Regional Humanitarian Partnership Week 2022

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Organiser

ICVA, Asian Disaster Risk Reduction Network (ADRRN), Community World Service Asia (CWSA), and the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA)

Categories

Conference

Language

English

Subject

Asia region

International Council of Voluntary Agencies (ICVA), Asian Disaster Risk Reduction Network (ADRRN), Community World Service Asia (CWSA), and the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA), are collectively planning a Regional Humanitarian Partnership Week (RHPW) 2022. The event will be held in Bangkok, Thailand from 9th to 14th December 2022. 

Location: Rembrandt Hotel & Suites Bangkok

19 Sukhumvit Soi 18, Khwaeng Khlong Toei, Khlong Toei, Bangkok 10110, Thailand

Registration is now closed.

Background

The environment humanitarian actors are operating in the Asia-Pacific region continues to be further complicated by climate change, political instability, economic downturn and shrinking humanitarian space.

This year’s Regional Humanitarian Partnership Week will focus on how we can navigate through these contexts to ensure the best delivery of assistance to those most in need. It will draw on the expertise of practitioners, advocates, academics, donors and other related partners.

Each day will have a different theme which participants can use to provoke discussion, highlight solutions/resources, lessons learned and good practices, and collaborations, being undertaken to address some of the most complicated issues we face in the region.

The topics are the following:

  • 9th December- Humanitarian Conference, CHS regional consultation and launch of the State of the Humanitarian System Report
  • 12th December- the Nexus of DRR/humanitarian and Climate Change adaptation
  • 13th December- Operating in fragile and conflict-affected contexts and accountability to affected populations
  • 14th- December- Developing effective partnerships (half a day)

Participants are also encouraged to bring along any publications or your organisations’ material you would like to share with other participants. There will be a table for display.

Format and Speakers

Format

The meeting will be face to face but some speakers may be online and we will look at streaming events in the main hall.

Speakers/Audience:

CSOs, NGOs, UN, Academics/Think Tanks, Donors, Private sector who are working to address humanitarian need in the region.

Themes

Day 1: The Nexus of DRR/ Humanitarian/ and Climate Change adaptation

  • How can we work together to address the impact of climate change comprehensively?
  • How do we finance solutions to address the impacts of climate change?
  • What role can Anticipatory Action play?
  • How do we adapt to respond more effectively to slow and sudden onset hazards, in the context of climate change?
  • What is the intersection between conflict and climate in the Asia Pacific?
  • How do we ensure our approaches are guided by indigenous and local knowledge?

Day 2: Operating in fragile and conflict-affected contexts and accountability to affected populations

  • How to provide humanitarian support in hostile environments
  • How to respond to the different drivers of displacement in the region?
  • How to better prepare for multiple and cascading risks?
  • What is the role of protection in response?
  • Safeguarding in the region? What is needed?
  • Are we putting people at the centre of our approaches?

Day 3: Developing effective partnerships

  • What does good partnership in humanitarian settings look like?
  • What partnerships or collaborations are needed during a crisis?
  • How can research contribute to humanitarian outcomes?
  • How to share risk in response?
  • How can financing support the principles of partnership?
  • What is the role of the private sector in humanitarian partnerships?
  • Innovative partnerships and ecosystem/collective impact?
Contacts

ICVA: Asma Saleem asma.saleem@icvanetwork.org
OCHA: Silke Banuelos-Kuang banueloskuang@un.org; Daniel Gilman danielg@un.org

Resources
Programme
7 December 2022
2022 Regional Humanitarian Partnership Week Programme
Subject/ Asia region /
Logistical Note
Description

Programme for the 2022 Regional Humanitarian Partnership Week in Bangkok, Thailand.

Event Schedule
11 November 2022
Event Schedule - 2022 Regional Humanitarian Partnership Week
Subject/ Asia region / Nexus / Climate & environment / Safeguarding_PSEA / Financing /
2022 Regional Humanitarian Partnership Week image
Description

Schedule for the 2022 Regional Humanitarian Partnership Week on 9-14 December 2022 at Rembrandt Hotel and Suites, Sukhumvit soi 18, Bangkok Thailand.

Concept Note
6 October 2022
Concept Note - 2022 Regional Humanitarian Partnership Week
Subject/ Asia region /
Concept note image
Description

Concept note for the 2022 Asia Pacific Regional Humanitarian Partnership Week.

Logistics Note
3 December 2022
Logistics Note - 2022 Regional Humanitarian Partnership Week
Subject/ Asia region /

10 December 2022 – ICVA Asia Pacific Annual Membership Meeting (Members only)

11 December 2022 – Asia Pacific fora exchange meeting (Fora only)