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Learning Stream on Humanitarian Coordination: NGOs in government-led and refugee coordination contexts

Event information

Time and Date

9 Nov 2017, 10:30-12:00

Participation

Public: Upon registration

Remote participation possible

Event format

Briefing/ lecture/ panel discussion

Language

English

Description

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

 

Learning objectives

  • 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

 

Event time

Thursday, 9 November 2017, 10:30 - 12:00 (Geneva time)

To see when the live session will take place in your time zone, click here.

 

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

 

Recommended resources

 

Speakers

To be announced soon

 

Co-hosts

Angharad Laing

Executive Director, PHAP

Emmanuelle Osmond

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
This event will help you prepare for the PHAP Credentialing Program certification in Understanding the Humanitarian Ecosystem. The event will address some aspects of segments 2.2 and 3.2 of the certification assessment outlineRead more about the PHAP Credentialing Program

 

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.