PAID - UPEACE INTENSIVE PROFESSIONAL TRAINING IN DISASTER RISK AND HUMANITARIAN RESPONSE/ MANAGEMENT (July and August 2020)
PAN AFRICAN INSTITUTE FOR DEVELOPMENT (PAID) AND UNITED NATIONS UNIVERSITY FOR PEACE (UPEACE)
The Intensive Professional Training course in Disaster Risk and Humanitarian Management is a part of the training programme in the area of Peace, Governance and Development of both institutions.
This training was conceptualized to be a pedagogical and teaching exercise consistent with existing UN and AU policy and doctrine for the dignity of human life.
The world is currently in the midst of several disasters both natural and man-made including long wars, and environmental hazards, cross border issues with conflicts of identity and fragmentation of states and unceasing flows of refugees as well as farmer-grazer conflicts and international migration that do not have any clear endpoint.
For example, the conflicts in the Middle East continue to rage in Syria, Iraq, Yemen and Israel and Palestine.
Keynote address by the Rgional Director Dr. Daniel Ekongwe
There are also emerging and continuous conflicts across Africa including terrorism in the Lake Chad basin involving Cameroon, Nigeria, Niger and Chad as well as conflicts in Central African Republic, Congo, Sudan, Libya and Mali. The search for pasture and water has led to brutal confrontation between agro-farmers and pastoralist leading to heavy loss of life and property across West and East Africa and setting in motion waves of migrants, refugees and internally displaced persons.
In attendance, the Lord Mayor of Buea Council and Deputies
Climate change and environmental hazards in Asia and parts of Africa and Latin America has affected and disrupted the lives of many people. Migrant deaths across the Mediterranean and continuous flows of refugees from Latin America heading north to the US and Mexico border have raised the need and concern for humanitarian assistance.The issues raised in any discussion about vulnerabilities, resilience and Humanitarian management or response are very complex and difficult.
Mr Babila Doh, expert facilitator in Humanitarian Logistics
Also, there is hardly full agreement between nations, organisations, or individuals on the right or standard approach to disaster risk and humanitarian management. PAID and UPEACE have therefore tried to develop a balanced and professional training programme that recognises the different views of organisations and practitioners.
This Program is for practical and professional purposes.
Cross Section - group workshop/ exercise
An overview video presentation of the program by the Regional Director of PAID-WA Buea and other stakeholders
Profile of Experts:
Professor Emmanuel KAMDEM is Secretary General of the Pan African Institute for Development PAID. He is Professor of Economics (UNESCO chair) with expertise in Cooperative and Social Econom- ics. He served for over two decades as a senior cadre with the United Nations Agency International Labour Organization (ILO) in Geneva. He has published extensively in his field of expertise and beyond.
Dr. Daniel EKONGWE is Regional Director of Pan African Institute for Development. He is an internationalist with expertise in Peace, Security, Governance and Development studies. Visiting Professor with the UN University for Peace (UPEACE) Africa programme and African Union Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences. Senior Research Fellow with De Montfort University, Leicester UK, Department of Historical and International studies, and consultant at State House Plateau State, Nigeria.
Professor Samuel KALE EWUSI is the Regional Director of the United Nations University for Peace (UPEACE) Africa Program with seat in Addis Ababa Ethiopia. He is an internationalist with expertise in Peace, Governance and Development and has published widely in the areas of expertise and beyond.
Dr.Bisong Clara Bate Ashu Mbuoben, coordinator of Gender Related Programs in PAID-WA. She holds a Ph.D. in Gender and Development. She has over fifteen years of experience in training, research and consultancy in the national and international communities, during which facilitated a number of programs related to Gender and Development in Public and Private sectors. Her interest is development with focus on mainstreaming of gender in development. She has a significant wealth of experience in trainees needs assessment planning and capacity building, for Development Projects. She has researched and published extensively in her field and peace building.
Professor Roger MONDOUE is the Regional Director of PAID Francophone Central Africa and Director of PAID Doctorate school and permanent secretary of PAID international scientific committee. He is professor of ethics, logic, and epistemology at the University of Yaoundé I. He is founder and former Director of Harmattan Cameroon and has published in his field of expertise and beyond and remains actively present in the international scene of research and publication.
Mr. Ngalle Carlson-Yanick is a specialist in Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflicts with several years of experience covering complex humanitarian emergencies in the lake Chad Basin, DR Congo and the Philippines. He currently serves as specialist for the implementation of the United Nations’ Children and Armed Conflict Agenda in the Philippines including the Monitoring and Reporting Mechanisms on Grave child rights violations in armed conflicts. Prior to this position, he was Reporting and Analysis Officer for the Child Protection Section at UN Stabilisation Mission in DR Congo. He had also served as Child Protection Programs Manager for International Medical Corps within the framework of the emergency response mission for crisis affected persons in the Lake Chad basin. He is an alumni of the International Relations Institute of Cameroon.