Current Trends in the international humanitarian system

MPIRO is thrilled to present ‘Current Trends in the International Humanitarian System: In Conversation with Beth Eggleston’.
In this discussion, Beth will talk about current trends in the international humanitarian system. She will touch on some of the Humanitarian Advisory Group’s work as well as localisation, diversity and inclusion in humanitarian leadership. This will be followed by Q&A with audience members.
WHEN: Monday, 14th September, 2020
WHERE: Online (Zoom) *zoom details to be sent after registration
TIME: 7.00-8.00 AEDT
Beth co-founded Humanitarian Advisory Group in 2012. Here, she enjoys working with a small team to deliver leading-edge research and advice to enable the humanitarian sector to perform at its best. In 2019 Beth undertook a Fulbright Scholarship at the US Naval War College undertaking research with the Civilian-Military Humanitarian Response Program.
Beth has held key humanitarian coordination roles in a range in peace operations and humanitarian response contexts. For 20 years, Beth has worked in the humanitarian sector specialising in civil-military coordination and humanitarian reform. Beth has field experience in Afghanistan, Liberia, Tonga, Costa Rica, Laos PDR, Timor-Leste, and Vietnam. Whilst working with the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN OCHA) in Afghanistan for several years, Beth developed civil-military guidance, policy on interaction with Provincial Reconstruction Teams (PRTs) and was involved in rolling out humanitarian reform, including the cluster approach. Beth also has experience working alongside host governments, including the National Disaster Management Offices, with local and international NGOs, and has been on short-term deployments to Pakistan, Solomon Islands, Indonesia, and Sri Lanka.

Beth has co-authored publications on the protection of humanitarian personnel, peace and development in Iraq, the Women, Peace & Security Agenda and was a member of the drafting team of Same Space Different Mandates: a civil-military guide to Australian stakeholders in international disaster and conflict response. Beth’s most recent publications include the chapter ‘Humanitarian Values and Military Objectives’ in Ethics Under Fire: Challenges for the Australian Army, and Humanitarian Civil-Military Coordination in Emergencies. Beth has a Master of Development Studies and is a graduate of the Humanitarian Leadership Program. In 2011 Beth was awarded the Humanitarian Overseas Service Medal by the Australian government and she is currently serving on the Victorian Divisional Advisory Board of the Australian Red Cross.

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