Programme & Speakers

Panel 1: Effectiveness and Accountability Under Attack

Dr James Dennis (University of Portsmouth): The Digital Renewal of Civil Society? 38 Degrees and the Organisational Management of Digital-Micro Activism

Dr Mark Field (University of Portsmouth): A Transparency Paradox? Civil Society Organisations as Monitors of the EU’s Online Systems

Professor Hilary Footitt and Dr Wine Tesseur (University of Reading): How can development NGOs be more accountable to communities? Languages and cultural knowledge

Dr Susana Sampaio-Dias (University of Portsmouth): Human Rights News Under Attack

Gemma Houldey (University of Sussex): Negotiating risk and vulnerability as a humanitarian worker in compound settings

Panel 2: Aidworkers Under Attack

Dr Angela Crack (University of Portsmouth): Abuse in Humanitarian Aid: why does it happen, and what can be done to prevent it?

Cllr Helen Evans: How can DFID strengthen safeguarding practices? A 10 point action plan

Prof Rosa Freedman (University of Reading) and Sarah Blakemore (Director of Keeping Children Safe): Humanitarian or Harmer? Safeguarding children in peacekeeping contexts

Dr Silke Roth (University of Southampton): Gender, Power and Aidwork – Doing and Undoing Gender in Aid Organizations

Ahmed Uddin (University of Portsmouth): Observations from the field: Mali

Roundtable: So What Next?

Shaista Aziz (Journalist, writer, former aid worker of 15 years and co-founder of Intersectional Feminist Foreign Policy)

Vicky Cann (Corporate Europe Observatory: A campaign group working to expose corporate lobbying in the EU)

Dr Larissa Fast (Overseas Development Institute)

Dr Armine Ishkanian (London School of Economics)

Rocio Moreno Lopez (Executive Director of Accountable Now, the only global cross-sectoral regulatory body for NGOs)

Jean-Christophe Nothias (NGO Advisor: A Geneva-based media organization that provides a global ranking of NGOs)

Andreas Pavlou (Involve: A charity that promotes democracy in the UK and globally)


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