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September 2017: HO partners disseminate their learning

The end of VolinHA project is approaching. After two years of a fruitful collaboration, partners disseminate project’s results and learning.

However, our partners from Burundi, Philippines and Bangladesh face very difficult situations and have to response to emergencies. The entire consortium shares their thoughts and support to our colleagues and their teams.

During this final phase, VolinHA project will be presented all over the world.
In Rome, Italy, FOCSIV organizes an event on September 27th.

Comhlàmh in Ireland already organized an event in June (more details here) and they plan an intervention on VolinHA project during the “Irish Aid Fair” on October 7th.

In Dhaka, Bangladesh, ActionAid presents results of their work and survey on September 25th.

In Quito, Ecuador, Caritas, along with France Volontaires and Fundacion Plan Ecuasol, will present the EU Aid Volunteers initiative through VolinHA activities, as well as volunteers already deployed in an other project with The European Guild .

In Bujumbura, Croix Rouge Burundi prepares an event by the end of September.

In Ouagadougou, Croix Rouge Burkinabé will even share results and learning on television: keep updated to watch the broadcast!

In Paris, France, France Volontaires organizes a conference with a debate on September 26th. The presentation of project’s main activities and results will be followed by a discussion with other humanitarian and volunteering stakeholders (Red Cross, Action Against Hunger, French Agency for Development…). Speakers will share their views and experience on the role of volunteering in disaster risks reduction and humanitarian response. Outcomes will be useful to enrich the mid-term evaluation of EU Aid Volunteers initiative by DG ECHO, and to encourage for a more relevant approach of “volunteering in humanitarian aid”.

Please find here below an overview of the program:

18pm : Welcome and opening

  • Pascal Boniface, IRIS Director
  • Jean-Daniel Balme, France Volontaires General Director

18:15pm : Presentation VolinHA project learnings

  • Framework of the project (consortium, objectives and context of EU Aid Volunteers)
  • Results and achievement
  • Testimony of partners and volunteers : learnings and prospect

Agnès Golfier,France Volontaires

18:45pm : Debate : Which role for volunteering involvement in new humanitarian crisis?

Facilitator : Sylvie Matelly, IRIS assistant director

Speakers :

  • Antoine Petibon, associated researcher in IRIS, specialized in humanitarian field
  • Pauline Chetcuti, Responsible for advocacy, Action Against Hunger, Leader of Humanitarian Commission in Coordination Sud
  • Vénérand Nzigamasabo, Programs Director at Red Cross Burundi
  • (to confirm) a representative of French Developpement Agency

19:45pm : Conclusion and cocktail


Conference-Debate : Which role for volunteering involvement in new humanitarian crisis?

Tuesday September 26th , 6 to 8 PM
Conference room IRIS, 2 bis rue Mercoeur 75011 Paris
free entrance, obligatory subscription (in French)