Evening public roundtable with Jane Cocking: Partnerships & Principles, Addressing the Global Humanitarian Challenge
|30 September 2015
|17:30 - 19:30
|What is it:
|School of Arts, Languages and Cultures
|Who is it for:
|Adults, Alumni, Current University students, General public, University staff
Jane Cocking, Humanitarian Director for Oxfam GB, will lead a debate on the options for addressing the growing levels of humanitarian need in the coming decades.
Humanitarian need is growing exponentially but the capacity to address it is not. Examples of the costs of current humanitarian operations will demonstrate the impossibility of simply continuing to grow response capacity by a “more of the same” approach.
This is a problem that we are all wresting with and Jane welcomes the thoughts of the Manchester audience. This event will be a dynamic event with audience engagement rather than a formal panel session, in order to try and draw out the issues. In this session Jane will explore why "partnership" could be the answer, the challenges, and propose a principled approach to decision making.
A Humanities graduate, Dr Jane Cocking was given an Outstanding Alumna Award for her humanitarian work this summer. Outstanding Alumni Awards are presented to alumni who have achieved distinction in their profession; or through exemplary service to the University or the wider community; or through outstanding service of a personal or humanitarian nature. Jane received the award for her work in responding to humanitarian crisis around the world.
Register to attend: http://janecockingroundtable.eventbrite.co.uk
Travel and Contact Information
Alan Turing Building