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EXECUTIVE COURSE ON HEALTH DIPLOMACY AND MIGRATION

Organized by
Global Health Centre at the Graduate Institute 

September 4-6
Geneva, Switzerland
REGISTRATION
(Application Deadline – August)

 

Many different forms of migration exist and human mobility shapes global health, impacting on domestic and foreign poli­cies of sending, transition and receiving countries. The health of migrants is influenced by these different policies and legal frameworks but also by the practices surrounding migration. Yet, the act of migration alone does not cause any disease. Rather, the socioeconomic, political, cultural and environmen­tal conditions connected to the act of migration can impact on health and the vulnerability to disease. National health systems are often put under pressure to respond to large-scale movements and diplomacy comes into play to find cross-border, collective solutions. Health can serve as an entry point for these diplomatic actions and new governance mechanisms need to be negotiated to respond appropriately to migration crises.

Yet, the migration crisis interfaces with other crises, such as the ecological, financial, humanitarian, and health security crisis. This complexity requires a new awareness but also a fast response that recognises the synergies between them and addresses the distribution of power, money and resources. Decisive political action is needed to save lives, protect people and preserve dignity.

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Executive Course on Global Health Diplomacy: ENGAGING IN MULTI-STAKEHOLDER DIPLOMACY FOR HEALTH

Executive Course on Global Health Diplomacy

Organised by the Global Health Centre at the Graduate Institute

Apply before October 14, 2016

ENGAGING IN MULTI-STAKEHOLDER DIPLOMACY FOR HEALTH

November 9-11, 2016
The Graduate Institute
Geneva, Switzerland

Multi-stakeholder diplomacy is evolving rapidly, not only as a key cross-cutting strategic component in international relations, but also by the magnitude of actors involved in global health. A range of stakeholders from governments, civil society organisations and the private sector play influential roles at varying stages and levels of global health diplomacy. This complexity requires a better analysis and assessment of the interests and needs of each stakeholder, and new leadership skills to act effectively in such diverse environments.

This course will seek to explain how the many stakeholders interact and manage their roles and responsibilities at various stages of the negotiation processes, and how they balance requirements, expectations and accountability.

This year’s course will in particular:

explore the challenges and complexity of multi-stakeholder diplomacy for global health as well as its coordination in the 21st century, shifting from central-hub coordination to dis­tribute coordination;
reflect on the purpose of regulations and ‘enhanced self-regu­lation’, including negotiations around conflicts of interest;
discuss multi-stakeholder diplomacy for health in the context of the SDGs, including an exploration of a ‘Global Health Accountability Framework’;
discuss the recently adopted ‘Framework Engagement with non-State Actors’ (FENSA) and its implications, as well as develop negotiation skills through a simulation exercise;
review the challenges of inter-sectoral integration and multi-stakeholder governance through input from leading global health practitioners.

The course is aimed at professionals from different backgrounds, such as health attachés and other diplomats with a portfolio impacting on health, health and international relations professionals in departments of international health, as well as representatives of international organisations, NGOs, philanthropic organisations and the private sector.

Course Co-Directors

Dr. Stefan Germann, Director for Partnerships, Innovation & Accountability, World Vision International
Dr. Michaela Told, Executive Director, the Global Health Centre, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies

Speakers from international organisations and representatives from different sectors will also contribute their expertise throughout the course.

Download the course flyer. Find out more about this course’s content, participation fee and application process.

Or contact globalhealthdiplomacy@graduateinstitute.ch for further inquiries.

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Executive Course: GLOBAL HEALTH DIPLOMACY

Executive Course
Organised by the Global Health Program at the Graduate Institute

Apply before Friday, 1 April 2016

GLOBAL HEALTH DIPLOMACY

June 13-17, 2016
The Graduate Institute, Geneva, Switzerland

The Global Health Program at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies is offering this intensive five-day course in response to the demand for new skills as health moves beyond its purely technical realm to become an ever more critical element in foreign policy, security policy and trade agreements. Since 2007, nearly 200 professionals from various sectors have benefited from this course, which focuses on health diplomacy and negotiations, with a new thematic emphasis each year.

2016 Highlights

This year’s course will explore current debates in global health diplomacy at the interface of health and foreign policy. A special focus will be given to health security, the venues of global health diplomacy (WHO, UN, WTO) and the possible contributions of finance ministers to health-related issues. Through a multidisciplinary learning process, academics and practitioners will share their expertise and experiences in global health diplomacy. Two larger negotiation and skill-building exercises will facilitate the real-life background discussion, along with a high-level introduction to the field of global health diplomacy and key challenges at the national, regional and global levels.

Target Group
The course is aimed at professionals from different backgrounds, such as health attachés and other diplomats with a portfolio impacting on health, health and international relations professionals in departments of international health, as well as representatives of international organisations, NGOs, philanthropic organisations and the private sector.

Course Faculty

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Professor Ilona Kickbusch, Director, Global Health Program, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies

 


Confirmed Speakers for the 2016 edition include: 

• Dr. Peter Beyer, Senior Advisor, Department of Essential Medicines and Health Technologies, World Health Organization
• Dr. Dirk Engels, Director, Department of Neglected and Tropical Diseases, World Health Organisation
Mr. Roger Kampf, Counselor, Intellectual Property Division, World Trade Organisation
Dr. Andrew J.Russel, Reader, Department of Anthropology, Durham University; Fellow of Wolfson Research Institute for Health and Well-being
Mr. Robert Yates, Project Director, UHC Policy Forum, Chatham House

You can download the course flyer in pdf. Watch video testimonials from participants on previous courses. Find out more information on the course content, fee, and application process. Or contact globalhealthdiplomacy@graduateinstitute.ch for further inquiries.

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