CASID Certificate 4 Humanitarian Assistance: Policies and Responses

Registration now open for CASID Certificate Seminar 4: Humanitarian Assistance: Policies and Responses


Please circulate widely on social media, through email, etc.


This event is geared to current students and recent graduates.


Seminar facilitator: Hunter McGill, Senior Fellow, School of International Development and Global Studies, University of Ottawa



Date: November 25th (Saturday)

Time: 1-4 pm

Location: FSS 4006, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario

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Cost: $24 (includes membership to CASID and refreshments)


The objective of this CASID Certificate is to provide participants with an overview of the humanitarian enterprise, the policy framework, the major players, the operational challenges, and Canada's performance.  Humanitarian assistance
has grown 700% since 2000; what is driving the growth and how is this assistance changing?


The seminar will begin with a 45 minute presentation  on the main issues, policy frameworks, current (2017) situation regarding natural disasters and conflict-related emergencies, then divide into two groups and work on a humanitarian response
scenario for 45 minutes, followed by reporting back to the plenary in a 30 minute discussion, closing with a  20 minute wrap-up.


This event will be facilitated by Hunter McGill. Hunter McGill is an international development policy consultant, and Senior Fellow at the School of International Development and Global Studies at the University of Ottawa. His consulting
practice focuses on good bilateral donor practice, aid effectiveness, and humanitarian assistance. He spent 30 years at the Canadian International Development Agency, and worked at the OECD for five years as head of peer review and evaluation operations for
the Development Assistance Committee (DAC).




Required readings:


Global Humanitarian Assistance Report 2016:


UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Global Humanitarian Appeal for 2017:




Rebecca Tiessen, Associate Professor/Professeure agrégée

University of Ottawa/Université d’Ottawa, School of International Development and Global Studies/École de développement international et mondialisation

120, Université (FSS room 8050), Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5 Canada, 613-562-5800 (7408),

Website :