Representatives from Atlanta non-governmental and humanitarian organizations who use the French language in their profession will talk with area high school and university French classes about eld work in the Caribbean, West and North Africa, parts of Asia and other regions. The presentations will give students a broader understanding of humanitarian affairs and showcase how learning a second language opens exciting career paths at home and abroad.
The documentary film “Triage: Dr Orbinski’s Humanitarian Dilemma” follows the powerful odyssey of James Orbinski, a humanitarian, Nobel Peace Prize-winning doctor, and former head of Doctors Without Borders, as he returns to Africa to ponder the meaning of his life’s work and the value of helping others.
During this one-day forum which unites French and American NGOs and health experts, experts will touch on medical commodities, the use of pre-packed kits and the opportunity for collaboration between corporations and humanitarian organizations. They will also explore the connection between Atlanta-based programming and organizations with global humanitarian logistics programming.