Humanitarians operate in a constantly changing environment. New emergencies, technological evolutions, and changing political landscapes constantly pose new challenges and prompt new approaches for humanitarian action.
In many parts of the world, respect for humanitarian principles is eroding and so too is the NGOs’ space to operate. The humanitarian community struggles to keep up with the multiple reforms, initiatives and discussions that are happening at the global policy level and at the regional and country levels.
In this context, we are happy to announce a new learning stream organized jointly by ICVA and PHAP on "Navigating Change." This learning stream provides a platform for NGOs and others actors to better understand changes affecting the humanitarian sector.
The ICVA-PHAP Learning Streams create a space for the broader humanitarian community to come together and discuss these changes, learn from one another, and share solutions. The “Navigating Change” Learning Stream includes a series of six webinars, the first of which kicks off on 8 November 2018, in addition to briefing papers and other resources.
The “Navigating Change” Learning Stream provides NGO staff, including field, policy and headquarter staff an opportunity to:
- have an overview on the global-level policy discussions on humanitarian action;
- explore the avenues available for humanitarian actors to engage in policy discussions at global, regional and country levels;
- understand what such a changing landscape means for them;
- hear from different actors working on these issues on how to build synergies;
- understand the challenges, the risks and opportunities for principled and effective humanitarian action, especially at the country and regional levels;
- become acquainted with the efforts underway to help NGOs and other actors navigate change;
- share lessons learned, best practices from different contexts with the wider NGO and humanitarian community.
ICVA-PHAP Learning Streams are open to anyone interested in improving their understanding of the changing humanitarian landscape.
Read more about future sessions in this series by following the link below.
Topic One -Localization: Perspectives on change