Humanitarian Networks and Partnerships Weeks
HNPW 2024 (29 April - 10 May 2024)

Session title: Supporting local aid delivery in hard-to-reach areas: risks, challenges, and opportunities
6 May 24 14:00-15:30   (Salle 2)

Whether it is geographical, logistical, political, or security-related obstacles, overcoming humanitarian challenges in hard-to-reach areas requires a change in the perception of a principled humanitarian approach. What role can the H2H Network’s concept of specialized, agile, and innovative humanitarian service providers play in these contexts? In this session, we will discuss the challenges and solutions when it comes to bridging gaps in facilitating access to affected populations. We invite you to join us in exploring the learnings from H2H Members’ experience with expertise in logistics, information management, innovation and local partnerships to better support humanitarian responders in assisting crisis-affected populations in hard-to-reach areas.


Mohamud Abdi Muhumed,Chief of Economy, Tabantaabo Development Organization

As a former primary school teacher in Somalia and humanitarian worker in hard-to-reach areas in Gedo region of Somalia, Mohumud migrated to Norway in 2012 and transitioned to software engineering . He is now working for one of the leading software companies in accounting and finance solutions in Norway. ON his freetime, Muhamed co-founded Tabantaabo, a non-profit organization which focuses on the Jubbaland and Galmudug regions of Somalia.

Ana Elisa Barbar,President of Insecurity Insight’s board, Insecurity Insight.

Ana Elisa Barbar is the Chair of Insecurity Insight's Executive Board and works as a consultant for different projects as an expert in protection of healthcare, emergency response and civil-military relations, including with the World Health Organization. She has worked for several years in humanitarian operations in Latin-America, Africa and the Middle East, and was a global adviser to the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) on protection of healthcare and health policy. She has an Executive Masters in Diplomacy and Policy-Making, a full residency in Primary Health Care, and a clinical license as a psychologist in her country of origin, Brazil.

Cedric Piriou,Program Director Haiti Handicap international.

Cedric is the Haiti Program Director for Humanity and Inclusion - Handicap International since 2022. He has known the country since 2000 and has lived there almost continuously since 2010. He has worked for 20 years in development, then in complex humanitarian operations such as South Sudan, the Central African Republic and above all Haiti.

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