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Wednesday
09
MAY

Development and Humanitarian Cris Responding Effectively?

18:00
21:00

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Come learn how 4 international organizations
confront these massive global and local challenges.
What they do? How strategies differ? What makes an impact? Time for Q&A.

MedShare – NGO: providing award-winning health assistance and medical supplies, responding to crisis and recovery for 20 years internationally and in the USA
Charles Redding, President and CEO (coming from Georgia HQ)

International Rescue Committee (IRC) – humanitarian aid agency: leader of global assistance for victims of war and natural disasters, and resettlement in the USA and elsewhere.
Karen Fergeson, Executive Director, Northern California

MASHAV – governmental aid organization: celebrating 60 years of Israel’s programs to combat poverty, transfer knowhow and build self-reliance in developing countries.
Ravit Baer, responsible for programs in Africa, Central Asia and Cyprus; Deputy Consul General in SF.

UNICEF – UN inter-governmental organization: extensive programs for development, and response to humanitarian needs, with special focus on child security and rights. (to be confirmed)