Learning Stream on Humanitarian Coordination: NGOs in government-led and refugee coordination contexts | Geneva Humanitarian Connector
Learning Stream on Humanitarian Coordination: NGOs in government-led and refugee coordination contexts
Time and Date9 Nov 2017, 10:30-12:00
ParticipationPublic: Upon registration
Remote participation possible
Event formatBriefing/ lecture/ panel discussion
The humanitarian coordination learning stream has so far covered how NGOs engage and how NGO fora and consortia function in the international humanitarian coordination architecture at the global, regional and country levels.
The UN General Assembly Resolution A/RES/46/182 of 1991 states that “in a natural disaster and other emergencies occurring on its territory… the affected State has the primary role in the initiation, organization, coordination, and implementation of humanitarian assistance within its territory.” The increasing capacity of many governments to lead humanitarian coordination efforts, coupled with the growing critique of relying on an internationally led approach to humanitarian coordination means that NGOs are engaging even more with governments to provide humanitarian assistance.
Moreover, in the light of the refugee crises that we are currently witnessing around the world, another coordination model has become increasingly important for humanitarian practitioners and NGO staff: the Refugee Coordination Model (RCM). It provides a framework for humanitarian response in the context of a refugee crisis and links with broader humanitarian coordination structures and the IASC cluster system.
Join us on 9 November, in ICVA’s and PHAP’s sixth and last online session of the humanitarian coordination learning stream. The event will focus on how NGOs engage and interact with government-led coordination mechanisms and on NGOs role in the Refugee Coordination Model.
Read more about the event and register now at https://phap.org/9nov2017
- Knowledge of government-led coordination mechanisms in disaster contexts
- Awareness of emerging area-based coordination mechanisms, for instance, in urban crises and of the refugee coordination model
- Familiarity with sources of information on different coordination mechanisms
Thursday, 9 November 2017, 10:30 - 12:00 (Geneva time)
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Target audience and event access
The event is particularly targeted to those working in international and national NGOs engaged in humanitarian action, who are seeking for a stronger understanding of the various humanitarian coordination mechanisms. The event is also open to the public. In order to join the event, please register in advance at phap.org/9nov2017/register
- Saavedra, L. & Knox-Clarke, P., “Better together? The benefits and challenges of coordination in the field,” ALNAP Study, November 2015
- Saavedra, L. & Knox-Clarke, P., “Working together in the field for effective humanitarian response,” ALNAP Background Paper for 30th ALNAP Annual Meeting, February 2015
- REDLAC, “Guide for Governments 2011: How the international humanitarian system supports government disaster response,” Inter-Agency Working Group on Risk, Emergency and Disasters for Latin America and the Caribbean (REDLAC), 2011
- UNHCR Geneva, “UNHCR Refugee Coordination Model: Adaptation of UNHCR’s refugee coordination in the context of the Transformative Agenda”, November 2013
To be announced soon
Executive Director, PHAP
Senior Policy Officer – Humanitarian Coordination, ICVA
Learning stream on humanitarian coordination
As part of the learning stream on humanitarian coordination, this event will be the sixth session of six live interactive online learning events that ICVA and PHAP will organize in the coming months with the purpose of providing NGOs and humanitarian workers with a stronger understanding of the humanitarian coordination mechanisms at global, regional, and country levels.
These events will be organized in line with the aims of the Geneva Humanitarian Connector, an initiative of PHAP supported by the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs.
PHAP Credentialing Program
Understanding the Humanitarian Ecosystem
Geneva Humanitarian Connector
This event was made possible by ICVA and through the Geneva Humanitarian Connector, an initiative of PHAP supported by the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs.
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