Peace remains on uncertain ground in policy and practice, as highlighted by many of the organisations involved in the Voice Nexus reporting and the recent Berlin Centre for Humanitarian Action webinar on the paper recently released by Marc du Bois highlighting the need to overcome top-down institutional discussion to genuine people-centred action.
We therefore ask our local partners, field teams and civil society to reflect on what peace means to us as humanitarian and development responders and what are our priorities moving forward? How does this reflect and connect with IASC recent thinking and EU level action?
Sheri Arnott: Director of Policy, Disaster Management | World Vision International
The zero draft of the IASC Results Group 4 issues paper on “Peace in the nexus” is now ready for feedback. Sheri will present key elements of the issues paper for discussion and feedback, with a view to contributing to a discussion on how humanitarian and development actors respectively contribute to the sustaining peace agenda.
Mat Gai: National NGO focal Point -The Secretariat | South Sudan NGO forum
Reflections on convergences and divergences between the IASC and multi-lateral level framing of peace in the nexus rand that of local and national civil society actors.
Martina Zapf: Senior IPAT Manager | Interpeace
Interpeace perspectives on the local and EU level implementation of peace with practical insights on connecting actors, integration of the local dimension and complementarity.
Marzia Monterrumo: Research Director | HERE Geneva
With her recent in-depth investigation and reporting on Unpacking Humanitarianism, Marzia Monterrumo will join the dots of the webinar to explore the nuances and context specific actions necessary to operationalise the ideal of complementary humanitarian, development and peace action.
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
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
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/
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