The International Council of Voluntary Agencies (ICVA), the Asian Disaster Risk Reduction Network (ADRRN), Community World Service Asia (CWSA), and the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA)
Climate & environment
Regional Humanitarian Partnership Week – Asia Pacific 2023
Theme: Putting Theory into Practice: Locally-led solutions in Humanitarian Action
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) 2023.
Date: 11-13 December 2023
Venue: TBC, Bangkok, Thailand
The Asia-Pacific region is home to more than half of the world’s population and hosts some of the most complex and protracted humanitarian crises. In the face of growing humanitarian needs and shrinking resources, local actors have demonstrated their resilience, innovation, and leadership in responding to crises and supporting their communities. This year, the Regional Humanitarian Partnership Week aims to highlight the value and potential of locally led solutions for humanitarian response in the region and to foster collaboration, partnerships, and learning among different stakeholders.
It will feature presentations, panels, workshops, and networking sessions that will showcase good practices, challenges, and opportunities for enhancing local humanitarian action. The conference will also explore how to address the systemic barriers and enablers for localisation, and how to promote a more inclusive, diverse, and accountable humanitarian system that puts local communities at the center. Under this theme, each day will have a different sub-theme that participants can use to provoke discussion and 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.
This regional event is designed for various stakeholders in the humanitarian sector and aims to foster collaboration and innovation among non-governmental organisations (NGOs), civil society organisations (CSOs), academia, think tanks, and international bodies such as the United Nations, and international financial institution such as Asian Development Bank, World Bank etc. By joining this event, participants will have the opportunity to network with like-minded entities, share best practices and challenges, and learn from experts and peers. As this event is aimed at creating space for dialogue and exchange among humanitarian practitioners, participation by CSOs and NGOs will be prioritised.
Format of the Event
The event will take place in-person in Bangkok, Thailand, although some speakers may be online. The venue will be shared closer to the event.
PUBLIC registration| 04 August- 15 November 2023
PUBLIC expression of interest open| EOI 04 August 2023- 20 September 2023
PUBLIC invitation /visa letter request| 01 August – 30 October 2023
PUBLIC acceptance email to organisers and registrants| 25 September 2023
PUBLIC logistics guidelines and sponsorship information| 25 October 2023
The Regional Humanitarian Partnership Week (RHPW) is a joint initiative of the International Council of Voluntary Agencies (ICVA), the Asian Disaster Risk Reduction Network (ADRRN), Community World Service Asia (CWSA), and the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA). RHPW aims to bring together hundreds of humanitarian practitioners from various sectors across the Asia-Pacific region to exchange best practices, foster collaboration and strengthen partnerships for effective humanitarian programming and service delivery to affected people.
Click on the below link to read more information in the Concept Note.