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Is COVID-19 Impacting the Future of Aid?

Monday, June 1
10 – 11 a.m.

Join the Institute of International Humanitarian Affairs for a webinar with Michel Maietta, director of the Inter-Agency Research and Analysis Network (IARAN), on COVID-19 and the implications for the humanitarian sector. Maietta will discuss how this crisis can be an opportunity to accelerate necessary transformations for humanitarian actors to fit for the future.

Maietta is a strategic foresight professional, with expertise in strategy and organizational design and two decades of experience in the humanitarian and development sector. Maietta, former director of strategy at Save the Children International and Action Against Hunger, founded and facilitates the Interagency Research and Analysis Network.

In addition to his work for aid organizations, Maietta has been designing ad hoc training courses for humanitarian and development leaders for over a decade, teaching at Science Po, Deakin, Federico II Universities, and in the Futuribles and IRIS Think Tanks, and training the humanitarian workers of tomorrow. When Maietta is not conducting custom pieces of foresight work, he leads strategic and transformational projects.

Maietta will discuss the results of a scenarios analysis for the pandemic crisis and its impact on the humanitarian sector. You can review the scenarios research paper at

The presentation will be followed by a Q&A session.


This event is open to alumni, faculty/staff, parents, students, and the public.