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Monday, September 5 • 10:00am - 11:30am
Technical innovations in humanitarian action: Lessons learnt - Innovations techniques dans l'action humanitaire : Retours d'expérience

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Key issues - Enjeux :

New tools, equipment and specific services: How can they improve humanitarian assistance?
How to fund these innovations? How to ensure coordination between the manufacturing industry and institutional donors?
How would these tools serve a new approach of humanitarian assistance, that is better suited to beneficiaries' needs, while integrating the notions of development and resilience?

Nouveaux outils, équipements et services spécifique : en quoi améliorent-ils l’action des organisations humanitaires ?
Comment financer ces innovations ? Comment assurer la coordination entre les industriels et les bailleurs de fonds institutionnels ?
En quoi ces outils serviraient-ils une nouvelle approche de l’humanitaire, mieux adaptée aux besoins des bénéficiaires, en intégrant dès la conception les notions de développement et de résilience ?

Moderators - Modérateurs
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Antoine Choumoff

Président, Humanitarian Design Bureau
Antoine Choumoff decided to gather the accuracy and the tools of industrial conception with the sensibility and specific approach of design to develop the concept of "industrial design serving humanitarian aid and development assistance" and to launch in 2012 the Humanitarian Design Bureau. | He graduated an International Commerce Master’s degree of the INALCO (Paris), an International projects negotiation Master’s degree of the UPV... Read More →

Speakers - Intervenants
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Lionel Baraban

Chief Executive Director, Famoco
After starting out as an actor, Lionel set out on an entrepreneurial adventure. Lionel launched successful start-ups in France, then went on to manage a technology incubator in Israel. In 1998, Lionel took over the management of Entopia, a spin-off from his incubator and raised $40 Million. Lionel moved to China in 2009 and joined Xanadu as CMO, before founding FAMOCO with Nicolas Berbigier in 2010.
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Gaia van der Esch

Deputy Director - Directrice exécutive adjointe, IMPACT Initiatives
Gaia van der Esch is the Deputy Director of IMPACT Initiatives, a Geneva-based think- and do-tank. IMPACT implements programmes in emergency settings, mainly through its REACH initiative, and its aim is to shape practices, influence policies in humanitarian and development settings, and positively impact the lives of people and their communities. | | Gaia is also the chair of the Inter-Agency Standing Committee Reference Group on Meeting... Read More →
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Harriet Harriss

Senior Tutor in Interior Design and Architecture, Royal College of Art in London
Dr Harriet Harriss (PhD, MA(RCA), AA(Dip)CONS, RIBA, FRSA, FHEA) is a Senior Tutor in Interior Design & Architecture at Royal College of Art. | Dr Harriss' teaching, research and writing are largely focussed upon pioneering new pedagogic models for design education, particularly those that respond to specific community, social, or geo-political challenges. Her student design outcomes range from award winning wearable refugee shelters to... Read More →
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Alexandra Knezovich

Program Manager, Toilet Board Coalition
Well, I'm clearly a pretty big fan of toilets - but are work goes well beyond what one may traditionally think of when you think of sanitation. We touch on the circular economy, tech, health, accelerators, scaling businesses and most definitely entrepreneurship.
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Uwe Korus

Humanitarian Monitoring, Evaluation & Accountability Coordinator - Coordinateur en suivi, évaluation et redevabilité, CARE International
Uwe joins the CARE Emergency Group (CEG) at CARE International in January 2013 where he works as Monitoring, Evaluation and Accountability Coordinator to strengthen the quality and coherence of CARE International’s humanitarian and emergency programming. | Uwe supports and advises the CARE International membership to ensure systems are in place for adequately measuring progress against the strategic priorities of CARE’s Humanitarian and... Read More →


Monday September 5, 2016 10:00am - 11:30am
Notre Dame des Victoires 28 Place de la Bourse, 75002 Paris

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