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Humanitarian Leadership Conference

By 10 June 2021 No Comments
Humanitarian Leadership Conference

Oxford HR’s Josje Reinartz, our Associate Director for Asia and the Pacific, attended the 2021 Humanitarian Leadership Conference of the Centre of Humantarian Leadership, Melbourne, Australia, where Oxford HR was a ‘knowledge change partner’.

The conference was titled ‘who are the humanitarians’, and was a very lively online event where 8 keynote speakers, 50 presenters and thousands of participants worked together to explore the decentralisation of humanitarianism, and how to transition from rhetoric to action. They gathered to interrogate what a genuinely transformed humanitarian system could look like based on economic, environmental and political justice for affected communities. A system where the affected communities, local organisations and business communities, and their national governments themselves are the ‘humanitarians’. The conference investigated where change is needed and what a reshaping of the humanitarian ecosystem might look like. The conference challenged traditional humanitarian systems, actors and perceptions through several sub-themes, like ‘Decolonising the humanitarian ecosystem’, ‘Leadership in a world of upheaval and crisis’, ‘Transformative ways of working’, and ‘The political economy of aid and solidarity’.

Tim Brann

Tim Brann

Tim started working with Oxford HR in 2018, having graduated with a BSc in Product Design from Brunel University London. Although initially trained as a Product Designer, he has worked on a diverse range of projects across graphic design, 3D installations and website design and development. Tim has a keen interest in design as a tool for positive social change, especially among children's social care, and has pursued this through previous work for the GravityLight Foundation, small not-for-profit startups, and now at Oxford HR.