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TEDxWasedaU - Masako Yonekawa - Does aid REALLY help people?

Do good wills always translate into goodness? Speaking from her years of experience as a humanitarian aid worker, Ms Masako Yonekawa will lead us to look at humanitarian aid from a new perspective, examine what have gone wrong, and propose her simple and ingenuitive solutions on how to improve the situation. Masako Yonekawa had worked in UNHCR as a humanitarian aid worker countries such as Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Sudan and Republic of Congo. She was the Executive Assistant to the High Commissioner in Geneve (Headquarter), Emergency Response Team Leader in Chad, Indonesia and South Sudan, and Head of Field Office in Goma, DRC. She serves as Visiting Senior Adviser at JICA as well as Researcher at Human Rights Watch. Her publication includes A Critical Analysis of South African Peacemaking~ How can another deadly conflict in the African Great Lakes region be prevented in the future? (2011), The Worst Conflict in the World,Congo ~the country that has everything but peace (in Japanese) (2010) In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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