychosocial, in-come training, etc.)
Learn more about Professor García del Soto.
Registration is limited. To apply, simply include the following information in an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line reading 'International Humanitarian Work'.
Why are you interested in this workshop?
Applications are due by Monday, November 5 at 9:00am.
Sponsored by the Center for Peace and Global Citizenship.
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