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

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in englischer Sprache

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, The World Bank, Washington
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
Chair, International Advisory Board, European Forum Alpbach, Vienna Chair

Kristalina GEORGIEVA

Chief Executive Officer, The World Bank, Washington

 Kristalina Georgieva has been CEO of the World Bank since January 2017. From February 1, 2019 to April 8, 2019, Georgieva was the Interim President for the World Bank Group. As Interim President, Georgieva was responsible for the World Bank Group’s efforts to end extreme poverty by 2030 and to boost shared prosperity around the world.
  As CEO of the World Bank, which comprises of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development and the International Development Association, Georgieva has built support across the international community to mobilize resources for poor and middle-income countries and to create better opportunities for the world’s most vulnerable people.
 Previously Georgieva, a Bulgarian national, helped shape the agenda of the European Union starting in 2010, first as Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response, where she managed one of the world's largest humanitarian aid budgets and established herself as a global champion for resilience. As the European Commission Vice President for Budget and Human Resources, Georgieva oversaw the European Union's €161 billion (US $175bn) budget and 33,000 staff across its institutions around the world, and tripled funding available to the refugee crisis in Europe.
  Before joining the European Commission, Georgieva had a successful tenure at the World Bank, starting in 1993 as an Environmental Economist. In 2004, Georgieva was made Director for the Russian Federation, based in Moscow. From 2007 to 2008, she was Director for Sustainable Development in charge of policy and lending operations in infrastructure, urban development, agriculture, environment and social development, including support to fragile and conflict-affected countries. From 2008-2010, she was Vice President and Corporate Secretary.
 Kristalina Georgieva was born in Sofia, Bulgaria, in 1953. She holds a Ph.D in Economic Science and a M.A. in Political Economy and Sociology from the University of National and World Economy, Sofia, where she was an Associate Professor between 1977 and 1991.

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

1986-1987 Branch manager, Sparbanken Alfa
1977-1979 Bank clerk, Sparbanken Alfa
1974-1977 Representative, Swedish Social Democratic Youth League, Värmland
2013-2014 Board member, Lund University
Board member, Global Challenge Foundation
Board member, ICA
2012-2014 Adviser, Institute for Human Rights and Business
2011-2014 Advisory board member, International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA)
2010-2012 Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Confl ict
2007-2014 Chair, Council of Women World Leaders Ministerial Initiative
2004-2010 First Vice President of the European Commission, responsible for institutional relations and communication strategy
1999-2004 European Commissioner for the Environment
1996-1998 Minister for Social Affairs
1994-1996 Minister for Culture
1988-1991 Deputy Minister of Public Administration
1979-1985 Member of the Riksdag

Dr. Thomas MAYR-HARTING

Chair, International Advisory Board, European Forum Alpbach, Vienna

1977 Law Studies in Vienna (Dr. iur.)
1977-1978 Postgraduate-Studies, College of Europe, Bruges
1978 Diploma of The Hague Academy of International Law, The Hague
1979 Joined the Austrian Diplomatic Service
1982-1986 Austrian Mission to the European Communities, Brussels
1986-1990 Austrian Embassy, Moscow
1991-1993 Private Office of the Austrian Foreign Minister, Vienna
1993-1995 Deputy Head of Cabinet of Foreign Ministers Mock and Schüssel, Vienna
1995-1999 Director for Security Policy and Policy Planning, Austrian Foreign Ministry, Vienna
1996-1999 Deputy Political Director, Austrian Foreign Ministry, Vienna
1999-2003 Ambassador of Austria to Belgium and Head of the Austrian Mission to NATO, Brussels
2002-2004 Special Representative of the Austrian Foreign Minister for the Western Balkans
2003-2004 Representative of the Federal Chancellor of Austria in the Commission on the Reform of the Austrian Armed Forces, Vienna
2003-2008 Political Director (Director General for Political Affairs) of the Austrian Foreign Ministry, Vienna
2008-2011 Permanent Representative of Austria to the United Nations, New York
2009-2010 Also represented Austria on the United Nations Security Council, New York (President of the Security Council in November 2009)
2011 Vice-President of the 66th General Assembly of the UN, New York
2011-2015 Ambassador, (Head of the Delegation) of the European Union to the United Nations, New York
since 2015 Managing Director for Europe and Central Asia, European External Action Service, Brussels
 Visiting Professor, College of Europe, Bruges and Natolin

Political Symposium

show timetable

29.08.2015

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

30.08.2015

09:00 - 10:00Genocide: Terminology, Dimension, PreventionPartner
12:00 - 14:00OpeningPlenary
14:30 - 16:00Muddling Through or Starting Anew?Plenary
16:30 - 18:00Maintaining Peace and Security in Times of Growing InstabilityPlenary
17:30 - 19:00Focusing on Security PolicyPartner
18:00 - 20:00ReceptionSocial
20:00 - 21:30Young Talents – Los ColoradosCulture

31.08.2015

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

01.09.2015

07:00 - 07:30InDignityPlenary
07:30 - 08:15Existential RisksPlenary
08:45 - 10:15Sustainable Development Goals: From Aspirations to RealityPlenary
10:15 - 10:30Concluding RemarksPlenary