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30 May 2018
On 24 May, ICVA and PHAP organized the second session of the learning stream on the humanitarian-development-peace nexus, which explored the role of the World Bank when working in conflict situations and fragile contexts, and how their approach has changed since the World Humanitarian Summit in 2016. The event featured presentations  from Xavier Devictor and Hannah George on the World Bank's approach in such contexts. Moreover, Lauren...
30 April 2018
On 12 April, ICVA and PHAP organized the first online session of their new learning stream on the humanitarian-development-peace nexus, with more than 300 live participants engaging in a discussion with guest experts Nina Nepesova (World Vision International), Priya Gajraj (UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Senegal), and Velina Stoianova (Médecins Sans Frontières). The event, titled The "nexus"...
5 April 2018
As part of its Online Learning Series on Humanitarian Law and Policy, on 27 March PHAP organized a session on the legal challenges related to UN peacekeepers operating in armed conflict. The session dealt with questions regarding the applicability of international humanitarian law (IHL) for peacekeepers, which rules of IHL are relevant for them, and how this applies to the recent attack in DRC, where 15 peacekeepers were killed and more than 50...
21 February 2018
  On 9 February, PHAP hosted the first event of 2018 of the Online Learning Series on Humanitarian Law and Policy, with a session on The language and logic of IHL: Common misconceptions, use, and misuse, gathering humanitarian and legal practitioners from all over the world. The event focused on the use and misuse of international humanitarian law (IHL) language by different actors in times of war and how this is often based on a lack of...
2 February 2018
We are pleased to announce the upcoming series of events in PHAP’s Humanitarian Law and Policy professional development track for 2018, taking place in Amman, Bangkok, Dubai, Geneva, and Nairobi. In each location, we will be organizing a three-day Core Professional Training on Humanitarian Law and Policy followed by a two-day Thematic Workshop. Each Thematic Workshop focuses in depth on a different issue of concern to humanitarian actors...
1 February 2018
As the number of people forced to flee their homes continues to climb, more and more practitioners are working in situations of humanitarian crisis involving the displacement of people, whether within one country or across international frontiers. Protecting basic rights in these contexts is a task fraught with multiple conceptual, ethical, legal, political, and operational challenges. To help unpack this complexity for humanitarian...
30 January 2018
Over the past year, the practitioner communities supporting the development of the PHAP Credentialing Program have been hard at work creating the new and updated certification assessments. Thanks to the contributions of hundreds of subject matter experts as well as the psychometricians involved in the drafting and review, the assessments are now ready to be “beta tested” to ensure that they will serve as a robust and trustworthy...
29 January 2018
Last year, PHAP and the International Council of Voluntary Agencies (ICVA) organized an online learning session that introduced the New Way of Working – a policy initiative aiming to overcome the humanitarian-development divide, which took off at the World Humanitarian Summit. Based on the large interest in this session from practitioners around the world, ICVA and PHAP have decided to organize a whole new series of live online learning...
28 January 2018
International humanitarian law (IHL) is a key framework for everyone operating in situations of armed conflict. PHAP will organize a webinar on 9 February to explore some of the pitfalls behind the misconceptions and misuses of certain IHL terms and discuss the potential consequences for humanitarian work. As the set of norms primarily meant to apply during armed conflicts, international humanitarian law (IHL) – also known as the law of...
23 December 2017
On 12 December, PHAP organized a briefing on Humanitarian Futures: Capacities for 21st century humanitarian organizations. The event featured presentations from Randolph Kent and Joanne Burke, creators of the Humanitarian Futures Platform, and Beris Gwynne from Incitāre, introducing the concept of the “humanitarian futures challenge” and discussing the capacities that humanitarian organizations will need to prepare for future. Beris...

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