Providing relief and protection to those in need requires a coordinated and effective response to emergencies from humanitarian actors. Despite widespread acknowledgement of the need to improve humanitarian coordination, many NGOs have only a limited understanding of, engagement in and influence over humanitarian coordination mechanisms.
ICVA has therefore created an online learning stream on how to navigate humanitarian coordination. The stream specifically targets NGO staff, including field, policy and HQ staff. Short videos and briefing papers will help simplify complex topics. Webinars, held in partnership with PHAP, are open to anyone interested in improving their understanding of humanitarian coordination, with topics covering:
- Topic One: The IASC and the global humanitarian coordination architecture: How can NGOs engage?
- Topic Two: The humanitarian coordination architecture at country and regional levels
- Topic Three: NGO fora and consortia – from local to global
- Topic Four: OCHA and NGOs in humanitarian coordination
- Topic Five: The New Way of Working: What is it? What does it mean for NGOs?
- Topic Six: NGOs in government-led and refugee coordination contexts
Learning Stream Objectives
At the end of this learning stream, NGO staff who have participated in all events will:
- Have a stronger understanding of the various humanitarian coordination mechanisms, and the challenges and opportunities experienced by NGOs in engaging with such mechanisms of coordination.
- Be better informed to engage in further discussions; influence policy where possible; and engage in humanitarian coordination.
- Primary Audience: NGOs with limited exposure to - and understanding of - humanitarian coordination mechanisms. Focused specifically on NGO staff engaged in operations, strategy and policy.
- Secondary Audience: All other NGO staff, other humanitarian actors; general public etc.