- CVA fundamentals as a modality response to crisis
- CVA and COVID-19 response- main considerations throughout the programme cycle
- CVA and COVID-19 response- best practices and experiences from the field
Peace remains on uncertain ground in policy and practice, as highlighted by many of the organisations involved in the Voice Nexus reporting and the recent Berlin Centre for Humanitarian Action webinar on the paper recently released by Marc du Bois highlighting the need to overcome top-down institutional discussion to genuine people-centred action.
We therefore ask our local partners, field teams and civil society to reflect on what peace means to us as humanitarian and development responders and what are our priorities moving forward? How does this reflect and connect with IASC recent thinking and EU level action?
Sheri Arnott: Director of Policy, Disaster Management | World Vision International
The zero draft of the IASC Results Group 4 issues paper on “Peace in the nexus” is now ready for feedback. Sheri will present key elements of the issues paper for discussion and feedback, with a view to contributing to a discussion on how humanitarian and development actors respectively contribute to the sustaining peace agenda.
Mat Gai: National NGO focal Point -The Secretariat | South Sudan NGO forum
Reflections on convergences and divergences between the IASC and multi-lateral level framing of peace in the nexus rand that of local and national civil society actors.
Martina Zapf: Senior IPAT Manager | Interpeace
Interpeace perspectives on the local and EU level implementation of peace with practical insights on connecting actors, integration of the local dimension and complementarity.
Marzia Monterrumo: Research Director | HERE Geneva
With her recent in-depth investigation and reporting on Unpacking Humanitarianism, Marzia Monterrumo will join the dots of the webinar to explore the nuances and context specific actions necessary to operationalise the ideal of complementary humanitarian, development and peace action.
Recent years have brought a proliferation of risk management standards, tools and requirements in humanitarian action to address concerns over safeguarding, financial management and other aspects of quality and accountability. Two concepts have come to the fore. ‘Risk transfer’ refers to how donors and international humanitarian agencies expect local partners to manage risk without adequately supporting them to do so. ‘Risk sharing’ refers to the concept of shifting towards a more partnership-based approach to understanding, managing and mitigating risk.
CAFOD, CORDAID, C4C, GISF, DRA and KUNO invite you to a webinar sharing perspectives from national NGOs working in Syria, Myanmar and Nigeria, and reflections from international donors, INGOs and UN agency representatives on ways forward. Other participants will be invited to pose questions and responses via a chatbox.
June 3, 2020, 15:00-16:00 (UTC+8)
Webinar: NTS Centre Panel Webinar on "Humanitarian Futures in the Post-COVID-19 World”
This webinar organized by S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies will bring together a panel of speakers with different backgrounds related to humanitarian affairs to discuss how the current COVID-19 experience impact the future planning of the humanitarian sector. It will examine how the mindset about future planning needs to change and what humanitarian needs will there be in the field. It will also discuss the expectations on/of countries and regions, as recipients or donors, in humanitarian action. Click here to pre-register online
Panelists: senior officials from ASEAN AHA Center, Indonesian Foreign Ministry, representatives of various NGO networks from Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia Myanmar, and Philippines, as well as private sector and academic representatives. (Webinar link will be sent before the meeting)
June 2, 2020, 2:00 PM Bangkok/Jakarta time.
Registrations are now open and will close on Monday, June 1, 2020, at 6.00 pm Jakarta time.
Click here to register: https://intip.in/RegistrationWebinar12
*Sign Language Interpreters available.
**The Zoominar language is English
COVID-19 and the countermeasures have compromised the life of society, especially the weak, poor, and marginalized. Even though CSOs themselves are exposed to the pandemics and their movements curtailed, they advocate and respond in the public sphere. Still, CSOs must cope with the demand of the new normal with shifting priorities, resources, and accountability. At the regional level, there was ASEAN Chair’s statement on the Collective Response to the COVID-19 Outbreak, and the ASEAN and ASEAN + 3 Special Summits on the COVID-19 Disease was organized. But, have ASEAN leaders provided the space for communities and CSOs to contribute to these decisions?
In collaboration with ICVA and the Humanitarian Advisory Group (HAG), the Secretariat of Indonesia CSO-NGO Network-of-Networks, abbreviated as SEJAJAR, a platform that emerged amidst COVID-19, which so far consisted of 25 cross-sector national networks and 600 NGOs in 34 provinces, organizes this Zoominar to provide the opportunity for CSO networks to pose that very question: 1) To what extent the people-centered principle, a cornerstone of ASEAN Charter, plays out in the decision making for the response, recovery from COVID-19; and from there, 2) what are the niches for CSOs in the “new normal” in ASEAN?
Puji Pujiono (Senior Advisor, Pujiono Centre)
1. Achsanul Habib (Director of Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs, Foreign Ministry Indonesia)
2. Qingrui Huang (Acting Regional Representative for Asia and the Pacific, International Council of Voluntary Agencies)
3. Kate Sutton (Director, Humanitarian Advisory Group)
4. Adelina Kamal (Executive Director, AHA Centre)
5. Rahmawati Husein (Vice-Chair, Muhammadiyah Disaster Management Center)
6. Rene “Butch” Meily (President, Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation)
7. Prof. Datuk Dr. Denison Jayasooria (Co-Chair, Malaysian CSO-SDG Alliance)
8. Pansy Tun Thein (Executive Director, Local Resource Centre, Myanmar)
9. Sam Sovann (Chairman of the Steering Committee, Cambodia Humanitarian Forum)
10. Sok Phoeuk (Country Representative, ADPC in Cambodia)
For more information:
wa.me/62818119227 (Siti Istikanah)
COVID-19 has arrived at a time of unprecedented global need, with a record 168 million people already requiring humanitarian assistance at the beginning of 2020. World hunger levels have been rising since 2015 with over 820 million people going hungry on a daily basis and 135 million people experienced acute food insecurity in 2019.
While efforts are currently concentrated on the immediate response to the virus, the longer-term impact of response measures on the extreme poor must be considered now to best manage the devastating effects of the pandemic in the coming months.
In this series of webinars, Concern will examine the impact of COVID-19 and the associated global response on fragile states from three angles: hunger, poverty and conflict.
Bringing together policy makers, academics and humanitarian practitioners, these discussions will examine why investment and action is needed now to minimize the impact of COVID-19 on those who are furthest behind.
Containing a pandemic in fragile and conflict-affected states: the importance of peace
Dr. Caitriona Dowd, Assistant Professor in Security Studies, Dublin City University
Dr. Alex de Waal, Executive Director of the World Peace Foundation,
Abdi Rashid Haji Nur, Country Director, Concern Worldwide Somalia
Jenny McAvoy, Director of Protection, Humanitarian Policy & Practice Team, InterAction
Patrick Haughey, Humanitarian Director, Department of Foreign Affairs, Ireland