Praxis Discussion: How the Localisation of Humanitarian Aid Helps Us Responding to Covid-19?

When: Thursday, October 29, 2020, at 2:00 – 5:30 p.m. Bangkok/Jakarta time

Where: online

To register:    Click here to register Registrations are now open and will close on Thursday, October 29, 2020, at 10:00 a.m. Bangkok/Jakarta time.

SEJAJAR: Network-of-Networks of CSOs and NGOs of Indonesia (SEJAJAR) invites you to a productive and topical discussion this afternoon. Come join us!  


Covid-19 continues to ravage almost all aspects of life. SEJAJAR as a network-of- network, in collaboration with Network for Empowered Aid Response (NEAR), and International Council of Voluntary Agencies (ICVA), calls upon all stakeholders to continue to encourage localization and to leverage the response to the pandemic to strengthen future humanitarian systems. 


SEJAJAR holds this discussion for stakeholders to:

  • be aware of what has been happening globally with the localisation agenda;
  • review the progress in the Asia Pacific region following the regional conference on localization in Jakarta last August, and
  • compile recommendations about the future direction of localisation in the changing humanitarian landscape and in context of Covid-19



  • ECOWEB Philippines, Nanette Antiquisa, Executive Director
  • Humanitarian Advisory Group / HAG, Beth Eggleston, Director
  • ICCO Cooperation Bangladesh, Shakeb Nabi, Country Representative
  • International Council of Voluntary Agencies / ICVA, Keya Saha-Chaudhury, Regional Representative for Asia and the Pacific
  • Network for Empowered Aid Response / NEAR, Alix Masson, Advocacy Officer; Shahida Arif, Regional Reps of Asia and the Pacific
  • Pujiono Centre, Zela Septikasari, Programme Manager


Moderator: Dr. Puji Pujiono, SEJAJAR Convenor


Event Date: 
Thursday, October 29, 2020 - 14:00 to 17:30
Organiser or Host: 

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.



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




Co-sponsored by Plan International and World Vision International.

This humanitarian briefing event will present new research findings from World Vision on how the Venezuelan crisis is affecting children's rights and protection, alongside regional analysis presented by Plan International on the specific impact for girls. Most importantly, this event will provide a platform to hear directly from Venezuelan adolescent girls and young women themselves - their experiences, how the crisis and COVID-19 pandemic has impacted their lives, and what actions they recommend to leaders for change.


Monday 2 November 2020

  • 9:00 - 10:30 - AM NEW YORK
  • 2:00 - 3:30 PM - GENEVA
  • 8:00 - 9:30 AM - PANAMA 


To Register:  Click here



Event Date: 
Monday, November 2, 2020 - 14:00 to 15:00
Organiser or Host: 
Plan International & World Vision