Asia region

Humanitarian Coordination during Covid-19

When: June 11, 2020 

What time: 2:00 PM (Pakistan Standard Time)

Where: ZOOM – Link to be shared to registered participants

Language: English 

How long: 90 minutes 

Who is it for: Humanitarian and development practitioners working in or with hard-to-reach areas, NGOs and INGOs involved in COVID19 response

Format: Panel Discussion – Multiple Speakers & Moderator

Speakers/Panelists: Ms. Qingrui Huang, Mr. Hafiz Amirrol and Ms. Dear NB Sinandang

Moderator/Presenter: Mr. Takeshi Komino

 

Purpose 

COVID-19 pandemic presents unique challenges to the global humanitarian sector. Individuals, organizations as well as networks are all effected by this directly or indirectly.

 

There is a need to work together with governments, NGOs and other stakeholder to serve communities and complement the joint efforts in combating COVID-19.

 

Given the probability that the pandemic may last for an extended period, it is timely and imperative to discuss the behaviors, expertise and capacity both at individual and institutional level to facilitate humanitarian community in responding to the pandemic. The best possible way is to work together, build on the expertise of each other and jointly respond.

 

This webinar will bring together a panel of speakers with diverse backgrounds related to humanitarian and development affairs to discuss how the current COVID-19 experience impact the future of the humanitarian sector with reference to coordination. It will provide an opportunity to:

 

  • Explore coordination aspect in global and regional policy dialogue on humanitarian landscape in COVID-19 context (Global Humanitarian Response Plan, humanitarian financing, IASC guidelines on Localization)
  • Identify case studies on different aspects of coordination in COVID-19 preparedness and response activities from International Council of Voluntary Agencies (ICVA), Asian Disaster Reduction and Response Network (ADRRN) and Humanitarian Forum Indonesia (HFI). These include strategic plans, action plans, challenges and best practices.
  • Facilitate exchange between networks themselves for good practices and lessons learned with reference to coordination.

 

The webinar will further engage its audience (panelists and participants) to explore:

  • What are the emerging trends/good practices in the space of coordination among NGOs that would continue even beyond C19?
  • What are some Innovative ways to resolve coordination challenges during COVID-19?
  • How to ensure Monitoring, evaluation, accountability, data and information sharing during COVID-19?
  • What are the associated challenges in terms of Community Engagement and risk communication?
  • How is stretching capacity within NGOs/CSOs in dealing with COVID-19 response and natural disasters?
  • What are some of the opportunities emerged for NGOs due to COVID-19?
  • What will the localization look like during new normal situation?

 

Background

The coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic is the defining global health crisis of our time. In addition to the loss of lives and the disruption to millions of lives, the economic damage is already significant and far-reaching.

 

Community World Service Asia is pleased to host a series of learning and experience sharing events particularly focusing on the steps taken by organizations to minimize the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

 

Community World Service Asia (CWSA) is a humanitarian and development organization, registered in Pakistan, head-quartered in Karachi and implementing initiatives throughout Asia. CWSA is a member of the Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS) Alliance and a Sphere regional partner.

 

International Council of Voluntary Agencies (ICVA) is a global network of non-governmental organizations whose mission is to make humanitarian action more principled and effective by working collectively and independently to influence policy and practice.

ICVA helps its members understand, engage and influence the humanitarian sector with a focus on Forced migration, Humanitarian coordination, Humanitarian financing, and Cross-cutting issues.

 

Asian Disaster Reduction and Response Network (ADRRN) is a network consists of 52 national and international NGOs from more than 20 countries across the Asia-Pacific region. With a strong footprint in the region, the network members are constantly engaged with local communities strengthening their ability to combat disasters, providing humanitarian aid like food, water, shelter and health care, protecting critical facilities like schools and hospitals, creating awareness, advocating for policy changes and improving the capacity of community based organizations.

 

Humanitarian Forum Indonesia (HFI) is a network of faith based humanitarian and development organizations, committed to build a mutual understanding between Humanitarian actors especially NGOs, across differences background, to campaign norms and humanitarian standard principles throughout dialogs, and developing partnership in any level.

 

This 90-minute webinar will also be an opportunity for sharing best practices and develop understanding from the work of networks and organizations actively involved in the region.

