Learning Stream on Humanitarian Coordination: The humanitarian coordination architecture at country and regional levels
What are the humanitarian coordination mechanisms at country and regional levels? In the second online session of the learning stream on humanitarian coordination, jointly organized by PHAP and ICVA, guest experts will explore the coordination mechanisms available at country level and the existing regional structures.
The session will explore the function of various country-level humanitarian coordination structures and actors, including the Humanitarian Coordinator (HC) role, the Humanitarian Country Teams (HCTs), and the cluster approach at national and sub-national levels, highlighting the strengths and limitations of these structures.
Participants will be provided with recommendations on how NGOs can better engage in these coordination mechanisms, and will also have an opportunity to ask questions.
- Knowledge of the different coordination mechanisms available at country and regional levels
- Familiarity with key actors at country level, and their main roles
- Awareness of the opportunities and challenges for NGOs to engage in country-level and regional-level coordination mechanisms
- Familiarity with sources of information on coordination structures at country and regional levels
Thursday, 22 June 2017
|New York:||04:30 - 06:00|
|London:||09:30 - 11:00|
|Geneva:||10:30 - 12:00|
|Amman:||11:30 - 13:00|
|Nairobi:||11:30 - 13:00|
|Bangkok:||15:30 - 17:00|
|Manila:||16:30 - 18:00|
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/22jun2017/register
- OCHA, “International Coordination Mechanisms,” UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)
- Humanitarian Response, “Clusters: Who does what?,” HumanitarianResponse.info
- IASC, “Guidance note on using the cluster approach to strengthen humanitarian response,” Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC), 24 November 2006
- ICVA, "NGOs & International Inter-Agency Humanitarian Coordination Architecture," NGO Coordination Resource Centre
- ALNAP's webpage on Humanitarian Leadership and Coordination
To be announced soon
Executive Director, PHAP
Senior Policy Officer – Humanitarian Coordination, ICVA
PHAP Credentialing Program
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, 2.2, and 2.3.
Learning stream on humanitarian coordination
As part of the learning stream on humanitarian coordination, this event will be the second 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.
Read more and register for the other upcoming events of PHAP's and ICVA's learning stream on humanitarian coordination:
- IASC and global humanitarian coordination at phap.org/31may2017
- NGO fora and consortia at phap.org/20jul2017
- OCHA and NGOs at phap.org/14sep2017
- The New Way of Working at phap.org/5oct2017
- Alternative models at phap.org/2nov2017
Geneva Humanitarian Connector
This event 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.