Learning Stream on Humanitarian Coordination: The IASC and the global humanitarian coordination architecture

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What is the current global humanitarian architecture? What is the Inter Agency Standing Committee (IASC)? And how can NGOs engage in the various IASC coordination mechanisms? Join us on 31 May for the first online session of PHAP’s and ICVA’s new learning stream on humanitarian coordination.

Participants will be provided with an overview of IASC humanitarian coordination mechanisms at the country, regional, and global levels, followed by an opportunity for questions and answers.

The event will explore the current coordination structures, and the way for NGOs to engage in such structures, with a special focus on how the country-level and global-level mechanisms coordinate and feed into each other.

Learning objectives

  • Knowledge of the different IASC coordination structures at country, regional and global levels
  • Familiarity with key actors of the global humanitarian coordination system, and their main roles
  • Understanding of the cluster approach, its purpose and main features
  • Awareness of the main opportunities and challenges for NGOs to engage in coordination mechanism
  • Familiarity with sources of information on the humanitarian coordination structures

Event time

Wednesday, 31 May 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/31may2017/register

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Angharad Laing

Executive Director, PHAP

Emmanuelle Osmond

Senior Policy Officer – Humanitarian Coordination, ICVA


PHAP Credentialing Program

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

In particular, the event will address segment 3.1 of the certification assessment outline. It will also address some aspects of segments 1.2, 1.5, 2.3, and 3.2.

Read more about the PHAP Credentialing Program

Learning stream on humanitarian coordination

As part of the learning stream on humanitarian coordination, this event will be the first 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:

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.

May 31st, 2017 10:30 AM   through   12:00 PM

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