 

Register here: Webinar on Humanitarian Coordination During COVID-19

 

Speakers/Panelists:

 

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Description automatically generatedMS. Qingrui Huang

Qingrui is Acting Regional Representative for Asia and the Pacific at ICVA, a global network of NGOs whose mission is to make humanitarian action more principled and effective by working collectively and independently to influence policy and practice. She has over 15 years’ experience in technical advisory and program management with both UN agencies and NGOs in the areas of humanitarian and development in Asia, particularly in China, Myanmar and Thailand. In her current role, Qingrui closely works with ICVA members, NGOs and NGO networks, and humanitarian partners such as UN agencies and donors to ensure the humanitarian actions in Asia and the Pacific are more coordinated, accountable and inclusive.

 

Mr. Hafiz AMIRROL

Hafiz is the network coordinator for Asia Disaster Reduction and Response Network (ADRNN), a network of 52 civil society organizations across Asia that focuses on disaster risk reduction, and disaster response and preparedness. Hafiz is also Head of Strategic Planning and Building Resilient Communities at MERCY Malaysia. Hafiz is an urban designer and also a lecturer/researcher in the field of architecture, urbanism and city planning.

Ms. Dear NB Sinandang

Dear is Communication and Partnership Manager of Humanitarian Forum Indonesia, a forum of faith-based organizations in Indonesia that was established in 2008. She has over 10 years’ experience in project management, capacity building programs, network management, and coordination and partnership with humanitarian key actors in the areas of humanitarian assistance and disaster management in Indonesia. In her current role, Dear closely works with HFI members, and humanitarian partners such as UN agencies, Red Cross, NGOs/INGOs, private sector, academia, donors, and regional to global networks.

 

Moderator/ Presenter:

Mr. Takeshi Komino – Secretary General, Asian Disaster Reduction and Response Network (ADRRN)

Takeshi currently serves as General Secretary of CWS Japan and a member of Executive Committee of Asian Disaster Reduction and Response Network (ADRRN) as Secretary General. He also serves as Co-chairperson of Japan Platform, and joint secretariat of Japan CSO Coalition for DRR (JCC-DRR), as well as the chairperson of Japan Quality and Accountability Network (JQAN).  

 

Event Date: 
Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 14:00 to 15:00
Organiser or Host: 
Community World Service Asia
Venue: 
Webinar Online
Link: 
https://communityworldservice.asia/training-calendar/

Towards an ASEAN People-Centered Approach to COVID-19? The role, response and scope of cooperation among CSO networks

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?

Moderator:
Puji Pujiono (Senior Advisor, Pujiono Centre)

Panelists:
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:

See Flyer- https://www.icvanetwork.org/resources/towards-asean-people-centered-approach-covid-19-flyer

wa.me/62818119227 (Siti Istikanah) 

 

Event Date: 
Tuesday, June 2, 2020 - 14:00 to 15:00
Organiser or Host: 
SEJAJAR Indonesia, ICVA
Venue: 
Webinar Onine

WEBINAR: Localisation during COVID-19

 

 

This webinar is hosted by ICVA member Community World Service Asia (CWSA)CWSA s a humanitarian and development organization, registered in Pakistan, head-quartered in Karachi and implementing initiatives throughout Asia. 

When: June 2, 2020
What time: 2:00 PM (Pakistan Standard Time)
Where: ZOOM – Link to be shared
Language: English
How long: 90 minutes
Who is it for: Humanitarian and development practitioners working in or with hard-to-reach areas, NGOs, and INGOs involved in COVID19 response all over the world
Format: Presentation & Discussion
Speakers: Smruti Patel, Global Mentoring Initiatives & Alliance for Empowering Partnership Naomi Tulay-Solanke, Community Health Initiative (CHI) & Liberian Women Humanitarian Network Dr. Marie-Noëlle AbiYaghi, Lebanon Support

Purpose 

The webinar will help explore:

  • The support that local and national actors are receiving from the international community as per Grand Bargain (GB)commitments during the Covid-19 response
  • The importance of tracking progress against the GB commitments using the 7 dimensions framework
  • Increased challenges faced during the Covid-19 crisis and potential solutions
  • Experience Sharing of local and national organisations from different regions

