So in this episode of Rethinking Humanitarianism, host Heba Aly sits down with donors to talk about humanitarian reform priorities from their vantage point – and how funding policies can be part of the problem.
Aly, director of The New Humanitarian, talks with Michael Koehler, deputy director general of the European Commission’s humanitarian aid arm ECHO, and Ruairí De Búrca, director general of Irish Aid, to find out what it’s like to be in their shoes: what does the political economy of UN reform and localisation look like from a donor perspective; and how would they address rising needs at a time of likely shrinking donor budgets?
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RH S2E3 | Diversity in the aid sector
49:36More than a year after the renewed push for racial justice, what progress has the humanitarian aid sector made? Amid the 2020 global movement for racial justice, aid organisations were criticised for their lack of diversity and colonial structures. Many published statements promising to do better. What tangible progress has the humanitarian aid sector made more than a year after the push for racial justice? In this episode, TNH CEO and podcast host Heba Aly shares the outcomes of TNH questionnaires circulated among aid organisations and aid workers. We also hear from an initiative keeping the sector accountable, and from an executive trying to change the sector. Guests: Lena Bheeroo from Charity So White and the Racial Equity Index, and Peter Walton, CEO of Care Australia.
TNH Special | Reflections of a humanitarian reporter
34:14Co-founder, former CEO and long-time editor Ben Parker is leaving The New Humanitarian after more than 25 years. In this special episode, host Heba Aly asks him to reflect on his years of humanitarian reporting.
RH S2E2 | A new approach to aid reform?
54:14Despite many years of reforms, progress towards more inclusive, efficient, and accountable humanitarian aid has been slow. But new recommendations, based on three years of research by the Centre for Global Development, propose four ways to more fundamentally reform the underlying architecture of the aid system. In this episode of the Rethinking Humanitarianism podcast, host Heba Aly digs into proposed reforms to humanitarian accountability, coordination, financing, and governance. Guests: Patrick Saez, senior policy fellow at the Center for Global Development Alix Masson, advocacy lead of the NEAR Network Annika Sandlund, head of partnerships and coordination at the UN Refugee Agency Danny Sriskandarajah, chief executive of Oxfam GB
RH S2E1 | NGOs and counter-insurgency: The case of Afghanistan
47:47The so-called war on terror has forever changed how aid is delivered in conflict zones, and Afghanistan is the perfect case study. In the wake of the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan and the withdrawal of US and NATO forces, many aid organisations have temporarily halted their operations or withdrawn non-essential international staff, just as Afghanistan’s many pre-existing crises are gearing up to become a humanitarian catastrophe. In the season two premiere of the Rethinking Humanitarianism podcast, TNH CEO and host Heba Aly looks back on 20 years of humanitarianism in Afghanistan to ask: Was the role of Western aid agencies helpful or hurtful? Were they impartial or complicit? Guests Ashley Jackson, Afghanistan expert and co-director of the Centre for the Study of Armed Groups at the Overseas Development Institute, and Joel Charny, former executive director of Norwegian Refugee Council USA, rethink the role of NGOs in counter-insurgency and offer some suggestions for the way forward.
TNH Special: Earthquake relief. Mexico. 2051
27:55A fictional take on tomorrow's disaster response - when cluster approaches, donor-funded appeals, and foreign-led responses are no longer part of humanitarian assistance. As read by the author, Malka Older. Produced by The New Humanitarian.
Season 2 of Rethinking Humanitarianism
1:35Starting September 15th, Rethinking Humanitarianism is back with new episodes exploring the future of aid.
RH Episode 10 | The magic wand episode
52:14In every episode of the Rethinking Humanitarianism podcast, we ask our guests what they would do if they had millions of dollars – or perhaps a magic wand – to transform the way the world responds to people in need. We’ve heard a panoply of pitches: from politicians sleeping in refugee camps to a global fund for social protection, from networked humanitarianism to the merger of UN agencies. Now, as a wrap-up to our first season (don’t fret, we’ll be back), host Heba Aly puts these ideas to three people in positions to enact change: Valerie Nkamgang Bemo, Deputy Director, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Raouf Mazou, Assistant High Commissioner for Operations, UN Refugee Agency Per Olsson Fridh, Minister for International Development Cooperation, Sweden Listen in to hear which ideas pass muster and which get a hard “no”. Podcast in partnership with the Center for Global Development.
TNH Events | Crises to Watch 2021
1:40:14COVID-19 dominated headlines in 2020. The pandemic shocked the world, exacerbating existing crises, overshadowing new ones, and creating all kinds of knock-on health, economic and social effects. Against the backdrop of 2020, what can we expect in the year ahead? What will be the continued fallout from COVID-19? What other crises and trends are on the horizon? For this online conversation, explored our annual Crises to Watch list and asked leading thinkers in the humanitarian space what should demand our attention. - Heba Aly, Director, The New Humanitarian (moderator) - Eilidh Kennedy, Director, IARAN- Julia Sanchez, Secretary General, ActionAid - Sherine El Taraboulsi-McCarthy, PhD, Senior Research Fellow, Overseas Development Institute - Sudhanshu Shekhar Singh, Founder, Humanitarian Aid International - Comfort Ero, Program Director, Africa, International Crisis Group
RH Episode 9 | Inside the donor mindset
1:03:18So in this episode of Rethinking Humanitarianism, host Heba Aly sits down with donors to talk about humanitarian reform priorities from their vantage point – and how funding policies can be part of the problem. Aly, director of The New Humanitarian, talks with Michael Koehler, deputy director general of the European Commission’s humanitarian aid arm ECHO, and Ruairí De Búrca, director general of Irish Aid, to find out what it’s like to be in their shoes: what does the political economy of UN reform and localisation look like from a donor perspective; and how would they address rising needs at a time of likely shrinking donor budgets?
RH Episode 8 | Aid’s climate challenge
48:51What is the role of a $25 billion humanitarian aid industry in a trillion dollar problem? The size of the challenge is well beyond the humanitarian system. So what kind of rethink is necessary for the way aid agencies work in the face of this impending threat? To answer that question, TNH Director Heba Aly is joined by Paul Knox Clarke, the former head of research at the humanitarian network ALNAP who is now heading up the Complex Humanitarian Crises initiative, and Donna Lagdameo, the senior policy adviser and Asia Pacific focal point for the Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre.