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Webinar 10: Aid in War Zones: How to Run Conflict Sensitive Humanitarian Responses

Webinar Date and Time: April 12, 2017 at 10:00 EST. Click here to watch the webinar.

Webinar Description: How can humanitarian responders be more politically aware and sensitive to conflict dynamics? How can NGOs help transform conflict into positive change and contribute to sustainable peace and inclusive security? This webinar answers these questions and bridges the gap between policy and practice. Nadia Siddiqui, Campaigns and Advocacy Manager for Oxfam, Iraq discussed Oxfam’s humanitarian response in Mosul, Iraq and Oxfam’s conflict sensitivity work more broadly. Scott Lout, National Director for World Vision International in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) highlighted World Vision’s Good Enough Context Analysis for Rapid Response (GECARR) tool and highlighted aspects of their program in the DRC.

Speaker bios:

Scott Lout is the National Director for World Vision International in DRC. He has served in this position since 2014. Scott first joined World Vision in 2003 and has held a number of key positions within the partnership, working in Niger, Mali, Sri Lanka and Lesotho. Prior to joining World Vision, Scott worked seven years in publishing and marketing.  Scott has an undergraduate degree in Journalism and Masters degree in Business Administration, both from Oklahoma State University. He grew up in East Africa, is fluent in French and dabbles in Swahili. Scott lives with his family in Kinshasa.

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Nadia Siddiqui currently serves as the Campaigns & Advocacy Manager for Oxfam in Iraq where her work focuses on durable solutions to displacement and addressing root causes of conflict. She is also a co-founder of Social Inquiry, a small research organization currently based in Erbil, Iraq. In Iraq, she has carried out research exploring identities, social cohesion, and accountability amid mass displacement and historical abuse. Prior to this, Nadia held a number of posts at the International Center for Transitional Justice in New York, where her work focused on the intersections of cultural practice and justice, with specialization on Afghanistan. She has also served as a strategic consultant for a number of organizations and has produced successful art and design events in New York City. Nadia holds a BA (Honors) in Psychology from the University of Michigan and an MSc in Evidence-Based Social Interventions from the University of Oxford.

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