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Exploring trust at the CHS Alliance HHR Conference

31 October 2019

The CHS Alliance, a global alliance of humanitarian and development organisations committed to making aid work better for people, held their annual Humanitarian HR (HHR) Conference in Antwerp, Belgium from 2nd to 4th October. More than 90 humanitarian HR professionals attended. CHS Alliance co-organised the event with Humentum and Cigna was proud to be a supporting partner.

This year’s conference centred on trust; more specifically, building trust in people, in organisations and in the sector. It examined how humanitarian HR professionals could be at the forefront of driving positive cultural change within their organisations.

Key note speakers Christine Williamson (Duty of Care International), Faye Ekong (RavelWorks Africa) and Frances Longley (CARE International UK) all spoke about different aspects of trust. The conference also included various breakout sessions on topics such as building trust, code of conducts, and security risk management.

Following the conference, Cigna invited the participants for a guided walking tour in the city of Antwerp and a networking cocktail at Cigna NGO Health Benefit’s headquarters. To raise awareness of the global stress epidemic, the Cigna NGO team helped attendees create their personal stress portrait with Cigna’s newly launched stress care platform. The stress care platform was created to visualise the impact of stress, both mental and physical, and to help people create a plan to manage their stress.