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The Grand Bargain of Humanitarian Assistance: How to Mobilise More Aid and Make It More Effective?

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Humanitarian needs have recently reached an all-time high. Despite increasing financial support, the gap continues to widen between the overall humanitarian needs and the available resources. How can we increase humanitarian funding and improve its predictability? How can humanitarian actors make better use of the existing funding?

Chief Executive Officer, IBRD - International Bank for Reconstruction and Development and IDA - International Development Association, Washington; former Vice-President for Budget and Human Resources, European Commission, Brussels
Founding Executive Director, Mo Ibrahim Foundation, London
Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, and Emergency Relief Coordinator, United Nations, New York
Swedish Minister for Foreign Affairs, Stockholm
Managing Director for Europe and Central Asia, EEAS - European External Action Service, Brussels

Array Kristalina GEORGIEVA

Chief Executive Officer, IBRD - International Bank for Reconstruction and Development and IDA - International Development Association, Washington; former Vice-President for Budget and Human Resources, European Commission, Brussels

Ph.D. (Economic Sciences), University of National and World Economy, Sofia. Thesis: Environmental Protection Policy and Economic Growth in the USA Assistant Professor/Associate Professor, Department of Economics, University of National and World Economy, Sofia Research Fellow, Department of Economics, London School of Economics and Political Science, London Visiting Professor, University of the South Pacific, Fiji; and Australian National University. Lectured on Economies in Transition Consultant, Environomics and Merser Management Consulting Inc, Environmental policy services for Central and Eastern Europe Environmental Economist/Senior Environmental Economist, Environment Division, Europe and Central Asia, The World Bank Group, Washington, D.C. Sector Manager, Environment, East Asia and Pacific Region, The World Bank Group Sector Director, Environment and Social Development, East Asia and Pacific Region, The World Bank Group Director, Environment Department, The World Bank Group Director and Resident Representative of the Russian Federation, The World Bank Group, Moscow Director, Strategy and Operations, Sustainable Development, The World Bank Group Vice President and Corporate Secretary, The World Bank Group European Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid & Crisis Response, Brussels European Commission Vice-President in charge of Budget and Human Resources, Brussels
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Hadeel IBRAHIM

Founding Executive Director, Mo Ibrahim Foundation, London

 Hadeel Ibrahim (United Kingdom) is Executive Director of Mo Ibrahim Foundation. Established in 2006, the Foundation, which is a non-grant-making organization, focuses on defining, assessing and enhancing governance and leadership in Africa. She is also co-Chair of the Board of Directors of the Africa Center in New York, whose mission is to promote partnership, collaboration, dialogue and understanding between African artists, business leaders and civil society and their counterparts in the United States and beyond.

Stephen O'BRIEN

Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, and Emergency Relief Coordinator, United Nations, New York

 Stephen O'Brien brings to the position of Under-Secretary-General extensive experience in multilateral diplomacy and advocacy, together with international leadership and management, in the coordination of collective action within the humanitarian community, notably in the fight against malaria and neglected tropical diseases, and his significant contribution to his country achieving the United Nations-endorsed target of 0.7 per cent of gross national income on official development assistance.
 He was a Member of Parliament for Eddisbury, a Privy Counsellor, as well as the Prime Minister’s Envoy and United Kingdom’s Special Representative for the Sahel since 2012, working intensively with international partners seeking to secure peace in Mali and neighbouring countries through the integrated strategy of security, governance, humanitarian action, resilience and development.
 In addition to his leading management experience of large, complex organizations (he was a Senior Executive at global industrial manufacturer, the former FTSE100 Redland PLC), he is expected to bring innovative and strategic ideas as a strong humanitarian advocate with more than 20 years of experience in international development and health care, notably as Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for International Development (2010-2012), Shadow Minister for Health and Social Care (2005-2010), and in numerous voluntary roles, Founder and Chairman of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases (since 2004), Chairman of the non-governmental organization Malaria Consortium (2006-2010), Director-Trustee of the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine and of the Innovative Vector Control Consortium.
 Mr. O’Brien won the 2014 Champions Action Award for his leadership in mobilizing the campaigns against malaria and neglected tropical diseases, having undertaken multiple pro bono civil society engagements, notably as Global Advocate for the United Nations-World Health Organization Roll Back Malaria Partnership and as Patron of Malaria No More UK.
 Born in the United Republic of Tanzania, he holds a master of arts degree with honours in law from Emmanuel College, Cambridge University. In the 1980s, he qualified and practised as a solicitor with a leading global firm, Freshfields Deringer Bruckhaus. He is married with three children.

