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Knowledge Sharing Series on Humanitarian-Development-Peace Coherence: Keynote & Opening Panel

1 June 2022


Join IDEAL for a keynote address from Amy Tohill-Stull, Deputy Assistant to the Administrator, USAID Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance, followed by a rich discussion with panelists representing different perspectives about their experiences with programming for HDP coherence and why it matters.

The discussion will be grounded in current ongoing crises such as the war in Ukraine, drought in the Horn of Africa, and escalating armed conflict in the Sahel – all compounded by the severe effects of climate change and COVID-19. Themes of preparedness and risk reduction relevant to more stable contexts will also be highlighted.

Panelists will seek a joint definition of success when it comes to HDP coherent programming – laying out what changes we’re seeking at household level, at community level, and at systems level. We will examine some of the main obstacles standing in our way and identify promising practices.

The panel will be moderated by Dr. Merry Fitzpatrick, Research Assistant Professor with the Feinstein International Center at Tufts University. Panelists include:

– Mamadou Diallo, Deputy Head of Program, Mali, Catholic Relief Services
– Thomas Lay, East and Southern Africa Regional Humanitarian Director, Save the Children
– Rebecca Richards, Chief, Strategy Development & Partnerships, Emergencies & Transitions, World Food Programme
– Melaku Yirga, Country Director, Ethiopia, Mercy Corps

*This event will be in English with French interpretation*

This event is made possible by the generous support of the American people through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The contents are the responsibility of the Implementer-led Design, Evidence, Analysis and Learning (IDEAL) Activity and do not necessarily reflect the views of USAID or the United States Government.