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Communication is Aid

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Jeanne Bourgault, Internews President, will speak on the panel “Communication Is Aid: Why Communicating With Disaster-Affected Communities Matters,” which is organized by Internews as part of the annual InterAction Forum, held April 30-May 2 in Washington DC. See Schedule.

The Communication is Aid panel will begin at 10:45 May 2:

Moderator: Mark Bartolini, Director, The Office of US Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA), USAID

Speakers:

  • Derk Segaar, Deputy Chief, Communications and Information Services Branch, and Chief, Communications Services Section, UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)
  • Jeanne Bourgault, President, Internews
  • Linda Poteat, Director, Emergency Capacity Building Project (ECB)
  • Sheila Thornton, Cash in Emergencies Officer, International Response Operations Center, American Red Cross

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