The Future of Humanitarianism with Aarathi Krishnan


Humanitarianism, Humanitarianism, Humanitarianism,

I dare you to say it out loud three times… I’ve gone cross-eyed!

Jokes aside, meeting Aarathi Krishnan to discuss the future of humanitarianism in Geneva was both inspirational and thought-provoking.

Aarathi heritage is a fusion from Sir Lanka, Australia and India, now Geneva-based thought-leader focussed on the reimagining of social change. She’s the Humanitarian Futures and Strategic Foresight Advisor at the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. So she’s absolutely the right person to speak on this topic.

“We can not any longer make assumptions about people’s needs, their desires and how they choose to live their lives – we have to have them there at the table.” Aarathi Krishnan

Mike asked “What is humanitarianism?” 

And “how does the future of humanitarianism look?”

“We need to reimagine what ‘being developed’ looks like “Indigenous culture in all parts of the world can teach us so much about sustainable living, regenerative living. Yet we assume that that knowledge isn’t helpful or has no value because it isn’t fulfilling the Northern stereotype of what knowledge and education is.” Aarathi Krishnan

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