United Nations (UN)

Challenges and responses to SGBV in the context of COVID-19

 
 
When: Monday 2 November, 14:00-15:30 (CET) 
 

Registration and dial-in details: we would like to kindly ask our participants to register for the discussion using this linkThe dial-in details will be shared with the registered participants a day before the meeting.

 

Please confirm your participation and submit any questions which you would like the panelists to consider by Thursday 29 October, 18:00 (CET).

 

Speakers: 

We are pleased to have with us the following speakers:

  • Ms. Grainne Ohara, Director of the Division of International Protection (UNHCR)
  • Ms. June Munala, Senior Advisor on SGBV (UNHCR Kenya)
  • Ms. Manisha Thomas, Geneva Representative (Women’s Refugee Commission)
  • Ms. Hamida Jahamah, Technical Team Lead & Senior Child Protection Specialist (Plan International Jordan)

The discussion will be moderated by Jerome Elie, Head – Forced Migration (ICVA)  

 

 

Event Date: 
Monday, November 2, 2020 - 14:00 to 15:30
Organiser or Host: 
UNHCR & ICVA
Venue: 
Online
Language: 

Collective Efforts: How Humanitarian Organizations Ensure and Maintain Access to Deliver Aid and Protection Responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic

 

 

When: 4 November 2020 at 14:00-14:50 (Geneva time)

Where: Online 

To Register: To receive the information on how to connect to this online live session, please register to the Geneva Peace Week website and add this event to your agenda.

 

About:

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted humanitarian responses in numerous settings. It is crucial for humanitarian organizations to ensure and maintain humanitarian access and relationships with their counterparts to deliver aid and protection to vulnerable populations. At the Geneva Peace Week (GPW) 2020, the Centre of Competence on Humanitarian Negotiation (CCHN) together with the French and the German Permanent Missions to the UN are inviting you to join a live session to share collective efforts, knowledge, ideas, and best practices on humanitarian responses to the COVID-19.

During this online panel discussion, we have interactive exchanges with the panelists about public health, security, protection, supply, and budget affected by the current pandemic situation. This live session aims to highlight perspectives of coordination both at headquarters and field levels, to continuously carry on with their work, complying with their organizational mandates and with COVID-19 measures. We seek for their opinions and experiences on the implementations of collective efforts, innovative good practices, and humanitarian responses which humanitarian organizations have developed. One of the good practices to maintain access and support the efforts of humanitarian organizations amidst the pandemic which will be discussed is humanitarian negotiation. Content from the event will be gathered and analyzed in a written report. 

 

 

 

Event Date: 
Wednesday, November 4, 2020 - 14:00 to 15:00
Organiser or Host: 
CCHN together with the French and the German Permanent Missions to the UN
Venue: 
Online
Language: 

Future of Humanitarian Response in Asia and the Pacific

The Regional Humanitarian Partnership Events 2020

November-December 2020 

Instead of a week of face-to-face events in Bangkok in the past years which brought together over 100 members and partners of ICVA and the Asia Disaster Reduction and Response Network (ADRRN) focused on strengthening humanitarian practice in the region, this year’s Events will be a virtual journey of 3 months and hopefully be joined by more members and partners. 

The Events will be comprised of a series of consultations and webinars for key humanitarian and development actors to share their perspectives on how disaster risk reduction, emergency preparedness and humanitarian response should transform in the changing context, especially due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It is co-organized by Asian Disaster Reduction and Response Network (ADRRN), International Council of Voluntary Agencies (ICVA), UN Office for Humanitarian Affairs (UN-OCHA), and Community World Service Asia (CWSA), and supported by members and partners.

 

Future of Humanitarian Response in Asia and the Pacific

When: 18 November 2020  15:00-17:00 Bangkok time. 

Where: online

How to register: Interested participants are requested to register using this form   https://forms.gle/CiK4QpdY6ZCQxuBX6 (Zoom link will be sent to registered participants):

 

Event Date: 
Wednesday, November 18, 2020 - 15:00 to 17:00
Organiser or Host: 
ADRRN, ICVA, UN-OCHA and CWSA
Venue: 
Online
Language: 

Geneva Peace Week 2020

Geneva Peace Week 2020: "Rebuilding trust after disruption: Pathways to reset international cooperation"

Geneva Peace Week (GPW) is a leading annual forum in the international peacebuilding calendar, and the flagship event of the Geneva Peacebuilding Platform. This year, the thematic focus of the week is "Rebuilding trust after disruption: Pathways to reset international cooperation". Geneva Peace Week 2020 (GPW20) aims to galvanise leadership, build trust and contribute to transforming international cooperation in the wake of COVID-19. 

