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Tej Dhami

Managing Director, The Change Coefficient

Tej Dhami is Managing Director at The Change Coefficient, a social impact andinvestment advisory. Tej is a finance and enterprise development expert withextensive experience in social enterprise incubation across developed anddeveloping markets. She leverages her experience as an investor to help clientsbuild strong investment cases and develop strong risk mitigation strategies. Tej ispassionate about applying the principles of finance to build collaborativesolutions to today’s most pressing problems.



12:35 pm


1:30 pm

Sustainability in Humanitarian Action

Pursuing community and risk-driven approaches for crisis resistance.

Whilst humanitarian aid and crisis response are primarily about short-term intervention, finding more sustainable solutions to this process has become an imperative for the humanitarian sector. The influx and subsequent withdrawal of international aid workers - and the financial support that comes with them - not onlymake it difficult to sustain crisis management and prevention but can also have an adverse effect on the local community in question (as was notably the case in Liberia). How can crisis management become more sustainable? Would the devolution of responsibilities produce a moreconsistent and culturally sensitive humanitarian response? Should we switch to a risk-driven model with a greaterfocus on crisis prevention? What mechanisms can be put in place to ensure a more reliable flow of humanitarianfinancing? This panel will explore approaches to better integrate regional organisations and leadership into thedesign, implementation and assessment of humanitarian responses alongside the role of risk-informed crisisresilience in developing strategies for crisis sustainability.