Recording from Geneva and Washington, this is ‘Rethinking Humanitarianism’, a limited podcast series co-hosted by The New Humanitarian and the Center for Global Development, exploring the future of crisis response.
RH Episode 10 | The magic wand episode
For our season finale, we put those million-dollar ideas from our earlier guests to some people in positions to enact change.
TNH Events | Crises to Watch 2021
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.
RH Episode 9 | Inside the donor mindset
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.
RH Episode 8 | Aid’s climate challenge
What 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 and Donna Lagdameo.
RH Episode 7 | Decolonising aid
The police killings of Breonna Taylor, George Floyd and several other Black Americans forced many around the world to look introspectively and critically at systemic power imbalances. The aid sector was no exception, with growing calls for it to be decolonised.
But movements often falter when it comes time for policy change. Now comes the hard part for both the humanitarian sector and for its critics. How does this dialogue begin to move from slogans to actual change?
RH Episode 6 | Multilateral reform
As we close out a year in which the UN marked its 75th anniversary, we’re taking a hard look at whether reform of multilateral agencies has a chance.