Non-Governmental Organization (NGO)

Webinar: UN humanitarian funding – demystifying NGO access

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UN agencies often partner with international and local NGOs to implement humanitarian assistance and protection. NGOs, on their part, are faced with the challenge of understanding and dealing with different, and often complex, UN partnership frameworks. Understanding how these frameworks function and how humanitarian funding through the UN is evolving, will be the topic of the second session of the learning stream on humanitarian financing, jointly organized by ICVA and PHAP.

In this session, experts from two major agencies – the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the World Food Program (WFP) – will present their organizations’ approaches to implementing partnerships and discuss challenges related to the existing funding modalities together with an NGO representative. Participants will be provided with an overview of key procedures, as well as trends and challenges regarding UN humanitarian funding opportunities for NGOs.

Event Date: 
Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 10:30 to 12:00
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The humanitarian financing landscape - realities and emerging trends for NGOs


Humanitarian financing worldwide is changing – how does it impact NGOs active in humanitarian work? Join us for the first learning session on demystifying humanitarian financing, organized jointly by ICVA and PHAP, and hear from experts from OECD, Development Initiatives, and World Vision regarding the current state of humanitarian financing and how recent trends are affecting NGOs.

The first session of this series will concentrate on the current realities and emerging trends of humanitarian financing. Participants will be provided with an overview of the different traditional and emerging financing streams coexisting in the humanitarian sector, with a focus on how NGOs access humanitarian funding and the challenges they currently face.

Learning objectives

  • Knowledge of the overall size, composition, and flows of global humanitarian financing
  • Familiarity with the key traditional and emerging humanitarianfinancing streamsfunding channels, and donors
  • Awareness of the main trends and opportunities affecting NGOs’ access to humanitarian financing
  • Awareness of the main challenges and limitations that NGOs encounter in accessing humanitarian financing
  • Familiarity with different sources of information on humanitarian financing

Event time

Thursday, 15 September 2016

New York: 04:30 - 06:00
London: 09:30 - 11:00
Geneva: 10:30 - 12:00
Amman: 11:30 - 13:00
Nairobi: 11:30 - 13:00
Bangkok: 15:30 - 17:00
Manila: 16:30 - 18:00

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Target audience and event access

The stream specifically targets NGO staff, including field, policy and HQ staff, but all live sessions are open to anyone interested in improving their understanding of humanitarian financing.. In order to join the event, please register in advance at

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Recommended resources


Cyprien Fabre

Humanitarian Policy Analyst - Fragility, Conflicts and Humanitarian Aid at OECD

Julian Srodecki

Technical Director of Humanitarian Grants at World Vision


Sophia Swithern

Head of Research and Analysis at Development Initiatives


Angharad Laing

Executive Director, PHAP

Melissa Pitotti

Head of Policy, ICVA



Event Date: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 10:30 to 12:00
Organiser or Host: