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DSAI Conference 2020 - Humanitarianism in Action

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As humanitarian needs grow globally, this conference explores diverse challenges to humanitarian principles and humanitarianism in action.

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The annual Development Studies of Ireland Conference theme for 2020 is 'Humanitarianism in Action'.

Around the world, humanitarian needs are growing, as is the gap between those needs and the resources available to address them. Moreover, humanitarian crises are becoming more protracted, less predictable, and characterised by cyclical and recurring shocks that cumulatively generate need and undermine resilience over time. In response, the humanitarian system is facing calls to transform: to give greater attention to prevention, preparedness and resilience-building; to better integrate humanitarian action, actors and outcomes with development and peace; and to commit to and institutionalise local ownership and leadership, including that of women and young people, in a more accountable humanitarian system.

These calls for change are taking place against a backdrop of growing global insecurity, including increasing, targeted attacks on humanitarian actors; mounting constraints on – and in some contexts, criminalisation of – humanitarian assistance; and diverse challenges to the humanitarian principles of humanity, neutrality, impartiality and independence.

Development researchers, policy makers and practitioners come together through an on-line programme of webinars to explore this theme.

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