Recording now available − Coordination and Implementation Challenges in Camp Management

If you missed the PHAP and CCCM webinar on 9 September, you can now access the recordings and complete the online consultation survey on the draft Camp Management Standards. 

On 9 September, PHAP together with the Global Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM) Cluster organized an online clinic to discuss the challenges faced in camp management and how the draft Camp Management Standards can help to address these. During this webinar, participants had the opportunity to listen to experienced Camp Managers who have been involved in the standards development process whose final draft form version is now available for a final round of reviews. 

Jennifer Kvernmo, CCCM and Protection Capacity Building Coordinator, started off the session with a brief overview of the Standards and the development process thus far. Taking the Standards as the starting point, the event then continued to look at camp management scenarios submitted by participants beforehand where speakers − Veronica Costarelli, CCCM Program Support Officer (Syrian Cross-Border Humanitarian Response), IOM Turkey; Dher Hayo, Global CCCM Cluster Coordinator; Kate Holland, CCCM Cluster Coordinator, Iraq; and Thomas Stork, Global Emergency Specialist, EMPACT, Danish Refugee Council (DRC) – provided their advice and discussed best practice. The five types of challenges discussed were:

Decongesting overcrowded camps and how to best go about communicating to camp residents about this.
Camp managers’ relationship with governments and armed actors. 
Community participation and inclusion in camp management.
Tensions with host communities and different types of issues related to land ownership.
Coordination with partners in camp settings.

The webinar also launched an online consultation survey for humanitarian practitioners to provide their views on the final draft of the Standards. The Camp Management Standards have been completed based on consultations with camp managers and residents. Practitioners who work in Camp Management or in a related areas  are encouraged to review the final draft of the Standards and ensure that they reflect the needs of the humanitarian sector. You can review the final draft and provide your views by the deadline, 27 September.

Additionally, during the event, participants answered a number of polls about their recommendations for how to respond to the types of challenges discussed. Find a selection of the recommendations submitted by participants on the event page.

If you missed this event, you can now access video recordings and audio podcasts versions of the session on the event page.

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