Humanitarian Networks and Partnerships Weeks

HNPW 2024 (29 April - 10 May 2024)



United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)


Consultations, Hybrid (In person and Online Format)





The HNPW 2024 will be held in a hybrid format from 29 April to 10 May 2024.

The first week (29 April to 3 May) will be held remotely, the second week (6 to 10 May) will be organized face-to-face at the CICG in Geneva.

Over 60 humanitarian networks and partnerships will convene at the event to host meetings and collaborative sessions in nine Areas of Common Concern (AOCC). These are:

  • Accountability to Affected Population
  • Anticipatory Action
  • Climate Crisis
  • Emergency Response in a Pandemic
  • Inclusion
  • Integrating Security Risk Management in Humanitarian Action
  • Localization
  • Nexus
  • Organizational Culture and Power Relations

Face-to-face and hybrid sessions

Face-to-face sessions:

Check more information in the flyer:

Background materials:

Hybrid sessions:

  • Innovation, Partnership, and the Future of Humanitarian Response: Lessons from Ahlan Simsim, 30 Apr 24 12:00-13:00 
  • Advancing Climate Action and Humanitarian Assistance for a Sustainable Future, 6 May 24 09:00-10:30 UTC, Pleniere E
  • Unshackling the Humanitarian System: a more nuanced, flexible system focused on people, 7 May 2024, 09:00-10:30 UTC, Salle 1. On invitation only
  • Shared Innovations for Humanitarian: Leveraging Partnerships and Technologies to Response Disasters in the Era of Anthropocene, 8 May 24, 14:00-15:30 UTC, Espace telecom

Check out more information in the HPNW webpage.

Essential Resources
5 March 2024
Funding Well - A Path towards Values-aligned, Trust-Based Solidarity
Subject/ Humanitarian /
Funding well report

ICVA and the CHS Alliance have collaborated with their shared members to produce a report on funding practices, entitled “Funding Well.” This report is the fourth in a series that began with “Working Well” in 2020, followed by “Leading Well” in 2021, and most recently, “Governing Well” in 2022.

Leading Well
9 April 2021
Leading Well: Aid leader perspectives on staff well-being and organisational culture
Subject/ ICVA / Risk / humanitarian financing /
Leading well paper

At the end of the tumultuous year of 2020, CHS Alliance and ICVA invited 15 humanitarian leaders from among their shared members to participate in a project exploring the risks and opportunities associated with staff well-being and organisational culture. This turned into the paper, “Leading Well: Aid leader perspectives on staff well-being and organisational culture”.

In December 2020 there was a preview of the paper in the form of a webinar organised together with ICVA, CHS Alliance and PHAP. For further education on the topic, you can and listen to the recording which discusses several themes from the paper.

15 January 2022
Paper - Leading Well: Aid leader perspectives on staff well-being and organisational culture
Subject/ Cross-cutting issues /
Leading Well paper

This is a collaboration between ICVA and CHS Alliance and it aims to add to the ongoing discussion on staff well-being in the humanitarian space and to provoke necessary discussion on how we can evolve – as individuals, organisations, and a system – trying to meet the needs of people in crisis.