 

More information-  Go to CWSA website - https://communityworldservice.asia/webinar-localisation-during-covid-19/

To Register - Localisation during COVID-19

 

Event Date: 
Tuesday, June 2, 2020 - 11:00 to 12:00
Organiser or Host: 
CSWA
Venue: 
Online
Link: 
https://communityworldservice.asia/webinar-localisation-during-covid-19/
Language: 

WEBINAR: Remote Management & the Role of Managers in Covid-19 Response

When: May 14, 2020

What time: 11:00 AM (PST)

Where: ZOOM – Link to be shared

Language: English

How long: 75 minutes

Who is it for: Humanitarian and development practitioners working in or with hard-to-reach areas, NGOs, and INGOs involved in COVID19 response

Purpose 

Following the first webinar that focused on the role of Human Resources in remote management of staff, this webinar will focus on the role of Managers in remote management of staff.

The webinar will explore:

  • Challenges faced by organisations in remote management of staff
  • Best practices, Mechanisms and Principles adopted by organisations for effective staff management

Background

Community World Service Asia and Act Church of Sweden are jointly organising this webinar on Remote Management and the Role of Managers in the context of COVID-19.

Organisations have a responsibility to ensure their staff are well supported to do their job effectively and treated equitably, including during the lock-down imposed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. This webinar will explore some of the challenges in remote management and the role of managers in facilitating an effective remote management process. In so doing, the webinar will offer some of the mechanisms, principles and practices adopted by organizations to assure an effective approach to remote management of staff.

This 75-minute webinar will also be an opportunity for participants to share best practices and how staff and organisations have taken into account the current crisis, including application of relevant quality and accountability standards, specifically the Core Humanitarian Standard.

Community World Service Asia (CWSA) is a humanitarian and development organization, registered in Pakistan, head-quartered in Karachi and implementing initiatives throughout Asia. CWSA is member of the Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS) Alliance, a member of Sphere and their regional partner in Asia and also manages the ADRRN Quality & Accountability Hub in Asia.

Act Church of Sweden is a faith-based organization that works for positive, long-term and sustainable change. Collaborating and cooperating with other organisations is at the core of Church of Sweden’s international mission. By working with local organisations, Act Church of Sweden contributes to long-term sustainable development in the contexts in which their partner organisations operate.

If you wish to participate, kindly register here: Registration – Role of Managers In Remote Management

Up to 200 participants will be accommodated on a first come first serve basis. In addition, we would appreciate anyone willing to share some best practices on the webinar topic and we will select 2 – 3 participants.

Presenter:

Ms. Uma Narayanan, specializes in human resources, organizational development and accountability for medium to large-scale organizations in the humanitarian sector. Ms. Narayanan has a background in International Organizational and Systems Development and worked as an Organization Development and Human Resources practitioner mostly in Southeast Asia and South Asia, for more than a decade. In her OD capacity, she has carried out numerous assignments on program reviews, evaluations and organizational assessments.

Ms. Narayanan is committed to quality and accountability and is a Sphere and Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS) trainer and advisor. She also assists organizations in conducting HR related and Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (SEA) related investigations. As an accredited associate executive coach, she has added coaching of middle and senior management as part of her portfolio.

 

Event Date: 
Thursday, May 14, 2020 - 08:00 to 09:30
Organiser or Host: 
Community World Service Asia & Act Church of Sweden
Venue: 
Online
Link: 
https://communityworldservice.asia/webinar-remote-management-the-role-of-managers-in-covid-19-response/
Language: 

WEBINAR: Foundations for Effective Protection Programming

Facilitated by: James Thomson, Act for Peace

When: May 20, 2020
What time: 11:00 AM Pakistan Standard Time
Where: ZOOM – Link to be shared
Language: English
How long: 75 minutes

Who is it for: Humanitarian and development practitioners requiring a better understanding of protection programming tools, methods and types of protective programming

Purpose: To ensure participants have a sound understanding of effective, results-based protection work, and a more advanced understanding of core protection programming methods, and types of protective programming, including:

  1. Mainstreaming protection in assistance programs
  2. Integrated protection programs, and;
  3. Stand-alone protection programs

Background

Community World Service Asia and Act for Peace are jointly hosting this webinar on Foundations of Effective Protection Programming.

