Learning Stream on Humanitarian Coordination: NGO fora and consortia from local to global

Aiming collectively for strengthened humanitarian coordination and response from local to global level, we are witnessing the increasing relevance of NGO fora and consortia at national, regional and global levels. Understanding how these fora and consortia function, and how NGOs can engage in these structures, was the topic of the third session of the learning stream on humanitarian coordination, jointly organized by ICVA and PHAP.

In this session, participants were provided with examples of good practice of NGO-led fora and consortia, highlighting the challenges and opportunities to engage for both local and international NGOs. Guest experts explored their added value, and answered live questions from participants throughout the session.

Read the written responses to the follow-up questions by the guest experts

Read the interview with Raphael Gorgeu from ICVA on the main aspects and value of NGO collective work

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Closed captions available in English

Sous-titré en français

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Session recording (audio podcast)

Introductory whiteboard video

Learning objectives

  • Understanding of the concept and diverse role of NGO fora and consortia
  • Knowledge of the different forms of NGO fora and consortia
  • Familiarity with the main NGO-led fora and consortia of international and regional relevance
  • Awareness of the added value and trends for NGOs to engage in such fora and consortia
  • Familiarity with sources of information on NGO-led fora and consortia

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.

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Raphael Gorgeu

Director of Programme and Policy, ICVA

Rolla Hinedi

Media and Advocacy Manager and Head of the Gaziantep Office in Turkey, Syria Relief

Abdurahman Sharif

Director, Somalia NGO Consortium

Pansy Tun Thein

Executive Director, Local Resource Centre



Angharad Laing

Executive Director, PHAP

Emmanuelle Osmond

Senior Policy Officer – Humanitarian Coordination, ICVA


PHAP Credentialing Program

Understanding the Humanitarian Ecosystem
This event can help you prepare for the PHAP Credentialing Program certification in Understanding the Humanitarian Ecosystem.

In particular, the event addresses segment 3.2 of the certification assessment outline. It also addresses some aspects of segments 1.5, 2.5, and 2.6.

Read more about the PHAP Credentialing Program

Learning stream on humanitarian coordination

As part of the learning stream on humanitarian coordination, this event was the third session of six live interactive online learning events that ICVA and PHAP have organized 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.

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.

July 20th, 2017 10:30 AM   through   6:00 AM

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