Humanitarian coordination

Inter-Agency Humanitarian Evaluations of collective responses in Ethiopia (2015-2018) and Mozambique (2019)

When: Monday, 23 November, 3:30 - 5:00 p.m. (GVA) / 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (NY).

Inter-Agency Humanitarian Evaluations (IAHE) provide independent assessments of the collective humanitarian response of IASC member organizations. The objective of this briefing is to share information about the common findings and conclusion of the IAHEs conducted for the drought response in Ethiopia (2015-2018) and for the Cyclone Idai Response in Mozambique (2019). The briefing will be an opportunity to hear from the evaluation team leaders, Julia Steets (IAHE Ethiopia) and Jock Backer (IAHE Mozambique), and discuss the challenges, lessons and opportunities for improving collective humanitarian response.

 

To attend:  contact Jeremy.wellard@icvanetwork.org

Further information:

 

 

Event Date: 
Monday, November 23, 2020 - 15:30 to 17:00
Organiser or Host: 
IASC
Venue: 
Online
Language: 

Global Humanitarian Overview 2021 - Virtual Launch

 

When:  1 December 2020 09:00 to 10:30 AM Geneva time 

The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) will host a virtual global launch of the Global Humanitarian Overview 2021 on Tuesday, 1 December 2020, with virtual accompanying launches in a number of capitals. The Global Humanitarian Overview is the world’s most comprehensive and evidence-based assessment of humanitarian needs, requirements and humanitarian trends and is published by OCHA. This event will take place as part of a global strategy to engage decision-makers and humanitarian partners in highlighting the key themes covered in the Global Humanitarian Overview 2021. It will serve to amplify the voices of affected people and encourage partners to contribute generously to humanitarian operations.

Where: Virtual launch

More information:  Details about the multiple sequential events will follow shortly. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Event Date: 
Tuesday, December 1, 2020 - 09:00 to 10:30
Organiser or Host: 
OCHA
Venue: 
Online
Language: 

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

 

Speakers:

  • 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: 
SEJAJAR
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: 

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: 

Centering girls' voices in the international system

Centering girls' voices in the international system

COVID-19 has presented significant challenges for girls. But it has also presented us with a chance to redefine not only a new normal in the way we protect and promote the rights of girls, but also in the way that we support and work with girls and young women.


This intergenerational dialogue between girl advocates and high-level leaders in the international system will explore how we can ensure that the international system is inclusive and relevant for the next generation, by putting girls’ voices and their rights at the centre of decision making processes.

 

Date and time:

8 October, 2020

7:00-8:30am EST / 13:00-14:30 CET

 

To Register:

link to follow

Event Date: 
Thursday, October 8, 2020 - 13:00 to 14:00
Organiser or Host: 
Plan International
Venue: 
online

Shifting the Power Paradigm – Increasing Resources for and Representation of L/NNGOs and CSOs in Protection Coordination Mechanisms – Challenges and Opportunities

Shifting the Power Paradigm – Increasing Resources for and Representation of L/NNGOs and CSOs in Protection Coordination Mechanisms – Challenges and Opportunities 

 

Organised by Centre de Recherche JURISCONSULTE, Network for Empowered Aid Response (NEAR), InterAction and International Council of Voluntary Agencies (ICVA), , this webinar will focus on concrete steps that humanitarian practitioners and policy makers can take to create a more equitable and inclusive protection sector.

 

 

Event Date: 
Monday, September 28, 2020 - 15:00 to 17:00
Organiser or Host: 
ICVA, InterAction, Near, JURISCONSULTE
Venue: 
Online
Language: 

Webinar - Conflict and COVID-19: War and instability during a pandemic

Conflict and COVID-19: War and instability during a pandemic

Join us this World Humanitarian Day for the fourth and final webinar hosted by ACFID, CHL and HAG in our No Safe Space: Crisis response in COVID-19 webinar series.

As COVID-19 disrupts humanitarian supply chains and distracts decision-makers from meaningful peace negotiations, civilians caught in the midst of armed conflict, and refugees and displaced people fleeing violence will bear the brunt of the pandemic.

Registration is essential. Register here for this online event.

Speakers:

  • Dr Ihlas Altinci, Sexual and Reproductive Health Adviser, Care International, Turkey/Syria
  • Veronica Koman, Human Rights Activist and Lawyer, Indonesia/West Papua
  • Dr Win Tun Kyi, National Director, Karuna Mission Social Solidarity, Myanmar
  • Dr Orzala Nemat, Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit, Afghanistan

 

Facilitator: 

Beth Eggleston, Founder, Humanitarian Advisory Group

 

About this Event

COVID-19 has now been recognised as a threat to international peace and security as the United Nations Security Council unanimously passes a resolution that calls for a global "immediate cessation of hostilities." This is a recognition of the complex impacts that COVID19 is having in conflict zones around the world.

Whilst international aid workers, journalists and diplomats head back to their home countries due to the pandemic, what is happening to those living through both COVID-19 and conflict?

With the disruption of humanitarian supply chains and the distraction away from peace negotiations, civilians caught in the midst of armed conflict, and refugees and displaced people fleeing violence will bear the brunt of the health emergency.

Join us on World Humanitarian Day as we explore the current and potential impacts of the health crises on conflict.

 

This is the final session of the  No Safe Space:  Crisis response in COVID-19  four-part online forum series co-presented by the Centre for Humanitarian Leadership (CHL),  Australian Council for International Development (ACFID) and  Humanitarian Advisory Group (HAG).

You can stream all events from the No Safe Space series on YouTube, including the last session: Dealing with a Double Disaster: What happens when disaster strikes during a pandemic?

Event Date: 
Wednesday, August 19, 2020 - 07:30 to 09:00
Organiser or Host: 
CHL | HAG | ACFID
Language: 
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