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Local Actors at the Centre of Effective Humanitarian Action - World Disasters Report 2015

The CEU Campus
Thursday, February 11, 2016, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm


The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), Regional Office for Europe


the Center for Policy Studies, Central European University (CEU CPS)

has the pleasure to invite you to a roundtable discussion
on the role of local actors based on the IFRC produced

World Disasters Report 2015

Focus on local actors, the key to humanitarian effectiveness


Prof. Mo Hamza, Chief Editor of the World Disasters Report 2015;

Mr. David Fisher, Co-author of WDR and Coordinator, Disaster Law Programme, IFRC;

Dr. Albert Royaards, President of the Smiling Hospital Foundation;

Mr. Lyubomir Karakanovski, Senior Expert on Disaster Management, Bulgarian Red Cross

moderated by

Prof. Andrew Cartwright, Center for Policy Studies, Central European University


The World Disasters Report – launched by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) – is an annual independent publication commissioned by the IFRC, contributing evidence-based research on the challenges, trends and innovations in disaster risk reduction and crisis management. The report is an important body of research, which builds on discussions at the 2015 UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in Sendai, and the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals. It provided an important substance contribution to the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement’s International Conference in late 2015, as well as making a direct contribution to this year's World Humanitarian Summit where the localization of aid is one of the key thematic areas of focus.

RSVP to Ms Margit Tauzer at or by phone +36 1 888 4517,
by Tuesday 9 February, 2016.

The roundtable will be held in English.
Copies of the WDR will be available.

Invitation (Download)