We invite you to join us for the ‘Humanitarian Futures’ conference to be held at the Litteraturhuset in Oslo on 7 and 8 June 2023. The conference will be organised around the central themes of: the future of humanitarian governance, the future delivery of humanitarian assistance, and the future for displaced people.

This conference is free and open to the public. Please be aware that seats are limited so register your interest here to receive further information in the lead up to the conference.

The program includes panel discussions on the future for displaced people, humanitarian governance, humanitarian design, innovation and technology, who are humanitarians, and the future of Norwegian humanitarianism to name a few. Please find the full program here.

Keynote presentations

Amali Tower, Founder and Exectuive Director, Climate Refugees

Amali Tower will present Living in a changing climate: Dynamics of forced migration and displacement.

Mukesh Kapila, Professor, University of Manchester

Mukesh Kapila will present What killed the humanitarian consensus?

Dorothea Hilhorst, Professor, Erasmus University

Dorothea Hilhorst will present Future or science fiction? A reality check of humanitarian action.

For those who cannot join us in-person, the conference will be streamed. The link for streaming will be made available ahead of the conference here.

The conference is hosted by the Norwegian Centre for Humanitarian Studies and is a joint initative of the Peace Research Institute Oslo, Chr. Michelsen Institute and the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs.