Mardi 25 février 2014, 12:30 - 13:30

Aid Failure - Lessons Learned From Haiti?

Live Policy Debate

Organised by DevPol and CERAH

The event will draw upon the online Policy Debate on the failure of the aid system in Haiti published by the journal International Development Policy (DevPol). Each discussant will briefly present their reflections before opening the debate and inviting the audience to participate.

In the aftermath of the earthquake that struck Haiti in 2010, many analysts observed that the humanitarian response was inadequate and reflected a failure of the aid system. Speakers at this event will examine the lessons learned for current and future relief operations such as the recent response in the Philippines following Typhoon Haiyan.

You can also participate in the debate and leave questions and comments directly on the Policy Debate Blog, Twitter, or Facebook.



  • Jean-Marc Biquet (Research Officer, MSF | Lecturer - Researcher, CERAH)
  • Andrea Binder (Associate Director, GPPi, Berlin)
  • Elyse Mosquini (Senior Disaster Law Officer, Disaster Law Programme, IFRC)

Join us for a sandwich after the debate. Please register here.

Auditorium 2
Maison de la paix
The Graduate Institute, Geneva

International Development Policy (DevPol) is a peer-reviewed e-journal, based at the Graduate Institute, that promotes cutting-edge research and policy debates on global development.

Logo-Cerah1.jpgThe Centre for Education and Research on Humanitarian Action (CERAH) is joint centre of the Graduate Institute and the University of Geneva.