 

When:

2-6 November 2020

 

To Register:

Participants to the Geneva Peace Week must register online for the sessions using the following link :https://eu.eventscloud.com/website/3030/

 

More information: 

To see the agenda, live sessions and digital series visit : https://eu.eventscloud.com/website/3030/home/

 

 

 

 

Event Date: 
Monday, November 2, 2020 - 00:00 to Friday, November 6, 2020 - 17:00
Organiser or Host: 
Geneva Peace week
Venue: 
online
Link: 
www.genevapeaceweek.ch.
Language: 

UNICEF – NGO Partnership in Humanitarian Action 2020 Annual Consultation ‘Working Together to Address Emerging Challenges’

 

When:

17-19 November 2020 14.00-17.00

 

More information

To see the concept note and the agenda

 

Background

  • UNICEF-NGO Partnership in Humanitarian Settings

Beginning in 2019, ICVA and UNICEF agreed to reach out to the NGO sector to gather their feedback and perceptions of current strengths and challenges in the partnership with UNICEF and to explore pathways to improve such partnership. This resulted in the publication of ICVA’s scoping study on UNICEF-NGOs Partnership in Humanitarian Settings. The acknowledgement of both UNICEF and NGOs that more regular exchanges are needed to enable a partnership fit to respond to the challenges faced by children in today’s humanitarian landscape and the scoping study’s findings, led to the joint organisation by ICVA and UNICEF of the UNICEF-NGO Consultation for Partnership in Humanitarian Settings ‘Enhancing the Culture of Partnership’ in November 2019.

  • UNICEF-NGO COVID-19 Briefings

As part of the ongoing dialogue between UNICEF and its partner NGOs and as a follow up to the UNICEF’s and ICVA’s Executive Directors’ communication to partners in April 2020, ICVA and UNICEF, co-jointly with InterAction and SCHR, are convening a series of NGO briefings on Humanitarian partnerships in COVID-19 response. It is aimed at ensuring that the impact of COVID-19 and the response needed are discussed and built upon jointly by UNICEF and NGO partners to ensure a better collaboration on the ground in the collective response for children.

The FAQ, agendas and PowerPoint Presentations and other relevant documents from the UNICEF-NGO COVID-19 briefings can be accessed here.

 

 

Event Date: 
Tuesday, November 17, 2020 - 14:00 to Thursday, November 19, 2020 - 17:00
Organiser or Host: 
UNICEF
Venue: 
Online
Language: 

WFP Annual Partnership Consultation 2020 (APC 2020)

 

WFP Annual Partnership Consultation 2020 (APC 2020)

The annual global gathering for WFP NGO partners.

APC 2020 has the theme “Partnering in the New Normal” and it will be organized at an operational level. We will be delving into some of the most crucial issues we are currently facing as partners as well as putting in place the next steps on how we are going to address them in the coming year.

 

Date:

  • 19-23 October 2020

 

More information: 

Event Date: 
Monday, October 19, 2020 (All day) to Friday, October 23, 2020 (All day)
Organiser or Host: 
WFP
Venue: 
By invitiation
Link: 
https://apc2020.sched.com/
Language: 

Ministerial Roundtable for the Central Sahel - 20 October 2020

Ministerial Roundtable for the Central Sahel 

The Government of Denmark, in partnership with the Government of Germany, the European Union and the United Nations, is hosting a high-level humanitarian event on the Central Sahel. The high-level event will feature a ministerial round table that will take place on Tuesday, 20 October 2020, which follows up on a virtual senior officials’ meeting held on 8 September that focused on operational lessons learned and forward-looking plans relating to humanitarian action, development and peace efforts, including special attention to the impact and consequences of COVID-19.

When: Tuesday, 20 October 2020. 14.30-16.30 CEST

Livestream: The event will be livestreamed via UN Web TV for those who wish to listen to the proceedings and are not making statements.

Co-hosted by:

  • H.E. Rasmus Prehn, Minister for Development Cooperation, Denmark
  • H.E. Heiko Maas, Federal Minister of Foreign Affairs, Germany
  • Janez Lenarčič, Commissioner for Crisis Management, European Union
  • Mark Lowcock, United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator

UN Secretary-General António Guterres will also address the opening.

Video

 
 

Preparatory documents

Join the conversation online

  • with #SahelNow

 

Event Date: 
Thursday, October 22, 2020 - 14:30 to 16:30
Organiser or Host: 
Denmark,Germany, the European Union and the UN
Venue: 
Livestream UN TV
Language: 

Words into Action on Disaster Displacement: How to reduce risk, address impacts and strengthen resilience

HOW TO REDUCE RISK, ADDRESS IMPACTS AND STRENGTHEN RESILIENCE

ONLINE PRESENTATION AND Q&A AT THE OCCASION
OF THE INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR DISASTER RISK REDUCTION

 

When: Tuesday 13 October.

  • 8 am New York
  • 2pm Geneva
  • 3pm Nairobi
  • 7pm Bangkok

 

Register here: https://bit.ly/3d7Jo56

 

#ItsAllAboutGovernance #DRRday

How can displacement considerations be integrated into disaster risk reduction (DRR) policy and practice to improve risk governance?

This online presentation and Q&A session will identify key issues related to disaster displacement and the tools available to address displacement risk in DRR strategies. The event will focus particularly on the Words into Action Guidelines on Disaster Displacement - How to reduce risk, address impacts and strengthen resilience.

With this year’s International Day for DRR focusing on Target (E) of the Sendai Framework for DRR 2015-2030 on increasing the number of countries with national and local DRR strategies, the event aims to support DRR practitioners to develop holistic DRR strategies.

Please send your questions before the event to info@disasterdisplacement.org For more information, visit: www.disasterdisplacement.org

 

 

Event Date: 
Tuesday, October 13, 2020 - 14:00 to 15:00
Organiser or Host: 
UNDRR, NRC, IDMC & Platform on Disaster displacement
Venue: 
Online
Link: 
https://disasterdisplacement.org/online-presentation-qa-wia-iddrr2020
Language: 
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