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.
- Najat Rochdi, Deputy Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General, Humanitarian Coordinator, United Nations Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in the Central African Republic
- Kirk Prichard, Director of Humanitarian Programs, Concern US
- Paul Knox-Clarke, Head of Research, ALNAP
- Mohammad Kilani, Executive Director, Jordan Hashemite Charity Organisation (JHCO)
- Emmanuelle Osmond, Senior Policy Officer – Humanitarian Coordination at ICVA
- Angharad Laing, Executive Director at PHAP
Focus: To provide NGOs with a general understanding of the available coordination models at country and regional levels, and how they are linked to the global structure.
- Knowledge of the different coordination mechanisms available at country and regional levels
- Familiarity with key actors at country level, and their main roles
- Awareness of the opportunities and challenges for NGOs to engage in country-level and regional-level coordination mechanisms
- Familiarity with sources of information on coordination structures at country and regional levels
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- OCHA, “International Coordination Mechanisms,” UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)
- Humanitarian Response, “Clusters: Who does what?,” HumanitarianResponse.info
- IASC, “Guidance note on using the cluster approach to strengthen humanitarian response,” Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC), 24 November 2006
- NGOs and International Inter-Agency Humanitarian Coordination Architecture, https://ngocoordination.org/content/ngos-international-inter-agency-humanitarian-coordination-architecture
- ALNAP: https://www.alnap.org/our-topics/coordination