How can organizations like the United Nations, the World Bank, the World Health Organization, and the Red Cross become more effective in their vital and laudable mission? How can multinational corporations contribute meaningfully to global issues like climate change, poverty reduction and equitable economic growth? What enables enterprises to grow and develop in challenging settings like the aftermath of a devastating Tsunami?

These questions are all related to humanitarian work psychology and have so far been largely overlooked by global development policy and policy makers. A first roundtable was organised in Geneva to discuss the relevance and needs to form a new area of study, namely, humanitarian work psychology in order to effectively address the needs of the humanitarian workers.

 

pdf Summary of the Roundtable Discussion

pdf Programme

csend Forum8th of December 2008The CSEND Dialogue Forum held a session on the 8th of December 2008 on the topic of "The role of participatory approaches in civic change processes" presented by Christine Ziegler, an expert for participatory processes.


Place: University of Geneva, Uni Mail

20081020-dialogueforum-India v1The Centre for Socio-Eco-Nomic Development (CSEND) is pleased to invite you to a CSEND Dialogue Forum session on the topic of Creating Sustainable Decent Work Conditions for the Informal Sector workers in India presented by Mr Solomon on the 20th of October 2008.

 

Place: University of Geneva, Uni Mail

20081016-dialogueforum-CaribbeanThe Centre for Socio-Eco-Nomic Development (CSEND) is pleased to invite you to a CSEND Dialogue Forum session on the topic of Implementing Sustainable HeritageTourism in the Caribbean presented by Dr. Keith Nurse on the 6th of October 2008.

Place: University of Geneva, Uni Mail

20080723-icon-DialogueForumCSEND is pleased to present Dr. Aboubakr Abdeen Badawi as the speaker at the CSEND Dialogue Forum. The forum is entitled “Career Guidance, Migration, Labor Markets’ Efficiency, Quality of Training and Democracy: Is There a Link?” and is scheduled for the 23rd of July, 2008.

Place: Uni-Mail, Room M R170, Geneva

20080519-thirdDialogueForumThird edition of CSEND Dialogue Forum on the topic of "Beauty, Art, Nature and Chaos" presented by Prof. John Briggs, on the 19th of May 2008, at University of Geneva, Uni Mail.

Place: Uni-Mail, Room M S030, Geneva

20071015-seconddialogueForumSecond edition of CSEND Dialogue Forum on the topic of "The Arts as Inspiration for Innovative Social Change" presented by Prof. Pierre Guillet de Monthoux on the 15th of October 2007, University of Geneva, Uni Mail.

Place: University of Geneva, Uni Mail

20070913-FirstDialogueForumAnnouncing the first CSEND Dialogue Forum on the topic of "Social entrepreneurship and Sustainable Livelihood for the Poor" with a case example from Maya Organic in India. 13 Septembre 2007

Place: Uni Mail, University of Geneva, Room 1130

Benchmarking conference on "Best Management Practices of In-Service Training Functions" for Swiss and Chinese officials, and executives of state-owned Chinese enterprises, Geneva, 1996.

Place: Geneva

Since 1997, CSEND is also responsible for one of the research networks of SASE, "Development, Social Change and Governance", and organised panels for the annual conference in Vienna (1998) and Madison, Wisconsin, (1999).
Place: Vienna
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