Learning Stream on Humanitarian Coordination: Alternative models for humanitarian coordination
Each humanitarian crisis requires a specific response, which could benefit from alternative coordination mechanisms. The increasing critique of relying on a centralized, one-size-fits-all approach, coupled with the increased capacity of many governments to lead coordination efforts has led to the emergence of new coordination models, responding to specific needs through innovative mechanisms.
Needs and responses are different depending on the context. For instance, national governments may have a greater role in the coordination of a disaster relief operation on its own territory, with each government operationalizing different coordination structures. The increased prevalence of humanitarian response in urban contexts also questions the relevance of the current coordination mechanisms.
The sixth online session of PHAP’s and ICVA’s learning stream on humanitarian coordination will explore these additional coordination mechanisms, in which all actors play an important precise role according the specificities of each crisis. Join us on 16 November in the presentation and discussion of such models.
- Knowledge of government-led coordination mechanisms in disaster contexts
- Awareness of emerging area-based coordination mechanisms, for instance, in urban crises and of the refugee coordination model
- Familiarity with sources of information on different coordination mechanisms
Thursday, 16 November 2017
|New York:||04:30 - 07:00|
|London:||09:30 - 11:00|
|Geneva:||10:30 - 12:00|
|Amman:||11:30 - 13:00|
|Nairobi:||12:30 - 14:00|
|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/16nov2017/register
- Saavedra, L. & Knox-Clarke, P., “Working together in the field for effective humanitarian response,” ALNAP Background Paper for 30th ALNAP Annual Meeting, February 2015
- REDLAC, “Guide for Governments 2011: How the international humanitarian system supports government disaster response,” Inter-Agency Working Group on Risk, Emergency and Disasters for Latin America and the Caribbean (REDLAC), 2011
- ALNAP, CRS & UNHCR, “Area-based Programming and Coordination Approaches to Urban Response,” Urban Webinar Transcript, July 2015
- IRC, “Humanitarian Crises in Urban Areas: Are Area-Based Approaches to Programming and Coordination the Way Forward?,” International Rescue Committee (IRC), 2015
- ICVA, "Refugee Coordination Model," NGO Coordination Resource Centre, 2013
- Sphere India's website
To be announced soon
Executive Director, PHAP
Senior Policy Officer – Humanitarian Coordination, ICVA
PHAP Credentialing Program
Understanding the Humanitarian Ecosystem
The event will address some aspects of segments 2.2 and 3.2 of the certification assessment outline.
Learning stream on humanitarian coordination
As part of the learning stream on humanitarian coordination, this event will be the sixth 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:
- NGO fora and consortia at phap.org/20jul2017
- OCHA and NGOs at phap.org/14sep2017
- The New Way of Working at phap.org/5oct2017
Geneva Humanitarian Connector
This event is made possible by ICVA and through the Geneva Humanitarian Connector, an initiative of PHAP supported by the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs.