Essays about: "Medécins Sans Frontières"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 11 essays containing the words Medécins Sans Frontières.

  1. 1. Learning organisations and the training of staff in management positions : A critical analysis of MSF Sweden and IFRC/the Swedish Red Cross

    University essay from Uppsala universitet/Teologiska institutionen

    Author : Maria Hammargren; [2021]
    Keywords : Interpersonal conflict; learning organisations; Senge; Médecins sans Frontières; MSF; International Federation of the Red Cross; IFRC;

    Abstract : To be a humanitarian aid worker [HAW] in the field entails working in a demanding environment, and in this milieu, interpersonal conflicts [IC] sometimes arise which may risk the entire project. The ones responsible for dealing with ICs, should they occur, are HAWs in management positions employed by various humanitarian organisations [HO]. READ MORE


    University essay from Umeå universitet/Umeå centrum för genusstudier (UCGS)

    Author : Anna Blideman; [2019]
    Keywords : gender; International Committee of the Red Cross ICRC ; innocence; Médecins Sans Frontières MSF ; vulnerability; womandchildren; women and children;

    Abstract : The aim of this study is to analyse how the concept of ‘women and children’ is represented bytwo humanitarian organisations; International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) andMédecins Sans Frontières (MSF). The analyses concludes that there is (still) an assumptionthat women have an inherent vulnerability and women are often described together with‘children’ as if they are one vulnerable group instead of two. READ MORE

  3. 3. Where’s Waddan? Missing Maps and cross-cultural voluntary engagement in ICT4D initiatives

    University essay from Malmö universitet/Fakulteten för kultur och samhälle (KS)

    Author : Joanna Keenan; [2019]
    Keywords : Communications; Development; ICT4D; Volunteering; Slacktivism; crowdsourcing; data; humanitarian; mapping;

    Abstract : In the wake of the Haiti earthquake response in 2010, crowdsourced humanitarian mapping has taken off, and today is considered an essential tool by many humanitarian agencies providing assistance in disaster-affected and under-resourced countries and contexts. But what happens when there is no information on a map to help agencies decide how to respond? If they cannot find roads to take to get there? If they do not know how many houses are in a village? What if the map is – missing?In response to this all-too-common problem, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), American Red Cross, British Red Cross and the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) created and launched Missing Maps in 2014. READ MORE

  4. 4. MSF and the Hippocratic Approach : a single case study on communication in the conflict of South Sudan

    University essay from Uppsala universitet/Statsvetenskapliga institutionen

    Author : Thomas Stahl; [2018]
    Keywords : MSF; Hippocratic; Do No Harm; conflict; marketization;

    Abstract : This thesis investigates Médécins Sans Frontières (MSF) communication in the setting of South Sudan. More precisely, the thesis investigates MSF’s engagement in a discussion regarding the potential harm NGOs, both other and themselves, might cause in terms of conflict dynamics. READ MORE

  5. 5. A new profile for non-profit actors? : Tracing marketization in Médecins Sans Frontières

    University essay from Uppsala universitet/Statsvetenskapliga institutionen

    Author : Adam Pärleros; [2018]
    Keywords : marketization; non-governmental organizations; private actor; Médecins sans frontières; coordination; cooperation;

    Abstract : This thesis engages in and contributes to the current debate of marketization on the potential consequences of the seemingly increasing marketization of non-governmental organizations and the emerge of for-profit actors in humanitarian work, focusing on one of the biggest actors in humanitarian aid; Médecines Sans Frontières (MSF). By interviewing three highly positioned representatives from the organization, examining a report on the matter as well as MSF website several aspects of marketization identified in the literature were searched for, such as: market language/concepts, commercialization, private sector funding and professionalization. READ MORE