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Humanitarian HR Conference Asia 2017: Building Resilient Organisations in a Changing Humanitarian Sector

Event Date: 22/05/2017
Duration: 3 days
Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Booking Deadline: 15/05/2017
Price: TBC

This year our Humanitarian Human Resources (HHR) Asia conference will take place in Bangkok on 22-24 May.

The conference is designed for Human Resources (HR) professionals and people managers, and will address the theme of organisational resilience. You can download a detailed flyer which we encourage you to share with colleagues.

Our HHR conferences provide a unique space for HR professionals in the sector to reflect, learn from what others are doing, gain fresh insights, and generate practical solutions.

Book now to secure your place at the conference for an early-bird fee:

Option 1: GPB 550 including accommodation for three nights at the Conference Hotel 

Option 2:  GPB 400 non-residential fee for local participants who do not require accommodation.


The conference theme for this year’s HHR Asia will be organisational resilience with the following sessions confirmed:

What is organisational resilience and what can impact it? Panel discussion with Michael Jenkins, Chief Executive, Roffey Park, Xavier Castellanos, Director of the Asia Pacific, IFRC, and Varun Kumar Anand, Regional Director for South Asia, IPPF. .
World café looking at the different roles in the organisation that can strengthen individual and organisational resilience - focusing on leadership, HR, external support and peer support - Various experts in the sector.
Grand Bargain: Implications and role of HR - Jeremy Wellard, Regional Representative, ICVA.
Sustainability and organisational resilience workshops led by practitioners and experts will look at strengthening partner resilience; changing the business model to remain relevant; creating team and organisational cultures that value well-being; maintaining the balance between duty of care and high levels of performance in a changing humanitarian sector; how HR can prove it really adds value to an effective humanitarian response; and developing capacity for organisational resilience and sustainability through strategic HR management.

Participants will also hear about challenges, case studies of good practice, and get practical tips from sector leaders who are working with these issues. There will be plenty of opportunity for networking.

At the end of the second day, we will  be holding a marketplace session where you can hear about new and ongoing projects and initiatives across the sector. 


Please note that the early-bird conference fee of GBP 550 includes breakfast, lunch and refreshments on all three days and includes accommodation on 21, 22, and 23 May. Extending your stay at the conference venue may be available at your own cost. The non-residential early-bird conference fee of GBP 400 includes lunch and refreshments on all three days but does not include accommodation. The early-bird discount fee will be available until 19 April, after which the conference fee including accommodation will go up to GBP 650 while the non-residential conference fee will increase to GBP 500.

We look forward to welcoming you in Bangkok. If you have any questions please email

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HHR Asia is kindly supported by our partner:




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