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Program

DAY 1: Tuesday 25 June 2024

Venue:
Danish Red Cross headquarters,
Blegdamsvej 27,
2100 Copenhagen Ø

17:00 – 19:00
Kick-off evening reception: a relaxed beginning to a busy three-day
programme in Copenhagen. Get a feel for the IFRC PS Centre, and meet and greet your former, current, or potential colleagues and partners.

Welcome remarks
– Preben Soegaard
– Mette Sonniks
– Natia Loladze, IFRC
– Nana Wiedemann, PS Centre

Market place: information material, drinks and light food.

DAY 2: Wednesday 26 June 2024

Venue:
Moltke’s Mansion, Dronningens
Tværgade 2,
1302 Copenhagen K

08:30 – 09:00: Coffee and registration

09:00 – 10:00
Opening ceremony: the event will be opened in the impressive setting of Moltke’s Mansion in central Copenhagen starting a tour of 30 years of shared history for the MHPSS community.

Keynote speech:
– Anders Ladekarl, Danish Red Cross
– Jagan Chapagain, IFRC
– Natia Loladze, IFRC
– Nana Wiedemann, PS Centre

Hosts:
– Eliza Cheung, Asia Pacific MHPSS Collaborative
– Anjana Dayal de Prewitt, American Red Cross

10:00 – 10:40
Keynote speech: MHPSS: The big picture
– Mark van Ommeren, WHO

10:40 – 11:00: Break: A coffee, a chat, a collegial greeting

11:00 – 11:50
Roundtable: Development of MHPSS globally – inter-agency responses to diverse emergencies
Fahmy Hanna, WHO
Zeinab Hijazi, UNICEF
– Joe Prewitt Diaz,  American Red Cross
Barbara Rijks, IOM
Pieter Ventevogel, UNHCR
Moderator: Carman Valle Trabadelo

11:55 – 12:45
Breakout session #1

Caring for staff and volunteers
– Stephen Regel, University of Nottingham
– Kinan Aldamann, ICRC

Disasters, tsunami, earthquake – natural or technological emergencies
– Mette Sonniks
– Zenaida Beltejar, Phillippines Red Cross

Restoring Family Links and Families of the Missing
– Ea Suzanne Akasha

 

 

12:45 – 14:00: Lunch: Munching, moving, mingling

14:00 – 14:45
Fireside chat: MHPSS Research and Monitoring and Evaluation over time
– Fred Vallieres, Trinity College University Dublin
– Alastair Ager, Queen Margaret University
– Wietse Tol, University of Copenhagen

14:45 – 15:15
Presentation: Child focused MHPSS (past, present & future)
– Anne-Sophie Dybdal, Save the Children Denmark

 

 

15:15 – 15:30: Break: A coffee, a chat, a collegial greeting

15:30 – 16:00
Entertainment: Youth Mental Health Choir

16:00 – 16:45
Breakout session #2

Regionalisation & localisation – past, present & future
– Eliza Cheung, Asia Pacific MHPSS Collaborative
– Bhanu Pratap, IFRC

Walking alongside indigenous communities and understanding complex trauma
– Shelley Cardinal, Canadian Red Cross

The dilemma of exposure: ethics of photography in an MHPSS humanitarian context
– Jesper Guhle, PS Centre

16:45 – 17:15
Presentation:
Working in conflict – the evolution of ICRC’s MHPSS work
– Milena Osorio, ICRC

17:15 – 17:30
Wrap Up for the day & logistics

17:30 – 18:30
Group photo

 

 

18:30 – 22:00: Dinner: dining, dancing, debating

DAY 3: Thursday 27 June 2024

Venue:
Moltke’s Mansion, Dronningens
Tværgade 2,
1302 Copenhagen K

08:30 – 09:00: Coffee and registration

09:00 – 09:30
Welcome – practicalities & logistics

09:30 – 10:40
Keynote speech: MHPSS in a Changing reality (from a specialised topic to person centered services)
– Alastair Ager, Queen Margaret University

Keynote speech: Working with Governments and humanitarian diplomacy to achieve better MHPSS outcomes
– Nathalie Olijslager Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs

10:40 – 11:00: Break: A coffee, a chat, a collegial greeting

11:00 – 12:00
Roundtable: The donor perspective on how to effectively deliver MHPSS services
– Andreas Kiaby, Danida
– Elisa Rosetti, DG ECHO
– Kwalombota Kwalombota, Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office
– Marianne Monclair, NORAD
– Reinette van der Waals, Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Moderator: Mette Petersen, Red Cross EU Office

12:00 – 12:30
Presentation: The MHPSS impacts of the climate crisis
– Shona Whitton, PS Centre
– Georgina Campbell

 

 

12:30 – 14:00: Lunch: Munching, moving, mingling

14:00 – 14:10
Video: Voices from the Youth and from the regions

14:10 – 14:30
Presentation: the youth perspective
– Clara Rubin, Danish Red Cross Youth

14:30 – 15:15
Breakout session #3

Future perspectives on: Quality, supervision & workforce development
–  James Underhill, WHO
– Catia Sofia Peres de Matos, PS Centre
– Ahlem Cheffi, PS Centre

Future perspectives on: Artificial intelligence, e-MH & online spaces
– Kristoffer Vernmark, Linkoping University
– Rilana Stoeckli, Swiss Red Cross
– Viktoria Zöllner, Swiss Red Cross

Future perspectives on: Gender – invisible women and groups (SOGIESC/LGBTQIA+)
– Anjana Dayal de Prewitt, American Red Cross
– Eva-Sophie Myers, University of Southern Denmark

15:15 – 15:45: Break: A coffee, a chat, a collegial greeting

15:45 – 17:00
Concluding remarks and closing ceremony: What have we learned and where are we going?
– Anders Ladekarl, Danish Red Cross
– Natia Loladze, IFRC
– Nana Wiedemann, PS Centre

Place
Copenhagen, Denmark

Addresses
Danish Red Cross headquarters,
Blegdamsvej 27,
2100 Copenhagen Ø


Moltke’s Mansion, Dronningens
Tværgade 2,
1302 Copenhagen K

Date
25 – 27 June 2024