The United Nations and its partners are scaling up their response to the recent earthquake in Nepal. A needs assessement is being rapidly undertaken and the resulting Flash Appeal was launched on Wednesday 29 April.

The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN OCHA) together with PHAP hosted a webinar on 30 April 2015 specifically for private sector entities wishing to engage. Colleagues in Nepal presented the current situation, priority needs identified in the Flash Appeal, and provided guidance on how to contribute or collaborate in the coordinated relief efforts.


Andy Andrea Andy Andrea has more than 25 years of experience in humanitarian related fields. He currently leads the Private Sector Section of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. He began his career in a Parliamentary Consultancy before joining one of the UK's largest development charities in the early 1990s. He developed their press and publications products before launching the organisation's first internet based communications strategy. He transferred to the United Nations where he created partnerships between humanitarian agencies, companies and governments to develop and launch the first ever web based humanitarian information management tools. Andy then helped launch the worlds leading independent armed conflict mediation mediation organisation, the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue, where he was Director of Communications for 12 years. In 2011 he became Associate Director at the World Economic Forum developing sessions for Davos and facilitating world leaders and experts from all sectors of society to address risks and other global challenges.
Daniel Gilman Daniel Gilman is a Humanitarian Affairs Officer in the Regional Partnerships Unit of The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN OCHA) Office for Asia and the Pacific (ROAP). He supports strategic and operational engagement with private sector, civil society organizations, as well as governments and regional organizations, with a focus on South Asia. Formerly he worked in the Policy Analysis and Innovation Section of UN OCHA. He worked on promoting the development of humanitarian innovations in the wider humanitarian system and within OCHA, as well as other emerging policy issues. He was on the team that produced the OCHA policy report “Humanitarianism in the Network Age”, and looked at a range of issues including information security and privacy in humanitarian emergencies, the use of UAVs in humanitarian emergencies, and approaches to financing humanitarian research and development. He previously worked for the UN Department of Political Affairs.

Event host

Angharad Laing Angharad Laing is the Executive Director of the International Association of Professionals in Humanitarian Assistance and Protection (PHAP), the only individual-based professional association bringing together all parts of the humanitarian sector.


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