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Public Lecture: At a crossroads: humanitarianism for a new decade

When:We 17-11-2021 19:00 - 20:30

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Long considered as a minor field of international politics, humanitarianism is going through a transformation. Budgets, staff and programmes are on the rise while the monopoly of European and North American actors on transnational solidarity is being increasingly contested. At the same time, the rise of nationalist agendas is not only putting humanitarian actors and institutions under stress but also putting crisis-affected populations at risk. In this event, Ikhtiyar ASLANOV, head of regional delegation for the International Committee of the Red Cross, will reflect on the challenges humanitarian actors currently face building on his long standing experience of humanitarian policies and practices in Eastern Europe and the Middle East.

Speaker: Ikhtiyar ASLANOV - Head of Regional Delegation for the RF, Belarus and Moldova at the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

Ikhtiyar Aslanov

Mr Ikhtiyar Aslanov currently serves as the Head of the ICRC Regional delegation for the RF, Belarus and Moldova since August 2019.

Mr Aslanov has more than 20 years of experience in humanitarian field. Since 2001, he has been working with the ICRC in various capacities, performing, in particular, such functions as: Coordinator, Head of Sector, Deputy Head of Delegation and Head of Delegation. During his service to the ICRC, Mr Aslanov worked in such contexts as: Sierra Leone, Russia, Sudan, Switzerland, Israel and Occupied Territory, Uzbekistan, Syria and Bangladesh.

Prior to joining the ICRC he occupied the position of the Expert on Shelter, Water and Energy Sector in the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, United Nations (2000-2001). In 1995-1999 Mr Aslanov has worked as an Engineer and Programme Manager in Azerbaijan, Russian Federation, DPRK, Indonesia and Burundi for the OXFAM, British Humanitarian Organisation. He also worked as an engineer at the British Petroleum (BP) from 1994 to 1995.

He holds a Honours Diploma in Civil Engineering.

Ikhtiyar Aslanov
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