France-Atlanta 2016: Focusing on Mental Health in Humanitarian Aid [fr]
During the seventh edition of France-Atlanta, a humanitarian forum focused on analyzing the current state of mental health worldwide and its international implications will be held on October 21.
During the 7th edition of France-Atlanta, a humanitarian forum focused on analyzing the current state of mental health worldwide and its international implications will be held on October 21.
Mental health is a unique challenge for the international community and humanitarian aid. While addressing multiple issues, this upcoming forum will mainly focus on the stakes of mental health in relations to diagnostics, challenges and viable solutions. In these topics, the forum will raise awareness on the issues of global health as a challenge to humanitarian aid.
International experts and prominent figures involved with reputable NGOs will participate in the forum.
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), an international organization founded in 1971 and present in most areas affected by humanitarian crisis, will address the question of the psychological impact of war and crises on the affected populations.
Groupe URD (Urgence, Réhabilitation et Développement), an independent institute founded in 1993 and specialized in the analysis of practices and the development of policy for the humanitarian and post-crisis sectors, will also address this topic. Started as a discussion group focused on linking emergency and development aid, its current role is to help organizations improve the quality of their programmes through evaluations, research, quality support and training. Over the years, URD created a number of observatories of humanitarian practices in areas of the world most exposed to emergencies. François Grünewald, URD’s Managing Director, will attend the conference and discuss key points relevant to improving the need for ‘societal reconstruction based on the relationship between the complex processes of individual and societal healing in regions of the world affected by humanitarian crises.’
The Carter Center, founded by former US President and Nobel Peace Prize Winner Jimmy Carter, with a mission to promote Peace and Human rights around the world and the Center for Disease Control (CDC), an agency engaged in the fight against health crises in the US and worldwide, will be among various NGOs invited to this forum.
- Free Conference -
Registration required - Please click here to register.
Where: Friday, October 21 at 3:00pm.
When: Emory University, Claudia Nance Rollins Building Auditorium, 1518 Clifton Rd., NE, Atlanta, GA