Photography © Mathieu Willcocks

WHAT INSPIRES HUMANITARIAN ACTION?

An Opportunity to Learn & Engage

Friday 10th November 2017

6.30pm-9.00pm (Please arrive by 6pm)

Project Trust in partnership with The University of Manchester’s Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute invite you to participate in debating what inspires Humanitarian Action…

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Photography © Mathieu Willcocks

WHAT INSPIRES HUMANITARIAN ACTION?

An Opportunity to Learn & Engage

Fri 10 November 2017

6.30pm-9.00pm
(Please arrive by 6pm)

Project Trust in partnership with The University of Manchester’s Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute invite you to participate in debating what inspires Humanitarian Action…

Limited Spaces available… Please register here to request a ticket.

Overview

On November 10th Project Trust, in partnership with Manchester University’s Humanitarian Conflict Response Institute (HCRI), will host its third Education Networking Event. The event will be an opportunity for people to discuss what inspires humanitarian action.

We are delighted to annouce that Jane Cocking OBE Chief Executive of Mines Advisory Group (MAG) and Honorary Lecturer at HCRI will be our keynote speaker.

Guests at the event will hear from expert speakers on what inspires humanitarian action. This will be followed by an opportunity to pose questions to the panel.

We welcome University students, Project Trust alumni, A-level students interested in volunteering and humanitarian action, parents and school teachers/school career advisors to this event.

Venue

Forman Lecture Theatre
Royal Northern College of Music
124 Oxford Road
Manchester
M13 9RD

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Keynote Speaker

Dr Jane Cocking OBE

Chief Executive of Mines Advisory Group (MAG) and Honorary Lecturer at HCRI

Jane Cocking brings more than 25 years of experience in the international humanitarian and development sector. She is currently the Chief Executive for the Mines Advisory Group (MAG).

She joined the Africa desk at the Overseas Development Administration (ODA) in 1987, now part of the Department for International Development. It was while on a mission to Somalia with the ODA that Jane found her vocation – providing help, support and guidance to communities in crisis. Back in the UK, she joined Save the Children – and immediately returned to Somalia. Over the next 25 years and more, Jane would play an active part in responding to humanitarian crises in many of the world most troubled regions, including Somalia, Ethiopia, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Eastern Europe and the Middle East.

Having joined Oxfam in 1997, she became regional programme manager in southern Africa in 2003, working particularly in Zambia, Zimbabwe and Malawi. She then became Oxfam’s humanitarian director, with particular responsibility for ensuring the quality of Oxfam GB’s humanitarian work, which amounts to around £116 million. Jane was awarded an OBE in the Queen’s birthday honours in 2011 for her services to the voluntary sector.

Dr Jane Cocking OBE
Dr Jane Cocking OBECEO of Mines Advisory Group
Mines Advisory Group

Chaired by

Dr Lisa Ficklin

Programme Director BSc in International Disaster Management and Humanitarian Response and Lecturer in Disaster Management

Panel Discussion

Following on from the keynote speech by Jane Cocking, it will be your opportunity to ask questions to the panel.

Need more Info?

For more information, or to attend the event, please contact Jordan Wilson.

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