Given the rapid escalation of serious protection risks in virtually every humanitarian context as a result of the COVID crisis, it is now more important than ever for agencies to understand what protection responsibilities they have, and how they can pro-actively prevent, mitigate and respond to abuses. This webinar focuses on the core methods and foundations for protection programs aimed at reducing the risk of serious harm to vulnerable groups as a result of violence, coercion and the deliberate deprivation of rights and access to information, services and resources. This includes a focus on:

  • Protection risk analysis and methods for reducing risks
  • The logic of protective programming and core methods and approaches
  • The relevance of rights, responsibilities and accountabilities in protection
  • The main types of protection activities and programs

This 75-minute webinar will also give participants an opportunity to share existing best practices and ask practical questions about protection policy, practice, standards and other issues.

Community World Service Asia (CWSA) is a humanitarian and development organization, registered in Pakistan, head-quartered in Karachi and implementing initiatives throughout Asia. CWSA is a member of the Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS) Alliance, a member of Sphere and their regional partner in Asia and also manages the ADRRN Quality & Accountability Hub in Asia.

Act for Peace is the aid and development agency of the National Council of Churches in Australia and a member of the global ACT Alliance. Act for Peace’s approach to protection starts with the recognition that affected communities not only have the right, the capacity and the desire to engage in protective action but are often the main actors in their own protection in crisis contexts. Having localised its approach to humanitarian and development practice many decades ago – and being focused on strengthening the effectiveness of locally-led protection efforts – Act for Peace works with a wide range of local partners to strengthen community-based protection in disasters, conflicts and displacement situations across the Asia-Pacific, the Middle East and Africa.

If you wish to participate, kindly register here: Register here

Applicants will be informed by May 16th about their confirmation status. Up to 200 participants will be accommodated on a first come first serve basis. All participants will be requested to share best practices on the topic under discussion in the webinar. Out of all the contributions, up to participants will be selected to share their experiences.

Webinar Moderator & Facilitator:

James Thomson is the Senior Protection and Policy Advisor at Act for Peace. For the past two decades has specialised protection advocacy, standard-setting, programming and capacity development. He has extensive experience as a protection trainer, has delivered over 30 protection trainings for local organisations and communities, and worked closely with local partners in a wide variety of contexts to support capacity development, program design, policy development and advocacy. Over the past 20 years, he has also engaged extensively in a wide range of protection policy, standard-setting and practice initaitves at the regional and global level.

 

Event Date: 
Wednesday, May 20, 2020 - 08:00 to 09:30
Organiser or Host: 
Community World Service Asia
Venue: 
Online
Link: 
https://communityworldservice.asia/webinar-foundations-for-effective-protection-programming/
Language: 

How could Islamic Social Finance (ISF) help fill current gaps in humanitarian work?

 

 

SHARIAH MINDS WEBINAR SERIES 3

 

Date: Thursday – 14th May 2020
Time: 5.00pm - 6.00pm Malaysian time (GMT +8)

 

The upcoming Shariah Minds Webinar Series 3 titled “How Could Islamic Social Finance (ISF) Help Fill Current Gaps in Humanitarian Work?” this Thursday, 14th May 2020. Participation is free of charge.

The weekly one-hour session will bring experts who will share the insights on the new normal of Islamic Finance as Covid-19 continues to spread around the globe and dominate headlines.

 

This particular session will include a live Q&A with our experts:

 

Moderated by: Razi Pahlavi Abdul Aziz

 

Panellists:
1. Datuk Dr Mohd Daud Bakar, Founder of Amanie Group & Global Shariah Scholar
2. Dato' Dr Ahmad Faizal Mohd Perdaus, President, MERCY Malaysia
3. Mr Houssam Chahine, Head of Private Sector Partnership, MENA, UNHCR

 

Please click the link below to register! *seats are limited*

 

CLICK HERE

 

Once you have registered, we will then email to you the link for the webinar (via Zoom) by Thursday, 14th May 2020.

 

Thank you for your support!

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Event Date: 
Thursday, May 14, 2020 - 11:00 to 12:00
Organiser or Host: 
Mercy Malaysia
Venue: 
Online
Language: 
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