Forum 2013 Monday Highlights

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Plenary: Vulnerability in a Changing World

The role of nonstate actors, including U.S. NGOs, is changing the nature of development and humanitarian efforts. This topic is tackled at Forum, with a plenary talk from António Guterres, UN High Commissioner for Refugees. Read the article.

 

Advocacy: Is Anyone Listening?

 

Plenary: The World’s Goals Post-2015

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In a rapidly changing policy world, how can organizations know if their advocacy is reaching their target audience and having an impact? Nine NGOs studied their advocacy evaluation efforts, and presented their findings at a Forum workshop.

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Forum offers a timely discussion with thought leaders on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the post-2015 agenda. Panelists say funding must go beyond official development assistance moving forward. Read the article.  

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Five Minutes at Forum with Pablo Suarez

"When I try to explain complicated things, it's natural for people to be distracted," says Pablo Suarez, of the Red Cross/Red Crescent Climate Centre. So instead, he uses games. In this conversation with InterAction's Abby Bruell, Suarez explains the impact of this training approach.

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Five Minutes at Forum with Nancy Lindborg

InterAction's Joel Charny speaks with Nancy Lindborg, USAID assistant administrator for the Bureau for Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance, about current crises and the challenges that humanitarians face. Lindborg was one of the panelists for the Forum 2013 opening plenary, "Facing Vulnerability in a Changing World."