Innovation Series - New Information Technologies and Humanitarian Security: An Interview with Raquel Vazquez Llorente

Release Date: 
Monday, August 10, 2015
Raquel Vazquez Llorente

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In this episode, ATHA's Julia Brooks speaks with Raquel Vazquez Llorente, Researcher at the European Interagency Security Forum (EISF). They discuss changes in the operational environment and security risks for humanitarian actors, organizational responses to humanitarian action in insecure settings, and the implications of new information and communications technologies for humanitarian acceptance.

More on Raquel Vazquez Llorente: At EISF, Raquel coordinates projects and conducts research to help humanitarian organisations gain safer access to communities affected by conflict and emergencies. She is also a member of the Justice Rapid Response Roster for the rapid deployment of experts in war crimes and mass atrocities investigations. Prior to joining EISF, Raquel worked in Libya, Israel, Bangladesh, Cambodia and the UK for different humanitarian and human rights organisations, and in two international prosecutions, the UN-backed Khmer Rouge Tribunal (as a Planethood Foundation Fellow) and the International Criminal Court. Raquel graduated from Universidad Carlos III de Madrid in Law and Business Administration with summa cum laude distinction in criminal law, and qualified as a lawyer in 2011. She conducted part of her studies in La Sorbonne (Paris, France) and Singapore Management University (Singapore).

More on EISF: The European Interagency Security Forum (EISF) is a member-led security network of European-based NGOs, which exists to share best practice, provide peer support and produce practical research for security risk management in the humanitarian sector. EISF is committed to improving the safety and security of relief operations and staff, and does so by strengthening risk management to allow greater access to crisis-affected populations.

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