Free or low cost Community Events and college courses are intended to provide background on the yearly topic and to touch on areas related to the February Conference that may not be covered in its three-day format. The views of our presenters are their own and may not represent those of the Camden Conference.
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International Aid Work in the Democratic Republic of the Congo: local perspectives and unintended consequences
February 9, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm EST
Camden resident, Marisa Lloyd, has worked with various NGOs and UN agencies in Congolese refugee camps and in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) since 2007. Marisa is currently the U.S. Representative and International Coordinator for H.O.P.E. Congo, a Congolese organization focused on post-conflict recovery and development in southeastern DRC. She holds a MA degree in African Studies from UCLA and a MA from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.
Marisa will discuss international aid work in the DRC from a do-no-harm perspective that will question common practices amongst international organizations on Tuesday, February 9, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. at the Camden Public Library. This event is free and open to all.
Hosted by the Camden Public Library, this event is offered as a free community event in in anticipation of the 29th Annual Camden Conference: The New Africa, February 19-21, 2016.