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Event: BEARR Trust Annual Conference, 11 November 2016 (London)

posted 2 Nov 2016, 23:01 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 2 Nov 2016, 23:05 ]
The BEARR Trust 25th Anniversary Conference, 11 November 2016

“25 Years On: the development of health and welfare NGOs in the BEARR region”

For our anniversary conference we shall be looking at what has changed in the context of NGO work in the last 25 years in the countries of our region, and how NGOs have managed to adapt (or not in some cases) to meet the new challenges and opportunities. We will also look at prospects for the next few years in these rapidly-changing times.

We have sought to invite colleagues who have worked with us over a long period – as partners, grant recipients, conference speakers and in other activities. We are delighted that so many old friends are able to join us, and look forward to introducing them to colleagues in the UK and elsewhere.

If you would like to attend, please complete the booking form here.

When and where: 11 November 2016, at CAN-Mezzanine, 32-36 Loman Street, London SE1 0EH

Programme (a printable version can be downloaded here)

9.00 Registration and coffee
9.30 Welcome and Introduction Robert Brinkley, Chairman of The BEARR Trust
9.45 Overviews
Chair: Robert Brinkley
Dr Eleanor Bindman, Post-doctoral Fellow, Queen Mary University of London
Elena Topoleva, Director, Agency for Social Information (ASI), Moscow
11.00 Coffee
11.30 Staying the course: evolution and survival
Chair: Michael Rasell, BEARR Trustee
Anna Garchakova, Belarusian Children’s Hospice, Minsk
Arkady Tyurin, Director, ‘Put Domoi’ (The Road Home), St Petersburg
12.30 Buffet lunch
13.45 Embracing change: new directions, new mechanisms
Chair: Marcia Levy, BEARR Trustee
Anna Bitova. Centre for Curative Pedagogics, Moscow
Nino Dvalidze, Vice-Rector of Ilia State University, Tbilisi; Director of its Child Development Unit
14.45 Tea
15.15 New directions: technology, format and funding
Chair: Robert Scallon, BEARR Trustee
Charles Buxton, INTRAC, Bishkek
Yaroslav Minkin, STAN, Ukraine
16.15 Concluding session:
Chair: Nicola Ramsden, BEARR Trustee
16.30 Close and networking reception

Participants are invited to stay after the conference to enjoy a glass of wine and further opportunities for networking.

* in the countries BEARR deals with: Russia, Ukraine, Belarus. Moldova, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan.

For details of the speakers at the conference, click here.