The 7th IHSA Humanitarian Studies Conference, which had participants from numerous countries, hosted several panels and discussion tables. Participants shared knowledge and experiences related to humanitarian aid during the conference, and discussions were held for new collaborations and projects between organizations.
5 speakers from 4 countries participated
On the first day of the conference, IHH Humanitarian Relief Foundation organized a panel titled "Collaboration and Partnership: Strengthening the Civil Sector through Coordination Mechanisms." The panel, moderated by Dr. Durmuş Aydın, the Secretary-General of IHH, featured 5 speakers from Türkiye, Cuba, Congo, and Libya.
Partnerships related to humanitarian aid were discussed
The panel focused on the collaboration mechanisms between civil society organizations, international institutions, governments, and local actors. The speakers and the topics of their presentations were as follows:
- İrfan Tatlı, IHH Human Rights Unit
Collaboration and its impact on migration policies between the state and civil society organizations in Türkiye.
- Carla Vitantonio, CARE Cuba Representative
The concept of "globalization" and its effects on international development and humanitarian aid efforts.
- Delu Lusambya, ISS Humanitarian Studies Researcher (Congo)
Experiences of humanitarian aid actors in combating the Ebola virus in conflict-affected areas.
- Salih Omer, Human Rights Lawyer (Libya)
Contributions of local civil society organizations in Libya to social awareness and conflict resolution.
- Talha Keskin, IHH Board Member Responsible for International Relations
Views on the intervention coordination mechanism formed after the earthquake in Türkiye.