Co-CEO of IsraAID Voni Glick (left) (Photo/Courtesy of IsraAid)
Co-CEO of IsraAID Voni Glick (left) (Photo/Courtesy of IsraAid)

IsraAid launches Bay Area professionals network with lecture series on humanitarian aid

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The Bay Area office of IsraAid will launch its Humanitarian Professionals Network next month, kicking off with a lecture series on global humanitarian aid and disaster relief. The eight-part program begins Tuesday, Sept. 17, with Voni Glick, co-CEO of IsraAid, delivering a lecture titled “How to Respond Like the World Depends on It: The IsraAid Methodology.” Glick will speak in San Francisco and Palo Alto. Additional lectures will take place in October, focusing on disaster relief, using a case study from IsraAid’s experience in Venezuela.

Over the course of his career, Glick has spearheaded humanitarian missions around the world, including in the Philippines, Sierra Leone and Nepal.

The Humanitarian Professionals Network is an international collective concerned with local and global humanitarian aid, and with IsraAid’s recovery work. Members receive briefings and trainings on humanitarian relief, international development and disaster response topics from Israeli experts. Founded in 2001, IsraAid has done emergency rescue and recovery work in 50 countries, helping disaster-stricken regions with medical care, water and sanitation, education and other forms of humanitarian aid.

Glick will speak twice on Sept. 17: at 8:30 a.m. at the Kaiser Family Foundation, 185 Berry St., S.F., and at 7 p.m. at the Oshman Family JCC, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto. He will also speak at 11 a.m. Sept. 19 in an online webinar. To register, go to