International Organization (IO)

Webinar: The 1 billion dollar question: How can field leaders leverage CERF funding?

This Webinar will be simultaneously interpreted into ARABIC, FRENCH and SPANISH

The STAIT is pleased to invite you to a 60 minute webinar on:

The 1 billion dollar question: How can field leaders leverage CERF funding? 


Lisa Doughten
Chief of the UN’s Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) secretariat

Stephen Tull
Resident Coordinator and Humanitarian Coordinator (RC/HC), Chad


Webinar objective:

Share practical steps that HC/RCs, HCTs and senior humanitarian leaders in field operations need to take to ensure that their CERF funding request is successful. 

The Secretary General has, under his Agenda for Humanity, called for CERF’s annual funding to be increased from the current USD$450 million to $1 billion by 2018 to reflect the escalating humanitarian needs. This significant increase aims to bolster the availability of global contingency financing for responding to humanitarian shocks and to meet the needs of underfunded crisis. Based on their roles and experiences, the speakers will discuss how field leaders can best make use of CERF allocations.

The webinar is facilitated by Panos Moumtzis, Director of the IASC STAIT.



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  Tuesday 15 November 2016         

New York 09.00 Dakar 14:00 Geneva 15:00 Ndjamena 15:00 Amman 16:00 Nairobi 17:00 Bangkok 21:00


Questions are welcome in advance of the webinar

You can e-mail questions to the STAIT before the webinar or submit them to the presenters live, via the chat function.

What is the STAIT?


The Senior Transformative Agenda Implementation Team (STAIT) was created by the IASC Emergency Directors’ Group (EDG) in December 2013. Its purpose is to provide peer support to Humanitarian Coordinators and Humanitarian Country Teams to strengthen the effectiveness of humanitarian response in the field. The STAIT reports to the IASC EDG.

The STAIT has launched a video series featuring interviews with senior leaders in the humanitarian field to discuss challenges from field operations and best practice. The STAIT has interviewed humanitarian leaders such as Director General of the International Organization for Migration (IOM), William Lacy Swing, Yemen Humanitarian Coordinator, Jamie McGoldrick, and former Syria Humanitarian Coordinator, Yacoub el Hillo (2013-2016). Please view our video series here. To view the summary from the latest webinar: Protecting Civilians: Mission impossible? Humanitarian leadership in action please click here. 


Panos Moumtzis
Director and Team Leader, IASC Senior Transformative Agenda Implementation Team         



Lisa Doughten

Lisa Doughten joined OCHA in 2013, as the Chief of the UN’s Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF).  Prior to that appointment, she served as Senior Advisor for UNICEF’s public sector fundraising office and as a Senior Emergency Response Officer for the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). Before joining the United Nations, Ms Doughten was a Senior Manager with a Washington DC-based consulting firm where she managed multi-million dollar international contracts for the US Agency for International Development (USAID). From 1993 to 1998, Ms Doughten worked in the former Yugoslavia for USAID’s Office of US Foreign Disaster Assistance. Ms Doughten has worked in more than 30 countries in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East.


Stephen Tull 

Stephen Tull is the Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator, Resident Representative for UNDP in Chad. Prior to that appointment, Mr Tull served in the same position for five years in Kazakhstan (2010-2015). From 1998 – 2010 Mr Tull worked with OCHA in Geneva, the former Yugoslavia, Afghanistan, and the Russian Federation. He has also served with the DPKO in former Yugoslavia and with OHCHR in Rwanda. Before joining the UN in 1996, Mr Tull worked in academia, journalism, with a non-profit organization, and private consulting.



Event Date: 
Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - 15:00 to 16:00
Organiser or Host: 

IOM NGO Consultations 2016

IOM and ICVA are organizing the second annual consultations focusing specifically on NGOs working in the humanitarian domain.

The Consultations will look at 1)

  1. enhancing cooperation, collaboration and dialogue between IOM and humanitarian NGOs
  2. the various dimensions of the large scale movements of migration and refugees
  3. changing the public narrative and negative perception of refugees and other migrants.

See the Agenda

To register please go to register online




Event Date: 
Monday, June 13, 2016 - 00:00
Organiser or Host: 
Hotel Royal Manotel – « meeting room Rousseau »
 41 rue de Lausanne
 1201 Geneva, Switzerland