Resilience, Peace and Security

A glimpse into the future of the humanitarian system

A Palestinian boy sleeps as he waits with his family for a travel permit to cross into Egypt through the Rafah border crossing after it was opened by Egyptian authorities for humanitarian cases, in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip August 16, 2017. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa - RC121081F420

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Rigas Hadzilacos
Project Lead, Industry Accelerators, World Economic Forum Geneva
Peter Maurer
Co-Chair, Humanitarian and Resilience Investing Initiative
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What is the current state of play and the strategic lines of thinking in the humanitarian system? What are the technologies that will play a role in the humanitarian system in the next 10-15 years – what is an optimistic scenario for their use and what might be some of the unintended consequences? Is there an incentive for the private sector to get involved and are there any ethical considerations to beware of?

In this week’s episode of “A Glimpse into the Future”, we talk to Peter Maurer, President of the International Committee of the Red Cross and co-chair of the World Economic Forum’s Council on the Future of the Humanitarian System.

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