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If you are passionate about all things humanitarian and you are looking for new answers, you will enjoy listening to Trumanitarian's smart, honest conversations

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If you are passionate about all things humanitarian and you are looking for new answers, you will enjoy listening to Trumanitarian's smart, honest conversations

    86. Channeling Cassandra

    86. Channeling Cassandra

    Cassandra was the Trojan priestess described in Homer's Iliad condemned to have prophecies that are never believed.
    Dennis King, a veteran analyst with over 30 years of experience in the Humanitarian Information Unit of the US State Department, USAID, and OCHA, is in a sense a modern day Cassandra. Together with host Lars Peter Nissen, they unravel the transformation of information management in the humanitarian sector. They discuss the gains and losses brought by technological advances, what can be learned from the cultural contrasts between humanitarian and intelligence communities, and the new chaos paradigm. This episode is a must-listen for anyone interested in Cassandra’s predictions for the future of humanitarian analysis.

    • 34 min
    85. Youth Innovation Lab

    85. Youth Innovation Lab

    Goma Karki is on a mission to bridge the gap between science and public policy. At the Youth Innovation Lab in Nepal, she mobilises passionate youth to work in municipalities, tackling climate change by closing technical and knowledge gaps and promoting data-driven decision-making. Learn about the challenges and successes of integrating young leaders into local systems and the importance of local context in climate action.

    • 28 min
    84. The Pimply Teenager

    84. The Pimply Teenager

    In this first episode of the mini-series on ACAPS' journey in the Tech to the Rescue AI bootcamp, Chiara Rizza, Ali Arbia and Lars Peter Nissen discuss what to do with AI. It is early days in the bootcamp and Ali and Lars Peter are quite confused, but Chiara seems to know what she is doing so everything will be OK.

    • 25 min
    83. Academic Cowboy

    83. Academic Cowboy

    The hero humanitarian is dead. And Joël Glasman is glad. In his new book “Humanitarian Humanities”, Glasman advocates for a more reflective and empirically informed approach to humanitarian action, emphasizing the importance of social sciences, local ties and contextual knowledge in the field. Listen in to Joël discussing his findings, callling for a shift from the heroic era of humanitarianism to a more scrutinized and regulated approach.
    The book:
    “Petit Manuel d’Autodéfense à l'Usage des Volontaires”

    • 48 min
    82 Cognitive Dissonance

    82 Cognitive Dissonance

    Kuldeep Bandhu Ayral, co-lead of BRAC's Social Innovation Lab wants humanitarian innovators to hurry, slowly, to reap the benefits of co-designing interventions with end users.
    He and host Lars Peter Nissen discuss the journey and impact of the BRAC, one of the world's largest NGOs originating from the Global South, and the design-based thinking of its Social Innovation Lab. They examine the limits of most localization practices and the challenges of integrating innovation in humanitarian aid. Kuldeep also shares insights from BRAC's 'failure reports', why humanitarian interventions must aspire beyond meeting basic needs, and why the phrase "lessons learned" needs to be ejected from the sector.

    • 44 min
    81. The Struggle

    81. The Struggle

    Meet Sean Lowrie and Christina Bennett – the dynamic former and current CEOs of the START Network, which unites over 90 different-sized NGOs globally for local-led humanitarian action.
    With host Lars Peter Nissen, they explore how Sean and Christina's leadership styles influence growth and the transition from a startup to a larger organisation. They debate whether creation of a change organisation is done best by allying with system incumbents or by working stealthily, and whether a vision of system change can be pitched transparently to system incumbents.
    Check out START here

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

nick van praag ,

Important topic, serious consideration

Lars Peter Nissen has the perfect credentials to understand and probe the good, the bad and the ugly of humanitarian action. A must-listen for all those interested in his critical take on what’s up in the humanitarian space.

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