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Demystifying the Humanitarian, Development and Peace Nexus

Overview:

At the World Humanitarian Summit in 2016, the UN and World Bank committed to a “new way of working” to transcend the humanitarian-development divide.  Since then, the concept has been considered in the context of UN reform and the “triple nexus” – the nexus between humanitarian, development, and – when appropriate – peace. Despite the many discussions, workshops and briefing papers, many NGOs and partners are yet to grapple with what this means for affected persons, the system as a whole, and NGOs.  

ICVA Humanitarian Learning Stream Webinar: NGOs in government-led and refugee coordination contexts

The humanitarian coordination learning stream has so far covered how NGOs engage and how NGO fora and consortia function in the international humanitarian coordination architecture at the global, regional and country levels.

The UN General Assembly Resolution A/RES/46/182 of 1991 states that “in a natural disaster and other emergencies occurring on its territory… the affected State has the primary role in the initiation, organization, coordination, and implementation of humanitarian assistance within its territory.” The increasing capacity of many governments to lead humanitarian coordination efforts, coupled with the growing critique of relying on an internationally led approach to humanitarian coordination means that NGOs are engaging even more with governments to provide humanitarian assistance.

Moreover, in the light of the refugee crises that we are currently witnessing around the world, another coordination model has become increasingly important for humanitarian practitioners and NGO staff: the Refugee Coordination Model (RCM). It provides a framework for humanitarian response in the context of a refugee crisis and links with broader humanitarian coordination structures and the IASC cluster system.

Join us on 9 November, in ICVA’s and PHAP’s sixth and last online session of the humanitarian coordination learning stream. The event will focus on how NGOs engage and interact with government-led coordination mechanisms and on NGOs role in the Refugee Coordination Model.  

Event Date: 
Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 10:30 to 12:00
Organiser or Host: 
ICVA & PHAP
Venue: 
Webinar
Link: 
https://phap.org/9nov2017-registerhttps://www.icvanetwork.org/topic-six-%E2%80%93-ngos-government-led-and-refugee-coordination-contexts

The New Way of Working: What is it? What does it mean for NGOs?

In his report on the World Humanitarian Summit “One Humanity: Shared Responsibility”, the former UN Secretary-General proposed an Agenda for Humanity that would help to meet people’s immediate humanitarian needs - while at the same time reducing risk and vulnerability. This “new way of working”, adopted by eight UN humanitarian and development entities aspires to: work towards collective outcomes across the humanitarian and development community; Wherever possible, those efforts should reinforce and strengthen the capacities that already exist at national and local levels; whilst ultimately working towards the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.

The fifth online session of ICVA’s learning stream on humanitarian coordination, in partnership with PHAP, will focus on the New Way of Working, unpacking overall goals, what changes are needed across the sector, how these changes impact NGOs, and how can NGOs influence this process. Join us on October 5 as we discuss these issues.

 

 

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Event Date: 
Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 15:00 to 16:30
Organiser or Host: 
ICVA, PHAP
Venue: 
Webinar
Link: 
https://www.icvanetwork.org/topic-five-%E2%80%93-new-way-working-what-it-what-does-it-mean-ngos
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ICVA Humanitarian Learning Stream: OCHA and NGOs in Humanitarian Coordination

The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) aims to achieve greater coherence, complementarity, and efficiency of humanitarian response by mobilizing and coordinating humanitarian actors through different coordination mechanisms. NGOs undertake a vital role in these various structures.

On 14 September, ICVA and PHAP will organize the fourth online session of their learning stream on humanitarian coordination, focusing on NGO challenges and opportunities to engage with OCHA in an effective and meaningful way. Participants will be provided with an overview of OCHA’s main focus areas, highlighting the differences of NGO engagement with OCHA country offices in different regions, and exploring lessons already learnt by NGOs.

 

 

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Event Date: 
Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 10:30 to 12:00
Organiser or Host: 
ICVA, PHAP
Venue: 
Webinar
Link: 
https://phap.org/14sep2017/register
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NGO fora and consortia – from local to global

Aiming collectively for strengthened humanitarian coordination and response from local to global level, we are witnessing the increasing relevance of NGO fora and consortia at national, regional and global levels. Understanding how these fora and consortia function, and how NGOs can engage in these structures, will be the topic of the third session of the learning stream on humanitarian coordination, jointly organized by ICVA and PHAP.

In this session, participants will be provided with examples of good practice of NGO-led fora and consortia, highlighting the challenges and opportunities to engage for both local and international NGOs. Guest experts will explore their added value, and will answer live questions from participants throughout the session.

 

Join us on Thursday, July 20 as we hold, in partnership with PHAP, the next installment of ICVA’sonline humanitarian coordination learning stream, NGO fora and consortia: From local to global.

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The webinar will explain the various structures and roles of NGO fora and consortia, operating from national to global levels. Bringing together representatives from ICVA, the Local Resource Centre (Myanmar), the Somalia NGO consortium and Syria Relief UK, the session will discuss: 

  • Why do NGOs gather in forum? What are the various roles, structures and added value for NGOs to engage in fora and consortia?
  • How can NGOs engage with consortia at national and global levels?
  • What are good practice examples of NGO fora and consortia? What are common challenges and lessons learnt faced by NGOs working in consortia?

Register now - Join us on July 20 from 10.30am – 12.00pm (Geneva local time)

                                                 

Event Date: 
Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 10:30 to 12:00
Organiser or Host: 
ICVA, PHAP
Venue: 
Webinar
Link: 
https://phap.org/20jul2017/register
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The humanitarian coordination architecture at country and regional levels

What are the humanitarian coordination mechanisms at country and regional levels? In the second online session of the learning stream on humanitarian coordination, jointly organized by ICVA and PHAP, guest experts will explore the coordination mechanisms available at country level and the existing regional structures.

The session will explore the function of various country level humanitarian coordination structures and actors, including the Humanitarian Coordinator (HC) role, the Humanitarian Country Teams (HCTs) and the cluster approach at national and sub-national levels - highlighting the strengths and limitations of these structures.

Participants will be provided with recommendations on how NGOs can better engage in these coordination mechanisms, and will also have an opportunity to ask questions.

Event Date: 
Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 10:30 to 12:00
Organiser or Host: 
ICVA, PHAP
Venue: 
Webinar
Link: 
https://phap.org/22jun2017/register
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