Programme Humanitarian Congress Vienna 2017

Forced to Flee – Humanity on the Run

Venue: University of Vienna, Main Building, Universitätsring 1, 1010 Vienna

Recordings of all panels are now available! Click a panel’s headline to watch the video.

Thursday, 2 March 2017

Humanitarian Congress Vienna Mapathon (mapathon@HUKO), admission is free, expected duration: 17:00-21:00, Room: Erika-Weinzierl-Saal, University Vienna (Main Building), Universitätsring 1, 1010 Vienna

 

Friday, 3 March 2017

08:00 - 08:45

Registration

09:00

Welcome and Opening Key Note Speech

Main Ceremonial Chamber

Welcome: Annelies Vilim, Director, Global Responsibility – Platform for Development and Humanitarian Aid Opening Keynote Speech: Volker Türk, Assistant High Commissioner for Protection; Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Watch the recording now Read the keynote … Continue reading

09:15 - 10:45

Panel 1: (Failed) Policy-Making with Global Consequences

Main Ceremonial Chamber

Watch the recording now: MODERATOR: Alistair Dutton, Director, SCIAF – Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund PANEL MEMBERS: Yves Daccord, Director-General of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Gerald Knaus, Founding Chairman, European Stability Initiative (ESI) Ulrike Lunacek, Politician, … Continue reading

10:45 - 11:00

Networking Break

11:00 - 12:30

Panel 2: Why Are People Forced to Flee?

Main Ceremonial Chamber

Watch the recording now: KEYNOTE SPEECH Sara Pantuliano, Managing Director, Overseas Development Institute (ODI) MODERATOR Ruth Picker, Systemic Consultant, Coach PANEL MEMBERS: Fatuma Musa Afrah , Activist, Consultant, Speaker Mustafa Maalbawi, Physician, Syrian Sara Pantuliano, Managing Director, Overseas Development Institute, … Continue reading

Panel 3: Refugee Health – Time for Change

Small Ceremonial Chamber

Watch the recording now: KEYNOTE SPEECH: Tammam Aloudat, Deputy Medical Director at Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)  Operational Centre Geneva MODERATOR Ursula Baatz, Journalist PANEL MEMBERS Tammam Aloudat, Deputy Medical Director at Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)  Operational Centre Geneva Ann Burton, … Continue reading

12:30 - 13:30

Lunch Break

13:30 - 15:00

Panel 4: The Erosion of International Law – Who Cares?

Main Ceremonial Chamber

Watch the recording now: KEYNOTE SPEECH: Kate Gilmore, United Nations Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights, OHCHR MODERATOR: Manfred Nowak, Secretary General, EIUC, Professor of International Law and Human Rights – University of Vienna PANEL MEMBERS: Zedoun Al-Zoubi, Manager, UOSSM … Continue reading

Panel 5: Civil Society and Refugees: Lessons Learned

Small Ceremonial Chamber

Watch the recording now: KEYNOTE SPEECH: Elias Bierdel, Author and Human Rights Activist MODERATOR: Monika M.Kalcsics, Journalist PANEL MEMBERS: Elias Bierdel, Author and Human Rights Activist Waltraud Heller, Programme Manager Civil Society Cooperation, European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights Manuela … Continue reading

15:00 - 15:30

Networking Break

15:30 - 17:00

Panel 6: Leaving No One Behind – A Mission Impossible?

Main Ceremonial Chamber

Watch the recording now: KEYNOTE SPEECH: Garry Conille, Under Secretary General for Programmes and Operations, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societys ( IFRC) MODERATOR: Wieland Schneider, Journalist PANEL MEMBERS: Garry Conille, Under Secretary General for Programmes and … Continue reading

Panel 7: The New EU-Libya Deal – A Reality Check

Small Ceremonial Chamber

Watch the recording now: MODERATOR: Hernan del Valle, Head of Advocacy & Operational Communications, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), Operational Centre Amsterdam PANEL MEMEBERS: Marian Benbow Pfisterer, Head of the International Organization for Migration ( IOM) Country Office for Austria Ulrike … Continue reading

17:00 - 17:45

Summary of the Discussions and Closing Statement

Main Ceremonial Chamber

Watch the recording now: MODERATOR: Thomas Seifert, Journalist PANEL MEMBERS: Tammam Aloudat, Deputy Medical Director at Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), Operational Centre Geneva Alistair Dutton, Director, Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund (SCIAF) Based on the presentations and the lively discussions of … Continue reading