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Re-Alliance Radio

Re-Alliance Radio

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Re-Alliance is a coalition of field practitioners, policymakers, educators, community leaders and humanitarian and development workers, sharing skills and experience to grow the influence and impact of regeneration in the humanitarian and development sectors.

We ask the question, how can we create long-term resilience and abundance while responding to urgent need or crises?

Re-Alliance Radio explores themes of regeneration, alongside many special guests.
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Shifting Sands: the Changing Priorities in the Humanitarian Sector | Re-Alliance Radio
The Humanitarian sector can seem immovable, static and rigid in the way it works, while at the same time is ever moving and ever adapting in its priorities. How can a sector such as this rapidly adapt to the worsening climate crisis? In this episode, podcast host Juliet Millican welcomes Gareth Owen, the humanitarian director of Save the Children, and the initiator of the Humanitarian Leadership Academy. Juliet and Gareth explore and discuss Gareth's new book, 'When The Music's Over', and explore his experience working as a young aid worker in Somalia in 1993. Later in the episode, Juliet interviews a long time friend and associate of Gareth's, George Francis Iwa. George Francis is the director of CAFOMI - a leading local humanitarian organisation in Uganda. “We need to think radically differently if we’re going to sustain our existence together, in harmony with our planet - our only home.” - Gareth Owen
August 11, 2022
Catching, Storing and Using Grey Water and Rainwater in Camps and Settlements | Re-Alliance Radio with Shaher Abdullateef, Juliet Millican, and Richard Luff
A regenerative approach to camp and settlement design goes beyond the sustainable lens recommended in the Sphere guidelines. It aims to create an abundance of health and well-being of all inhabitants, while ensuring any interventions have a positive impact on the land they are settled in, and biodiversity. This includes managing water and water disposal effectively, replenishing soil and vegetation, and providing people with access to green spaces and fresh food they can grow themselves. In areas of limited rainfall and high temperatures, nearly all food crops will need additional irrigation water to supplement rainfall. Water is heavy to transport so growing areas should be sited close to identified water sources. In this podcast, we explore guidelines that Re-Alliance developed alongside partners, showcasing tools and techniques for catching, storing and using Grey water and Rainwater in camps and settlements. We welcome three people who have worked together to create a set of guidelines focussed on harvesting rainwater and grey water: Juliet Millican, the coordinator of the Re-Alliance team, and an educator and researcher exploring participatory and community-based learning in situations of conflict and displacement, Shaher Abdulateef, the Director of Syrian Academic Expertise and an agronomist with a research focus on Food Security and Livelihoods in Syria. Shaher and SAE recently worked with Re-Alliance to train communities in Northwest Syria in effective water use in agriculture, and, Richard Luff, a humanitarian practitioner who has worked with a number of large NGOs and agencies, with a speciality in water harvesting.
May 19, 2022
Politics of Permaculture | Re-Alliance Radio with Terry Leahy
What can Permaculture teach us about the way we organise ourselves, politically? How can nature-inspired principles guide us in the way we govern? Join Terry Leahy, author of the book 'The Politics of Permaculture' (Pluto Press, 2021), to discuss the transformative power of Permaculture applied to social spaces. Terry Leahy is an author, Permaculture practitioner and sociologist, who has lectured at the School of Social Sciences in the University of Newcastle, Australia.  
March 23, 2022
Collaborative Learning & Unlocking Traditional Knowledge of Place | Re-Alliance Radio with Rosemary Morrow and Precious Phiri
How do you embed nature-inspired principles into the way we teach? How do you help people to remember and connect with the wisdom and uniqueness of their Place? Join two fantastic women from regenerative movements - Rosemary Morrow and Precious Phiri - to explore some of these questions and more. Rosemary Morrow is a Permaculture practitioner, teacher and trainer, author of 'The Earth User's Guide to Permaculture', and co-founding member of Permaculture For Refugees. Precious Phiri is a Holistic Land Management practitioner, teacher and trainer, and the Africa Coordinator of Regeneration International.
January 13, 2022
Integrating Regeneration into Humanitarian and Development Interventions | Re-Alliance Radio with Gisele Henriques, Sarah Queblatin, Ruth Andrade, Pru Waldorf, and Maurice Obuya
Introducing Re-Alliance Radio. Re-Alliance is a coalition of members bringing together field practitioners, educators, community leaders and humanitarian and development workers. We share skills and experiences to grow the influence and impact of Regeneration in humanitarian and development contexts. Alongside our members and partners, we highlight and pilot regenerative solutions, often in contexts of disaster or displacement. What's Regeneration got to do with it anyway? In Episode One of Re-Alliance Radio, some of our members help us answer this question. We hear from Gisele Henriques, Sarah Queblatin, Ruth Andrade, Pru Waldorf, and Maurice Obuya. Hosted by James Atherton.
December 10, 2021