2023 Humanitarian Leadership Conference I Re-engineering the global disaster response system
26-28 April 2023
The humanitarian system is no longer fit-for-purpose to deal with the scale and severity of crises in the 21st century. Climate change, increasing fragility and conflict, and financial and economic crises are compounding disasters, while system reform initiatives have failed to deliver transformational change. Progress towards decolonising aid, shifting the power and achieving the localisation agenda has stalled.
The 2023 Humanitarian Leadership Conference, hosted by the Centre for Humanitarian Leadership, will investigate why the system is ‘stuck’ and will propose ambitious and pragmatic ways to reinvigorate change. It will explore answers to key questions: what needs to change, how, and who needs to drive the change; across four key areas: funding for crisis response, organisational models and their mandates, motivations and incentives.
Join us for this ambitious event, which will reunite key actors – local, national, and international – to deliver a better global disaster response system fit for the world in 2050.
In 2023, the Conference will be held online over three days, with optional in-person workshops, meetings, and a closing function in Melbourne, Australia, on the final day.
Registrations to participate in the 2023 Humanitarian Leadership Conference are now open.
To register, visit the Conference website.