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Podcasts from the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), an independent, global think tank, working for a sustainable and peaceful world in which every person thrives. Find out more by visiting the ODI website: www.odi.org.

    Episode 3: A call to action

    Episode 3: A call to action

    In this episode, we share six logical and also some radical ideas for how we can improve the support provided to communities who are living with the risk of disasters while also contending with conflict.

    Interviewees:
    • Chitra Nagarajan, Senior Advisor, Centre for Civilians in Conflict
    • Oenone Chadburn, Head of Humanitarian Support, Tearfund
    • Kassem Chalaan, Disaster Risk Reduction Programme Manager, Lebanese Red Cross
    • Raghida Abdel El Hamid Chasim, Director, Takmiliyat Al Kobba Secondary School
    • Animesh Kumar, Deputy Chief, Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, UNDRR
    • Rina Meutia, Disaster Risk Management Specialist, Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery
    • Dr Ayesha Siddiqi, Lecturer in Human Geography, Department of Geography, Royal Holloway University of London
    • Loretta Hieber Girardet, Regional Director, United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction for Asia and the Pacific

    • 31 min
    Episode 2: The politics of disasters

    Episode 2: The politics of disasters

    In this episode, we focus on the politics of disaster risk reduction policies and strategies and how disaster risk manifests on the ground. We draw on observations from research in Chad, Colombia and Lebanon to reveal the realities of disaster risk reduction in conflict-affected contexts.

    Interviewees:
    • Dr Ilan Kelman, Reader, UCL Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction
    • Ms Mami Mitzouri, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction
    • Zahi Chahine, Project Manager of Disaster Risk Management Unit, Lebanon
    • Loretta Hieber Girardet, Regional Director, United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction for Asia and the Pacific
    • Dr Ayesha Siddiqi, Lecturer in Human Geography, Department of Geography, Royal Holloway University of London
    • Bina Desai, Head of Policy and Research, Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC)
    • Chitra Nagarajan, Senior Advisor, Centre for Civilians in Conflict

    • 29 min
    Episode 1: Conflict – the elephant in the diplomatic meeting room

    Episode 1: Conflict – the elephant in the diplomatic meeting room

    ‘When disasters and conflict collide’ is a podcast series that explores how conflict increases people’s vulnerabilities to disasters around the world.

    In this episode, we explain why disasters are not natural, how conflict has been the elephant in the diplomatic meeting room for decades and what’s being done to rewrite a better future for affected people.

    Interviewees:
    • Banak Joshua Dei Wei, Director General for Disaster Management and National Focal Point for the Implementation of Sendai Framework in South Sudan for the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management, Republic of South Sudan
    • Margareta Wohlstrom, President of the Swedish Red Cross
    • Dr Ayesha Siddiqi, Lecturer in Human Geography, Department of Geography, Royal Holloway University of London
    • Loretta Hieber Girardet, Regional Director, United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction for Asia and the Pacific
    • Oenone Chadburn, Head of Humanitarian Support, Tearfund
    • Zahi Chahine, Project Manager of Disaster Risk Management Unit, Lebanon

    • 23 min
    Episode 1: The new humanitarian basics

    Episode 1: The new humanitarian basics

    Constructive deconstruction is a three-part podcast series where change makers pitch radical new visions to shake up the future of humanitarian aid.

    This episode redefines ‘crisis’ and the humanitarian role, and pitches a vision of a whole-of-problem crisis response based on humanitarian principles.

    Interviewees:
    - Christina Bennett, Head of Humanitarian Policy Group (HPG), ODI
    - Marc Dubois, author, former Executive Director of MSF UK
    - Abdurahman Sharif, Director of the Somalia NGO Consortium
    - Nan Buzard, Head of Innovation, ICRC

    • 32 min
    Episode 2: Network humanitarianism

    Episode 2: Network humanitarianism

    Constructive Deconstruction is a three-part podcast series where change makers pitch radical new visions to shake up the future of humanitarian aid.

    This episode examines how technology is disrupting power structures in the humanitarian sector, drawing on real life examples from across the world including the Mediterranean refugee crisis.

    Interviewees:
    - Christina Bennett, Head of Humanitarian Policy Group (HPG), ODI
    - Paul Currion, author and humanitarian consultant
    - Jaz O’Hara, Founder, World Wide Tribe
    - Aimee Ansari, Executive Director, Translators without Borders

    • 41 min
    Episode 3: The humanitarian anchor

    Episode 3: The humanitarian anchor

    Constructive Deconstruction is a three-part podcast series where change makers pitch radical new visions to shake up the future of humanitarian aid.

    This episode explores the pitch for a humanitarian social economy based on opportunities for displaced people, and unpacks the potential of cooperatives and community investment funds with insights from Syria.

    Interviewees:
    - Christina Bennett, Head of Humanitarian Policy Group (HPG), ODI
    - Tahir Zaman, author and lecturer in Human Geography at the University of Sussex
    - Nils Carstensen, Local to Global Protection
    - Rouba Mhaissen, economist, activist and development expert

    • 39 min

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