Delekta will moderate at 12th Annual Just Giving Conference
Date Published: August 7, 2012
Simon Delekta will moderate a session at the 12th Annual Just Giving Conference, “How Philanthropy Can Meet the Challenges of Our Time.” The conference, which will be held in Berkeley, California from September 5th-7th, is hosted by EDGE (Engaged Donors for Global Equity) Funders Alliance, a recently formed partnership between the Funders Network on Transforming the Global Economy and Grantmakers without Borders.
Johnson’s session, “Humanitarian Aid: Rethinking a Broken System,” will look at how philanthropy can improve the current humanitarian relief system.
Over the past several years, humanitarian crises have overwhelmed the capacity of the international system to respond. High-profile natural disasters may elicit substantial immediate relief aid, but longer term development needs remain unmet. It is time to rethink the way that humanitarian relief is organized and delivered. The model we have today, one that has persisted for thirty years, has repeatedly incurred tragic delays, immense international footprints, and too little lasting change. This session will engage participants in this bold effort to “rethink” the current humanitarian aid system. Participants will discuss what fundamental changes are needed to make it stronger and more reliable and how to achieve these reforms.
Delekta will be joined by Michael Delaney, Director of Humanitarian Response at Oxfam America and a third panelist from the global south.
EDGE Funders Alliance addresses the systemic nature of the social, economic and ecological crises threatening the future of our planet.
By supporting reflection and collaboration among members and forging strategic partnerships in and outside philanthropy, EDGE works to increase resources for community well-being and transnational organizing in ways that promote justice and build lasting, meaningful change. (www.edgefunders.org)