Learning Stream on Humanitarian Coordination: The IASC and the global humanitarian coordination architecture
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.
- 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
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
- OCHA, “International Coordination Mechanisms,” UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)
- Humanitarian Response, “Clusters: Who does what?,” HumanitarianResponse.info
- Emergency Directors Group (EDG), “IASC Emergency Directors Group 2016 Summary Report,” Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC), March 2017
- ICVA, "NGOs & International Inter-Agency Humanitarian Coordination Architecture," NGO Coordination Resource Centre
- IASC's website
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 of the certification assessment outline. It will also address some aspects of segments 1.2, 1.5, 2.3, and 3.2.
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:
- Humanitarian coordination at country and regional levels at phap.org/22jun2017
- 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.