Dear Reader,

This month we celebrated UN Day by announcing the partnerships that we have forged with UN Women and UN Environment. The organisations will be our knowledge partners and help us shape the agenda for the World Humanitarian Forum 2020.

Feraye OzfesciogluAt the Forum next year, human capital, women, climate change, governance and youth will play a key role. We are also delighted to have SciDev.net and IC Publications (New African and African Business) on board as our media partners.
 
Like in our previous issues, we have put together some insightful and compelling stories for you.  In our main interview section, we have an interesting interview with Relief International CEO Nancy Wilson where she talks about the importance of targeted funding for fragile settings. 
 
In today’s 24-hour rapid information cycle, should we be more conscious about what we read or watch? The New Humanitarian Director, Heba Aly thinks so. She is urging us to ditch junk news. She says that over the last decade, we've awoken to the fact that junk food hurts us. And it’s time for a similar revolution in our news consumption. I hope you enjoy the clip.
 
In our Tech for Good section we are running a candid Q&A with WakaWaka Foundation Founder Camille van Gestel. WakaWaka provides people in off-grid areas in low-income countries with safe, sustainable, and renewable power and light solutions. Meanwhile, the NGO under the spotlight this month is the Ariel Foundation International where AFI  President Dr Ariel King discusses the importance of youth engagement in meeting development challenges. 
 
In our Hero Pathbreaker section, we are profiling Eliana Sousa Silva, a brave activist who has been fighting unflinchingly for women’s rights despite her life is under threat. And we sign off with a feature on why Cash Transfer Programming is one of the most impactful ways to disburse funds.
 
I hope you find the issue interesting.
Do send us your suggestions, stories and feedback.
 
Yours Sincerely,
Feraye Ozfescioglu
CEO, WHF

WHF Chairman Jack Straw announces the Advisory Board

WHF Chairman Jack Straw announces the Advisory Board

I am delighted to welcome our Advisory Board Members who are drawn from a cross-section of sectors and who are passionate about development and humanitarian issues. They will help us shape the agenda for the World Humanitarian Forum 2020. 

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The Interview: Nancy Wilson - CEO, Relief International

The Interview: Nancy Wilson - CEO, Relief International


In our main interview section Relief International CEO Nancy Wilson talks about targeted funding for fragile settings.

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Changing The Narrative: Heba Aly – Director, The New Humanitarian

Changing The Narrative: Heba Aly – Director, The New Humanitarian

Tedx Talks: It's time to ditch junk news, urges The New Humanitarian Director, Heba Aly

Over the last decade, we've awoken to the fact that junk food hurts us. It's time for a similar revolution in our news consumption. Much as a nutritionist gives us tools for healthy eating, Heba Aly gives us tools to stop consuming and supporting junk news.

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Tech For Good: Wakawaka Foundation

Tech For Good: Wakawaka Foundation

In our Tech for Good section, we are running an interesting Q&A with WakaWaka Foundation Founder Camille van Gestel. WakaWaka provides people off-grid areas in low-income countries with safe, sustainable, and renewable power and light solutions. 

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Spotlight on NGO: Ariel Foundation International

Spotlight on NGO: Ariel Foundation International

Are we neglecting the voices of the young? Does this world need to hear more Greta Thunberg? In a candid interview, AFI  President Dr. Ariel King discusses the importance of youth engagement meeting development challenges.

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Hero Pathbreaker Eliana Sousa Silva

Hero Pathbreaker
Eliana Sousa Silva

Our hero this month is a brave activist Eliana Silva who has been fighting unflinchingly for women’s rights despite her life being under threat. 

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Save The Children Cash Transfer Programming: Impact And Benefits

Save The Children
Cash Transfer Programming: Impact And Benefits

Bilal Khanzada, Head of Cash Transfer Programme Operations, Save the Children, explains the benefits of Cash Transfer Programming.

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In the News: Scidev Comes on Board as Media Partner

In the News: Scidev Comes on Board as Media Partner

Leading international source of news, views and analysis on science in the developing world, SciDev, has joined the World Humanitarian Forum as its media partner. 


Welcoming the partnership, Feraye Ozfescioglu, CEO, WHF, said, “The WHF 2020 will focus on addressing key issues in the development and humanitarian sector.
We are pleased to have SciDev on board who are at the cutting edge of information on science in developing countries and will bring on board their  knowledge and insight to address the biggest challenges faces in the development sector today, especially in terms of innovation, technology and health.”

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