The Future of Humanitarian Action

Writing the next chapter

The number and severity of humanitarian crises are growing around the world. More people are displaced from their homes than at any time since World War II. And with a rapidly changing climate, more migration, conflict, pandemics, and natural disasters are expected. In this context, is the humanitarian system that exists today fit-for-purpose? This series brings together thought leaders from around the world to discuss the pressing humanitarian issues, and to look at the ways we must build our future together.

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2020 Hilton Humanitarian Prize Ceremony

2020 Hilton Humanitarian Prize Ceremony


Conversation series

There has never been a more important time to discuss the future of humanitarian action. Sector leaders join Devex journalists for impact-driven conversations on the tactics and issues at the heart of humanitarian action today.

Conversation 1: Decolonizing humanitarian aid

September 17, 2020

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Conversation 2: The fintech revolution powering the future of humanitarian aid

October 7, 2020

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Conversation 3: Breaking the Cycle: Gang violence as a humanitarian issue

October 20, 2020

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The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation was created in 1944 by international business pioneer Conrad N. Hilton, who founded Hilton Hotels and left his fortune to help individuals throughout the world living in poverty and experiencing disadvantage. The Foundation invests in 11 program areas, including providing access to safe water, supporting transition age foster youth, ending chronic homelessness, hospitality workforce development, disaster relief and recovery, helping young children affected by HIV and AIDS, and supporting the work of Catholic sisters. In addition, following selection by an independent international jury, the Foundation annually awards the $2 million Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize to a nonprofit organization doing extraordinary work to reduce human suffering.