HCRI to host annual Careers in Humanitarianism day for students and sixth-formers

The Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute (HCRI) will host its annual Careers in Humanitarianism Day on 29 April 2022 in University Place.  

It is set to be an exciting day, with a plethora of speakers from organisations such as Save the Children, UK-Med, Médecins Sans Frontières and many others. 

The event is open to all University of Manchester students, with sessions dedicated to medical humanitarianism, child protection and a school session open to sixth form students.

Speaking in the first plenary is UK-Med CEO, David Wightwick. David joined UK-Med in January 2018 as the new Chief Executive of the organisation. He has a background as a Senior Adviser in emergency response with WHO, as Global Operations Director for Merlin, Health Director with GOAL, Director of Operations Management at Save the Children International and as a Country Director with IMC. 

Other speakers include Yasser Kamaledin, who has been working with MSF since 2012, as their Humanitarian Aid Coordinator.  Since the onset of the Syrian war, Yasser has worked with refugees from Syria in the MENA region and across the migration path in Italy and Agreed. As a humanitarian operations coordinator, he has developed and led the on-ground implementation of medical humanitarian programs in a variety of countries including Afghanistan, Iraq, Lebanon and Kenya. Prior to working with MSF, Yasser worked with UNHCRI in refugee protection, before that he was working in healthcare as pharmacist. 

HCRI is also proud to have Gareth Owen who is the Humanitarian Director of Save the Children UK. Over the last two decades he has led responses to numerous emergencies all over the world including the Boxing Day Tsunami, Pakistan and Haiti earthquakes, Cyclone Nargis in Myanmar, East Africa and Niger food crises and the Somalia, Angola, Kosovo, Iraq, Afghanistan and Syria conflicts. Today, he leads a team of 190+ humanitarian professionals and in June 2013 he was awarded the OBE for ‘For services to Emergency Crisis Response Abroad’. 

To secure your free place at this fantastic event, register now.  

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