Margot WALLSTRÖM

Swedish Minister for Foreign Affairs, Stockholm

Branch manager, Sparbanken Alfa Bank clerk, Sparbanken Alfa Representative, Swedish Social Democratic Youth League, Värmland Board member, Lund University Board member, Global Challenge Foundation Board member, ICA Adviser, Institute for Human Rights and Business Advisory board member, International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA) Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Confl ict Chair, Council of Women World Leaders Ministerial Initiative First Vice President of the European Commission, responsible for institutional relations and communication strategy European Commissioner for the Environment Minister for Social Affairs Minister for Culture Deputy Minister of Public Administration
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Dr. Thomas MAYR-HARTING

Managing Director for Europe and Central Asia, EEAS - European External Action Service, Brussels

Diploma, Law Studies in Vienna Postgraduate-Studies, College of Europe, Bruges Diploma of The Hague Academy of International Law, The Hague Joined the Austrian Diplomatic Service Austrian Mission to the European Communities, Brussels Austrian Embassy, Moscow Private Office of the Austrian Foreign Minister, Vienna Deputy Head of Cabinet of Foreign Ministers Mock and Schüssel, Vienna Deputy Political Director and Director for Security Policy and Policy Planning, Austrian Foreign Ministry, Vienna Ambassador of Austria to Belgium and Head of the Austrian Mission to NATO, Brussels Special Representative of the Austrian Foreign Minister for the Western Balkans Representative of the Chancellor in the Reform Commission of the Federal Army, Vienna Political Director (Director General for Political Affairs) of the Austrian Foreign Ministry, Vienna Permanent Representative of Austria to the United Nations, New York Also represented Austria on the United Nations Security Council, New York Vice-President of the 66th General Assembly of the UN, New York Ambassador, (Head of the Delegation) of the European Union to the United Nations, New York
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 Visiting Professor, College of Europe, Bruges and Natolin
 Lecturer, Diplomatic Academy, Vienna

Political Symposium

show timetable

29.08.2015

16:00 - 17:30 The Grand Bargain of Humanitarian Assistance: How to Mobilise More Aid and Make It More Effective? Partner

30.08.2015

09:00 - 10:00 Genocide: Terminology, Dimension, Prevention Partner
12:00 - 14:00 Opening Plenary
14:30 - 16:00 Muddling Through or Starting Anew? Plenary
16:30 - 18:00 Maintaining Peace and Security in Times of Growing Instability Plenary
17:30 - 19:00 Focusing on Security Policy Partner
18:00 - 20:00 Reception Social
20:00 - 21:30 Young Talents – Los Colorados Culture

31.08.2015

06:00 - 07:00 Breakfast Club Breakout
07:30 - 10:00 Breakout Session 05: Eradication of Energy Poverty: A Key to Reducing Inequality Breakout
07:30 - 10:00 Breakout Session 03: Losing Out: Paths to Radicalism? Breakout
07:30 - 10:00 Breakout Session 04: Austria in the EU: 20 Years of Experiences and Expectations Breakout
07:30 - 10:00 Breakout Session 10: Young Refugees in Europe: Missed Opportunities – Future Chances? Breakout
07:30 - 10:00 Breakout Session 09: Interoperability in Humanitarian Operations: From Coexistence to Cooperation Breakout
07:30 - 10:00 Breakout Session 06: New Paradigms for European Security Breakout
07:30 - 10:00 Breakout Session 07: Does the EU Drive (In-)Equality? Breakout
07:30 - 10:00 Breakout Session 02: Wartime Journalism: The Case of Ukraine Breakout
07:30 - 10:00 Breakout Session 01: Success! The Do’s and Don’ts of Changemaking in Europe Breakout
07:30 - 10:00 Breakout Session 08: Inequality of Outcome and Inequality of Opportunity: Two Incompatible Sides of the Same Coin? Breakout
10:00 - 11:30 Lunch Reception Social
11:30 - 14:00 Breakout Session 17: How to Make TTIP Inclusive for All? Towards a Fair World Trade Order Breakout
11:30 - 14:00 Breakout Session 11: Inclusiveness: The Key to Sustained Prosperity Breakout
11:30 - 14:00 Breakout Session 19: The Inequality of Climate Change Breakout
11:30 - 14:00 Breakout Session 12: Authoritarianism on the Rise: A New Global Competitor for Democracy Breakout
11:30 - 14:00 Breakout Session 14: Integrating People | Knowledge | Potential: Recognition of Migrant’s Skills Breakout
11:30 - 14:00 Breakout Session 18: Sustainable Development Goals: Why Should Europe Care? Breakout
11:30 - 14:00 Breakout Session 16: Towards More Union in European Defence Breakout
11:30 - 14:00 Breakout Session 15: The EU Member States: Giants, Dwarfs and Those in Between? Breakout
11:30 - 14:00 Breakout Session 13: The Unequal State: How Inequality Blocks Society’s Creativity and How to Achieve Radical Change Breakout
11:30 - 14:00 Breakout Session 20: Games Politicians Should Play Breakout
15:00 - 16:30 Dead-End Europe? Asylum and Refugee Policy in Focus Plenary
17:00 - 18:30 The EU and Russia: Rivals, Opponents, Partners? Plenary
19:00 - 20:30 CANCELED – Late Night Talk: Islam, “Islamic State” and Violence Plenary

01.09.2015

07:00 - 07:30 InDignity Plenary
07:30 - 08:15 Existential Risks Plenary
08:45 - 10:15 Sustainable Development Goals: From Aspirations to Reality Plenary
10:15 - 10:30 Concluding Remarks Plenary