Watch again: The Humanitarian Face in War

The Humanitarian Face in War

To mark the International Development Week in Canada, the Global Development Studies department partnered with UFV’s Centre for Justice, Equity and Sustainable Action (JESA), BCCIC and Global Affairs Canada to present this hybrid event featuring speakers from humanitarian organizations responding to conflicts in war-torn regions worldwide.

Highlighting speakers from Canada and other parts of the world, this event inspired and educated attendees about the critical importance of addressing conflicts and supporting humanitarian efforts. Additionally, it showcased the multiple career paths within global development and global affairs, providing insights into the diverse opportunities available for those interested in making a positive impact on a large scale.

Opening Remarks and Moderation

  • Dr. Geetanjali Gill: Program Chair, Global Development Studies program, UFV, and Director of the Research Centre for Justice, Equity, and Sustainable Action
  • Adetoun Illumoka: BC Council for International Cooperation Lead on Policy, Social Movements and Knowledge Exchange; Women, Peace and Security
  • Matthieu Kimmell: Director for Humanitarian Policy at Global Affairs Canada, specializing in nuclear non-proliferation, disarmament, and contributions to Canada’s refugee program


  • Ahseea Ahmed, Global Protection Expert
  • Ghinwa Monzer: Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Officer, Right to Play Lebanon
  • Dr. Lauryn Oates: Executive Director of Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan
  • Mohammad Lawah: Monitoring Evaluation and Learning Assistant, Right to Play Lebanon
  • William Kolong Pioth: The Managing Director of Pan Aweil Development Agency (PADA)

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