[kehitysmaaliike-l] Seminar on the Future of Humanitarian Aid

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INVITATION

Seminar on the Future of Humanitarian Aid

Time: Friday 10th of June at 10.00-12.30

Place: University of Helsinki, Pieni Juhlasali (Small Hall),  
Fabianinkatu 33, 4th floor

Organiser: ?Don?t Forget the Silent? ? ?Avun kasvot?, joint campaign  
on humanitarian aid of the Finnish Red Cross and European Commission ?  
Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Department (ECHO)

Seminar is targeted to people working with and interested in  
humanitarian questions.
Seminar offers an opportunity to broad based discussion on the future  
of humanitarian aid. Seminar will be held in English.

Programme

9:45	Coffee

10:00 	Opening words
Ms. Kristiina Kumpula, Secretary General, Finnish Red Cross

10:10 	Key note speech: Humanitarian aid: the European perspective
Ms. Kristalina Georgieva, European Commissioner for International  
Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response

10:30 	Future of humanitarian aid from Finland?s perspective
Representative of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs

10:50 	Challenges of humanitarian aid
Mr. Erkki Liikanen, President, Finnish Red Cross

11:10	Future of humanitarian aid: Academic scenario
	Mr. Mika Aaltola, Program Director, Finnish Institute of  
International Affairs

11:30 	Current trends in humanitarian aid from the perspective of a  
country receiving humanitarian aid
Mr. Mohammed Naim Dindar, Secretary General, Afghan Red Crescent Society

11:50 	My mission in Haiti
	Mr. Asko Salmi, Plastic Surgeon, Finnish Red Cross Delegate

12:10 	Questions and Discussion

12:30	Closing remarks

Please register by e-mail: spr.kvapu at redcross.fi by the 6th of June.

You are most warmly welcome,

Kristiina Kumpula
Secretary General
Finnish Red Cross