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Learning Stream on Humanitarian Coordination: OCHA and NGOs in humanitarian coordination

Event information

Time and Date

14 Sep 2017, 10:30-12:00

Participation

Public: Upon registration

Remote participation possible

Event format

Briefing/ lecture/ panel discussion

Language

English

Description

The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) aims to achieve greater coherence, complementarity, and efficiency of humanitarian response by mobilizing and coordinating humanitarian actors through different coordination mechanisms. NGOs undertake a vital role in these various structures.

On 14 September, PHAP and ICVA will organize the fourth online session of their learning stream on humanitarian coordination, focusing on NGO challenges and opportunities to engage with OCHA in an effective and meaningful way. Participants will be provided with an overview of OCHA’s main focus areas, highlighting the differences of NGO engagement with OCHA country offices in different regions, and exploring lessons already learnt by NGOs.

Read more about the event and register now at https://phap.org/14sep2017

 

Learning objectives

  • Knowledge of OCHA’s mandate and key focus areas
  • Familiarity with NGO entry points to engage with OCHA’s coordination mechanisms
  • Awareness of the differences per region and the effect of field realities on NGOs’ engagement with OCHA country offices
  • Familiarity with sources of information on NGO engagement with OCHA

 

Event time

Thursday, 14 September 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/14sep2017/register

 

Recommended resources

  • OCHA, “Coordination,” UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)
  • OCHA, “Partnerships with NGOs,” UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)

 

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 fourth 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. In particular, the event will address segment 3.1 and 3.2 of the certification assessment outline. It will also address some aspects of segments 1.5, 2.3, and 2.5. Read 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.