Webinar: Gender Based Violence: How can Field Leadership Make a Difference?
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Leadership by Humanitarian Coordinators and Country Teams is critical for addressing the scourge of Gender Based Violence (GBV). Affecting up to 70 percent of women in some of the world’s largest humanitarian crisis, there is an undeniable imperative for action by leaders. An important starting point is recognising that GBV response cannot be dismissed as a purely technical or cultural problem. It must be fully integrated and practically applied across all operations with clear ownership, guidance, and prioritisation by senior leadership.
This topic will be addressed in two webinars, both facilitated by Ingrid Macdonald, Director, P2P Support - IASC.
Babatunde Osotimehin, Executive Director and Under-Secretary-General of The United Nations, UNFPA
Peter Lundberg, Deputy Humanitarian Coordinator, Nigeria
Date: Wednesday 31 May 2017
Kate Moger, Deputy Regional Director For West Africa, IRC
Neil Buhne, Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator, Pakistan
Date: Tuesday 13 June 2017
A summary of the webinar will soon be available on this page.
Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin is Under-Security General and Executive Director of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). Before joining UNFPA, he was Nigeria’s Minister of Health. Dr Osotimehin has also served as the Director-General of Nigeria’s National Agency for the control of AIDS, which coordinates all HIV/AIDs work in Nigeria. He currently chairs the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on the Demographic Dividend, as well as the Global Agenda Trustee for the Forum’s Global Challenge on Economic Growth and Social Inclusion.
Peter Lundberg is the Deputy Humanitarian Coordinator (DHC) for Nigeria, based in Maiduguri. He was previously Director for Humanitarian Assistance at the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA) and Deputy Consul General for Sweden in Jerusalem. From 2007 to 2010, he worked with the IFRC as External Relations Coordinator in Malaysia and Head of Delegation and Country Representative in Zimbabwe. Mr Lundberg has held several positions within the Swedish Government. He also was the Development Delegate for the Swedish Red Cross based in Ethiopia.
Kate Moger is currently the Deputy Regional Director for International Rescue Committee (IRC) West Africa based in Dakar, Senegal, where she provides support and oversight to nine countries in West and Central Africa. Ms. Moger was previously the Country Director for IRC in Mali and has worked in Africa for over ten years, mostly with Save the Children in South Sudan, the DRC, and Cote d’Ivoire. Ms. Moger has also served as Senior Gender Advisor for the peacebuilding organisation International Alert and worked on disability rights for Sense International.
Neil Buhne is the Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Pakistan. He has worked for the United Nations for over 30 years. From 2007 until February 2011, Mr. Buhne was Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Sri Lanka. He has been Resident Coordinator in Bulgaria and Belarus. Before taking up his current position in Pakistan, Mr. Buhne was the Director of UNDP’s Bureau for Crisis Prevention and Recovery in Geneva and Director of the UNDP Office in Geneva.