Friday 15th December 2017 at 15:00 CETGVC and its partners will be hosting a 1 hour and 30 minutes webinar to present and discuss the opportunities of the EU Aid Volunteers Initiative for CSOs. Our guest speaker, Borja Santos Porras of IECAH, organizers of the webinar, will present the topic in collaboration with volunteers and organisations involved in EU Aid Volunteers’ projects. Then we will pose several discussion questions to explore how the programme provides a central framework for strengthening local capacity in disaster-affected communities and strengthen active citizenship. During the webinar, it will be introducted the free e-learning course Volunteering in Humanitarian Action: opportunities and challenges that will start on January 2018.

WHY? The webinar is part of a broader project that seeks to promote the ownership of humanitarian principles and mechanisms by participating CSOs and support their engagement in the EU Aid Volunteers programme (see below). The webinar aims at sharing real experiences with any people interested in the program and all volunteering organization that would like to participate.

FOR WHO? If you are people or part of an organization that work on, or are interested in volunteering in humanitarian action, please join us for this free webinar which will be facilitated by Borja Santos Porras and IECAH’s team. 

HOW? Join us by registering via the following link. We will send you by email the direct link to the webinar.

WHEN? Webinar will start the 15th December at 15.00pm CET and finish at 16.30pm CET. Please try to connect before it starts, from 14:45pm CET to test your technology.

Borja Santos Porras is a specialist in public policies and social entrepreneurship worldwide. He has been working for different governments and organisations in different countries of Africa, Asia and South America. He is a professional focused on the design and implementation of public policy during the last ten years, with a rich experience in leadership and problem-solving. Thanks to a multidisciplinary background, he has been working designing strategies for better economic growth and innovation with the government of Sri Lanka; supporting the institutional humanitarian response and disaster risk management of the government of Ethiopia and Ecuador; managing international projects at the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs; and working with private companies and the academia in Germany. Borja has just completed a two years Master in Public Administration in International Development (MPA/ID) at the Harvard Kennedy School. He also holds a Master´s degree in International Relations and Humanitarian Assistance, and a bachelor in Telecommunications Engineering. 

IECAH-Institute of Studies on Conflicts and Humanitarian Action was founded in the year 2000 and has its central office in Madrid. It is a private initiative which unites experts from various fields and geographic areas related to international conflict and cooperation with special emphasis on humanitarian action. The expertise and activities exist at both an educational as well as a research level, and from national as well as international perspectives and centers. IECAH unites considerable practical experience and knowledge from work for NGOs and other types of organizations active in the field of international cooperation.

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