American University of Beirut


​​Devising a Donor Framework for Health in the Post-conflict Era

Date: December 10, 2016
Venue:  Auditorium A, First Floor, Room 104, West Hall


Carmen Geha, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Sciences and Public Administration, Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Nasser Yassin, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Health Management and Policy, Faculty of Health Sciences/Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs


This consultation meeting is a first step in AUB’s efforts to provide a platform for key stakeholders to create a framework for health in the post-conflict era. Donors play a key role in stabilization efforts and in rebuilding the infrastructure and policies for health and development in a post-conflict society. In the Arab region, donors and international agencies provide support not only through technical assistance and development projects but are also a major source of overall growth and stability in post-conflict societies. To that end, AUB through SHI will work on bolstering collaboration and efficiency in donor strategies by creating a space to assess jointly, think innovatively, and plan strategically. This first consultation meeting will invite leading stakeholders, including donors, with a track record in working on health with governments, municipalities and civil society organizations. The aim is to experientially enable participants to reflect on the present, but more importantly to think concretely and practically about the future.

Specifically, the objectives are:
  • Jointly assess the health needs of the present and future of citizens in conflict
  • Identify the context and key actors of health post-conflict
  • Develop a roadmap for collaboratively improving health post-conflict

Target Audience

  • Senior officials in health specialized donor organizations 
  • Program managers or directors working on humanitarian relief efforts 
  • Field personnel with insights from communities in conflict

The design of the meeting is inclusive, experiential and participatory and will instigate discussions in groups and personal reflections. Two facilitators will offer guiding questions and set the tone of the meeting. Notes will be taken and shared with participants before a subsequent meeting is held.

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