‘Responding to crises’ conference to be streamed on Periscope

A quick glance at our YouTube channel and Twitter feed clearly demonstrates our commitment to making sure the knowledge shared at our events reaches as many as possible. This work continues with our ‘Responding to crises’ conference; the event will be live tweeted and videos will be available shortly after its conclusion. This time, we are going one step further by live-streaming a selection of the conference sessions on Periscope in order to allow people to participate in real-time.

On Friday 23 September we will be streaming sessions on conflict, refugees, and education, and Saturday 24 September we will be streaming sessions on the international community and gender. See below for the full schedule and be sure to tune in to our channel on both days.

Live streaming programme - watch here
Friday 09:00 - 10:30 Crises and responses: framing the issues
Welcome: Pravin Gordhan (Minister of Finance, South Africa)
Keynote: Elisabeth Rehn (former Minister of Defense, Finland)
Chair: Finn Tarp
Panellists: Tony Addison (UNU-WIDER), Rachel Gisselquist (UNU-WIDER)
Friday 11:00 - 13:00  Political and economic transitions in flux – actors and institutions in conflict resolution
Chair: Mirja Sipilä (MTV3)
Speakers: Lual A. Deng (Ebony Center for Strategic Studies, South Sudan), Yasar Qatarneh (Crisis Management Initiative), Jock Mendoza-Wilson (System Capital Management, Ukraine)
Friday 14:00 - 16:00 Refugees, integration, inequality
Chair: Kristiina Kuvaja-Xanthopoulos (Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Finland)
Speakers: Tuomas Martikainen (Institute of Migration, Finland), Nahikari Irastorza (Malmö University), Alita Nandi (University of Essex)
Friday 16:30 - 18:30 Access to quality education in responding to crises
Chair: Dean Brooks (Inter-Agency Network for Education in Emergencies)
Speakers: Aboubakar Moukadas-Noure (Minister of Education, Central African Republic), Rana Alsabawi (Iraq), Johanna Kurki (FCA)
Saturday 10:00 - 11:30 What is the role of the international community?
Chair: Antônio Francisco Da Costa e Silva Neto (Ambassador of Brazil)
Speakers: Finn Tarp (UNU-WIDER), Rob Vos (Food and Agricultural Organization, FAO), Sandrine Dahouet-Boigny (Oxfam), Eduardo Galvez (Ambassador of Chile)
Saturday 12:30 - 14:30 Crises and migration governance
Chair: Jeff Crisp (Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford)
Speakers: Michele Klein (MCIC IOM), Sanjula Weerasinghe (MCIC IOM)
Saturday 15:00 - 16:30 Responding to crises: Lessons learned, future challenges
Chair: Winston Dookeran (Former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Trinidad and Tobago)
Speakers: Deepak Nayyar (Jawaharlal Nehru University), Ingrid Woolard (University of Cape Town, South Africa), Paul Shaffer (Trent University), David Crawford (Oxfam)