Day 4 - Healing solidarity Conference

Day 4 has concluded. You can see what we heard below and still get the recordings by contributing to the conference below. Check your email for the latest links and pop into the Healing Solidarity Collective for reflections and support.

Thank you for joining us again today. 

 If you are realising that you would like to spend a little more time with these talks remember you can make a contribution to support the production of this conference and get access to recordings and ongoing conversations about the conference themes and ideas.


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Audio Downloadable Access

Not able to listen to all of the talks you are interested in during the week of the conference? Want the downloads for personal use to listen later when you have more time?

Contribute at least £15 - less than £1 a talk - to support the production of this conference and we will give you access to downloadable MP3 audio files for all of the talks. Plus, we will give you access to each day's workbook in one place so you can refer back to them as you engage with the talks.

Contribution of £8 or more (Suggested amount £15)


Audio & Video Download Access

If you want downloadable access to the conference videos as well audio, for personal use, then this is for you.

When you contribute at least £35 to support the conference we'll give you access to

  • Downloadable MP3 audio and MP4 video files for all of the talks
  • specially expanded workbooks
  • transcripts of all the talks.

Contribution of £28 or more (Suggested amount £35)


Root System:
Organisational Download Access

This is for organisations who want to share these conversations with their staff, partners, volunteers or students. For a contribution of at least £300 to support this work you'll receive everything:

  • Downloadable MP3 audio and MP4 video files for all of the talks
  • specially expanded workbooks
  • Additional Workbook for Organisations including suggestions about how to use the questions emerging from the conference in organisations and groups.
  • transcripts of all the talks
  • A conversation (with Mary Ann) to think through how to use these materials with your organisations.

We are suggesting a contribution of £300 for this to help support the development and production of this conference. If you are a large organisation with many staff, students or volunteers, please consider contributing more. If you are a small organisation and this cost is prohibitive for you, please get in touch to discuss a reduced rate. For this amount or more we are also able to invoice your organisation for payment.
Please email if that's something you'd like us to do.

Contribution of £300

On Day 4 we heard....

Mary Jane N. Real

In this talk you'll hear:

  • About co-leadership as a model for supporting one another to lead sustainably
  • How an emergent learning approach is helping UAF Asia and Pacific practice a culture of giving and sharing
  • Why caring for ourselves and each other can be something we avoid
  • Why relationships and how we build them are critical.

Mary Jane N. Real is the Co-Lead of Urgent Action Fund for Women's Human Rights Asia & Pacific (UAF A&P), a newly established organisation that provides rapid response grants and supports women and non-binary human rights defenders at risk in Asia and the Pacific. She is a founding member and former Coordinator of the Women Human Rights Defenders International Coalition. A lawyer and a long-time advocate for women's human right. she has worked with various international, regional and national organisations and initiatives in different capacities including as current Board member of Front Line Defenders and Jass Associates.

Hitendra Solanki

In this talk you'll hear:

  • Why mindfulness and self-awareness are important strategies for humanitarians
  • Why building these practices takes time
  • That specific frameworks for wellbeing are often lacking in humanitarian organisations
  • How the 'cluster model' promotes an integrated approach to wellbeing.

Hitenrda Solanki works on humanitarian wellbeing and mindfulness through Simply Mindful and related PhD research at London South Bank University. He supports humantarian agencies with mindfulness and wellbeing training. Please note he has recently left Action Against Hunger UK.

You can find him on LinkedIn here and on Twitter here.

Pip Bennett

In this talk you'll hear:

  • Why supervision could be an important tool in 'aid' and 'development' settings
  • Some ideas about how it could work
  • Reflections on the challenges with different approaches to supervision
  • About the importance of reflective spaces in our work.

Pip Bennett is a feminist mother from Aotearoa New Zealand. She works with young people and women and is interested in design for social innovation.

You can find her on Instagram here.

Today's Live Conversation

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1 pm GMT

"Development is Dignity...or it is nothing"

Jonathan Glennie in conversation with Mary Ann Clements'

Everyone is welcome to join this session

Curious about the final day's line up?


Live conference Wrap up Session with Swatee Deepak and Mary Ann Clements at 10 am


No new talks on Friday this year but at 10 am GMT (UK time) Swatee and I will be reflecting on the week and on next steps for all of us over on our live Crowdcast event here.