Panel Discussion: The Impact of Bank De-risiking on Nonprofit Organizations and their Beneficiaries in Conflict Areas

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Please join the CSIS Human Rights Initiative, Charity and Security Network, and The Humanitarian Forum for the launch of a series of country case studies on de-risking in conflict zones. During this event, expert panelists will discuss the findings of the country case studies, with a focus on Syria, Yemen, Somalia, and Palestine.


Global financial institutions are increasingly terminating or restricting relationships with U.S. nonprofit organizations (NPOs), financial intermediaries, and local organizations in various regions of the world, a trend called “de-risking.” This practice, combined with a complex terror environment, poses enormous challenges to organizations working to deliver aid in areas that need it most, as well as to government policies centered around financial institutions. As work progresses towards finding solutions for NPOs' financial access difficulties, it is integral to ensure that these solutions have a global reach. At the same time, efforts are being made to document the consequences of de-risking of foreign NPOs and their beneficiaries.


* Stuart Gordon

Assistant Professor in Managing Humanitarianism and Program Director, International Development and Humanitarian Emergencies, London School of Economics


* Tracey Durner

Senior Analyst, Global Center on Cooperative Security


Event Date: 
Monday, May 7, 2018