Approaching the ICRC from within

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Having found a job at the ICRC (International Committee of the Red Cross and Red Crescent) in June., I contacted the President from within the organisation in August to introduce the project to him. He replied commending the venture and recommending me to the person in charge of education within the organisation, whom I met beginning of December. We had useful discussions that opened up the way to proceed in seeing how the Operations department, especially in the field of child protection, would be receptive to the project. But all this takes months to get replies and appointments. I also met some of the President’s advisors and assistants on other occasions.

Working to protect the lives and dignity of victims of armed conflict, the ICRC is currently in the process of defining education as a humanitarian priority. It is therefore the right moment to see how DTMe could be adapted to its mission and how it could be implemented in the field. This will not be done overnight. What with a full-time job, and the associative activities of Ushagram Association (French), time and energy are limited.

There are more practical details but I can’t reveal them yet. Stay tuned!



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