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EMERGENCY AIDio SHOWS 2015
Show 10: Mental health & Wellbeing of aid workers series  (Part1)
November 02nd, 2015

 

In this first of a part of the series focused on the mental health & wellbeing of aid workers we will have guest Amy Brathwaite talking about her amazing documentary "Kick at the Darkness", which really bring home the reality what we all know so well, but often talk about so little. Alongside this we will here first hand from aid workers on the frontline as the open up and break the silience sharing their personal stories surrounding mental health & wellbeing.

 

 

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Amy Brathwaite has lived her life on the principles of fiarness, compassion, justice and joy. Whether through her camera lens or at the tip of a pen, her ability to translate the intimate human experiences into something we can all connect with in unparalled.

 

Amy's thirst to remedy problems of international scope as a spirited aid worker has seen her carry out assignments in Tanzania, Bangladesh, and Indonesia, but none left a mark as profound as Haiti. She spends her days slinging her camerawork for hire, practicing yoga, dancing and connecting with her community. Her most recent work "Kick at the Darkness" tells of her journey of experiencing the mental health implications of humanitarian work and creating dialogue within the aid community. 

 

Show 11: Mental health & wellbeing of aid workers series (Part2)
November 22nd, 2015

 

In this second part of the series focused on the mental health & wellbeing of aid workers we will have guest Brendan McDonald sharing with us information about an online petition circulating around the globe which is aimed at bringing staff welfare of aid workers to the forefront of the humanitarian agenda of the World Humanitarian Summit in Instanbul, 2016. Alongside this we will have guest Imogen Wall sharing her thoughts and reflections around mental health & wellbeing of aid workers and a community group she established called "Fifty Shades of Aid". 

 

 

Panel of guests

 

Brendan McDonald Emergency Preparedness and Environment Section. Brendan joined OCHA in 2001 and has served in a variety of field and headquarter appointments, including: Head of Office in DPRK and Libya; Manager of Field Information Services, and Chief of Section of Information Services Section. Since July 2012 he has been a Roaming Emergency Surge Officer where he deployed to senior management roles in Sri Lanka, Jordan, and Iraq. Before joining OCHA, he worked with CARE International, Children's Aid Direct, and the Australian Army. Brendan has a Masters of Social Science (International Development).

Show 8: Vital voices of women series (Part1)
March 08th, 2015

 

In celebration of International Womens Day, Emergency AIDio will be focusing in the month of March on the journey of women working in aid by sharing the thoughts and reflections of fourteen inspirational women across the world.

 

 

Show 9: Vital voices of women series (Part2)
March 29th, 2015

 

In celebration of International Womens Day, Emergency AIDio will be focusing in the month of March on the journey of women working in aid by sharing the thoughts and reflections of fourteen inspirational women across the world.

 

 

Show 7: Insecurity in Aid - safety, security and wellbeing February 13th, 2015

 

Emergency AIDio will be launching into the first show of 2015 by taking time to pause and reflect on 2014 and delving deep into the sphere of staff safety, security and wellbeing. Guests Christina Wille and Larissa Fast from Insecurity Insight will be joining us to share their critical views into the shifting patterns of insecurity against aid workers and staff. 

Panel of guests

 

Christina Wille joined manages Insecurity Insight and is the co-founder of the Aid in Danger Project. She has worked on human security issues as a consultant, in research institutions and for international organisations. She has a particular interest in evidence-based programe planning, monitoring and evaluation. She holds a Masters in International Relations/European Studies from the University of Cambridge in the UK. 

 

Larrisa Fast is the author of "Aid in Danger: the perils and promise of humanitarianism" (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2014). She is a AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow (2014-2015) and a faculty member at the Kroc Institute, University of Notre Dame (USA). Visit aidindanger.org and larissafast.weebly.com for more information about her work. You can also follow her on twitter @aidindanger