Topic Three: 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.



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  • Raphael Gorgeu, Director of Program and Policy, ICVA
  • Pansy Tun Thein, Executive Director, Local Resource Centre Myanmar
  • Abdurahman Sharif, Director, Somalia NGO consortium
  • Rolla Hinedi, Media and Advocacy Manager and Head of Gaziantep Office, Syria Relief UK


  • Emmanuelle Osmond, Senior Policy Officer – Humanitarian Coordination at ICVA
  • Angharad Laing, Executive Director at PHAP

Focus: To provide NGOs with a general understanding of NGO-led coordination initiatives to improve and enhance their assistance at different levels.

Learning objectives:

  • Understanding of the concept and diverse role of NGO fora and consortia
  • Knowledge of the different forms of NGO fora and consortia
  • Familiarity with the main NGO-led fora and consortia of international and regional relevance
  • Awareness of the  added value and trends for NGOs to engage in such fora and consortia
  • Familiarity with sources of information on NGO-led fora and consortia

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