What are the current global, regional, and country level mechanisms for humanitarian coordination? How can NGOs contribute to and influence both the established and the new coordination models in the humanitarian sector? And how can NGOs engage in the different fora and consortia aiming to collectively strengthen humanitarian response?
The 2016 World Humanitarian Summit reiterated the importance of improving coordination mechanisms among humanitarian actors and organizations to better meet people’s immediate needs, while also improving resilience and reducing vulnerability, promoting a “new way of working” together with the development community.
In the coming months, PHAP and the International Council of Voluntary Agencies (ICVA) will organize a new series of live online learning sessions exploring these questions and others around the topic of humanitarian coordination and the role of NGOs in coordination mechanisms. The dates for all six events have been announced so you can now register to participate.
This new series will follow the format of the previous series organized together with ICVA on humanitarian financing, with each event accompanied by a short whiteboard video and followed by a briefing paper. The stream will specifically target NGO staff, including field, policy and HQ staff, but all sessions are open to anyone interested in knowing more about the different aspects of the humanitarian coordination architecture.
The overall objective will be for humanitarian practitioners and organizations to have a stronger understanding of the various humanitarian coordination mechanisms, and be able to better strategically engage in them at the country, regional, and global level.
Read more and register for the six upcoming sessions
- 20 July 2017 NGO fora and consortia from local to global
- 14 September 2017 OCHA and NGOs in humanitarian coordination
- 5 October 2017 The New Way of Working: What does it mean for NGOs?
- 9 November 2017 NGOs in government-led and refugee coordination contexts