Peace Day Philly
20 September 2023
6:00 PM EDT
What are warning signs, global and national, related to water access? How do water issues relate to conflicts between regions and countries as well as climate change across the planet? In this program, experts will speak to examples of current challenges related to water stress and access and ideas for enabling equitable access to water.
Michael Collins, Executive Director, The Americas, Institute for Economics and Peace – Responsible for expanding IEP’s presence and impact in the Americas and the adoption of IEP’s Positive Peace Framework as an evidence-based tool for effective peace-centered development.
Omar El Hattab, PhD, Senior Advisor | Water, Sanitation and Hygiene | Emergency Programme Division, UNICEF – With nearly 30 years of experience in the WASH Sector, Omar is currently holding the position of Senior Advisor, WASH in Emergency with UNICEF Programme Division, New York and heading the WASH in Emergency and Fragile Contexts Unit within the WASH Section.
Christine Serwan, Special Projects Senior Associate, Charity Water – Christine Serwan is a Special Projects Senior Associate at charity: water, working on their remote sensors and donor travel programs. She is based in the Philadelphia area and has an extensive background in community and international development, with a Masters of Public Administration from Rutgers University.