Join PHAP and ICVA for a webinar on risk management in humanitarian action
Humanitarian organizations need to consider how to balance management of the risks inherent to the work with the desire to reach people in need in the most difficult contexts.
The discipline of risk management is not new, and there has already
been a significant amount of work to translate risk management practice
and tools for use in humanitarian operations. Despite this, humanitarian
organizations continue to struggle with applying risk management in
their decision-making process.
On 21 November, ICVA and PHAP will organize a first webinar in a
series aimed at exploring the current state of risk management in the
humanitarian sector. This webinar will introduce the concept of risk
management and provide an overview of the particular challenges to apply
this in humanitarian work. As part of framing how these challenges can
be overcome, we will hear from practitioners sharing their experiences
of how risk management is carried out in local and international NGOs,
as well as UN agencies.
Participants in the webinar will learn about the need to balance
management of the risks inherent to the work with the desire to reach
people in need in the most difficult contexts. They will also learn
about the importance of developing an organizational culture that
understands risk management as a discipline that cuts across all levels
of an organization.
This webinar is part of the “Navigating Change”
Learning Stream which includes webinars, briefing papers, and other
resources on how NGOs are managing changing global, regional, and
national contexts for humanitarian response.