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Webinar 17- Pitfalls for Working with Conflict Sensitivity: Experiences from Working with Host and Refugee Communities in Lebanon and Jordan

Webinar Date & Time: Wednesday, March 14 at 10:00 EST. Click here to view the webinar recording.

Webinar Description: Drawing from International Alert’s experience working on conflict sensitivity in Lebanon and Jordan, Ruth Simpson and Ilina Slavova discussed some of the practical challenges, common pitfalls and good practices in integrating conflict sensitivity into humanitarian responses working with refugee and host communities affected by the Syria crisis.

Speaker Bios:

Ilina Slavova is the Senior Peacebuilding Advisor for Lebanon. She works to promote conflict-sensitive aid for Syrian refugees in Lebanon. Ilina first worked with Alert in 2010–2012 as a Senior Programme Design and Fundraising Officer for the Eurasia Programme. She has provided consultancy services to a number of NGOs and UN agencies in Lebanon, and has worked on peacebuilding and development projects in Georgia, Kosovo, Serbia, Macedonia and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Ruth Simpson is the Senior Lead for Development, Impact and Learning for International Alert’s work across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. Ruth provides expert advice on design and monitoring and evaluation for peacebuilding, conflict prevention, conflict sensitivity, social cohesion and preventing violent extremism. Prior to this, she worked as International Alert’s Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Coordinator, leading on strengthening our systems, processes and tools. Before joining Alert, Ruth worked with a number of international NGOs and the UK government, providing technical advice and capacity-building support, and managing peacebuilding and armed violence prevention programs in central and east Africa, MENA and Latin America.


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