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Episode 1 – Conflict: the elephant in the diplomatic meeting room
‘When disasters and conflict collide’ is a podcast series that explores how conflict increases people’s vulnerabilities to disasters around the world. In this episode, we explain why disasters are not natural, how conflict has been the elephant in the diplomatic meeting room for decades and what’s being done to rewrite a better future for affected people. Interviewees: • Banak Joshua Dei Wei, Director General for Disaster Management and National Focal Point for the Implementation of Sendai...
Episode 1: The new humanitarian basics
Constructive deconstruction is a three-part podcast series where change makers pitch radical new visions to shake up the future of humanitarian aid. This episode redefines ‘crisis’ and the humanitarian role, and pitches a vision of a whole-of-problem crisis response based on humanitarian principles. Interviewees: - Christina Bennett, Head of Humanitarian Policy Group (HPG), ODI - Marc Dubois, author, former Executive Director of MSF UK - Abdurahman Sharif, Director of the Somalia NGO...
Episode 3: The humanitarian anchor
Constructive Deconstruction is a three-part podcast series where change makers pitch radical new visions to shake up the future of humanitarian aid. This episode explores the pitch for a humanitarian social economy based on opportunities for displaced people, and unpacks the potential of cooperatives and community investment funds with insights from Syria. Interviewees: - Christina Bennett, Head of Humanitarian Policy Group (HPG), ODI - Tahir Zaman, author and lecturer in Human Geography at...
Episode 2: Network humanitarianism
Constructive Deconstruction is a three-part podcast series where change makers pitch radical new visions to shake up the future of humanitarian aid. This episode examines how technology is disrupting power structures in the humanitarian sector, drawing on real life examples from across the world including the Mediterranean refugee crisis. Interviewees: - Christina Bennett, Head of Humanitarian Policy Group (HPG), ODI - Paul Currion, author and humanitarian consultant - Jaz O’Hara, Founder,...
Episode 1: What are gender norms, and how are they changing?
This episode introduces the concept of gender norms and explores how they are changing. It looks at gender norms through a historic lens to demonstrate that while change is slow, it is happening. Part 1: What are gender norms? Part 2: Change happens In this podcast, we speak to: - Dr Caroline Harper, Head of Programme/Principal Research Fellow, ODI - Dr Nicola Jones, Principal Research Fellow, ODI and Director, GAGE - Dr Anita Ghimire, Director, Nepal Institute for Social and Environmental...
Episode 2: Change is challenging
This episode unpacks some of the many challenges associated with changing gender norms. Part 1: The paradoxical nature of change creates challenges Part 2: What are the wider conditions needed to facilitate change? Part 3: Even if change is happening, there are powerful forces pushing back Interviewees (May also appear in the previous and following episode) Carol Watson, independent researcher Dr Florence Kyoheirwe Muhanguzi, Senior Researcher, Makerere University, Uganda Paola Pereznieto,...
Episode 3: Opportunities for girls' empowerment
We explore three distinct areas of opportunity to change gender norms: policy and the law, communications, and education. We conclude the series with a reflection on the nature of gendered norms and provide opportunity for listeners to individually act on the lessons learned. Part 1: Policies and laws to empower adolescent girls Part 2: Communications, girls’ clubs and norms Part 3: Girls’ education Conclusion: Gender norms affect all of us: knowledge and understanding leads to change...