Are you considering a career in the humanitarian sector? If so, join us for a fantastic day of presentations, discussion and advice from current leaders in the field of humanitarianism. This will be a great opportunity to meet the experts, network and find out what possibilities are open to you. In previous years, we have had speakers from MSF, MAG, Save the Children and many more. Full speaker line up TBA soon. Programme schedule as follows:
09:30-10:00am - Registration
10:00-11:30am - Plenary session: Humanitarianism, development, and climate change
In this future-oriented panel discussion with academics and practitioners, we debate how our changing environment affects areas of disaster preparedness, development, migration and humanitarianism.
11:30-12:00 - Refreshment break
12:00-13:30 - Breakout sessions x3
Medics session - Emergency medicine
This session is specifically tailored towards those students interested in global health. It discusses the experience of working for medical-humanitarian INGOs, NGOs, and other forms of medical volunteering. It particularly pays attention to their work experiences and future professional challenges.
Non-medics session - Building a career in humanitarianism and disaster management
This panel of practitioners discusses the experience of working in humanitarianism and disaster response. It pays special attention to challenges in building a career in their respective organisations and these sectors at large.
Sixth form session - What is it like to study at HCRI in Manchester?
This session gives insight into student life at the Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute. Students talk about their experience studying disaster management and humanitarianism, while lecturers give brief taster sessions of their classes.
13:30-14:30 - Lunch and expo
14:30-16:00 - Breakout sessions x3
Medics session - Young medical-humanitarian leadership
This panel consists of several young medical-humanitarian leaders, who have already made their mark in the world. Panel members discuss their work experiences in the medical-humanitarian sector, and how they have dealt with challenges in their career.
Non-Medics session - Alternative forms of humanitarian engagement
This panel looks at alternative forms of humanitarianism and disaster response. Practitioners talk about their careers in social entrepreneurship, government, and the charity sector.
Sixth form session - Hurricane Maria: Workshop
This workshop for 6th form students is focused on the Hurricane Maria disaster response. This successful workshop has been run several times before, and allows a taste of what disaster response in the field will look like.
16:00-18:00 - Networking session with drinks reception
Please note, you can pop in and out of the sessions throughout the day.
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