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CCHN Monthly Forum on the Humanitarian Response to the Global Pandemic

CCHN Monthly Forum on the Humanitarian Response to the Global Pandemic table
Date15 Apr 2020
Time1:00 pm 3:00 pm BST |8:00 am10:00 am EDT
Provider The Centre of Competence on Human Negotiation
Type Virtual
Booking URLhttps://cchn.typeform.com/to/gW6EGu

The global pandemic of COVID-19 dominates the world’s attention. As governments are focusing their response on the domestic impacts of the virus, limited information and analysis are available on the impact of the pandemic on existing humanitarian crises and the immediate effects on vulnerable populations in conflict-affected settings. Against this background, the CCHN Monthly Forum will bring together field practitioners, policy-makers, experts and government representatives to discuss the latest developments affecting the international humanitarian response.

A virtual space for discussions

Organised on a monthly basis, the CCHN Forum aims to offer a virtual space for discussions and exchanges between frontline professionals, policy-makers of humanitarian organisations and donors with a view to:

  • Sharing the latest information on the impact of the pandemic on humanitarian action by region;
  • Exploring the relevance of humanitarian norms and principles to the international response to the pandemic;
  • Discussing in subgroups the strategies and tactics of the response per region and most affected contexts;
  • Identifying the need for policy and training tools to enhance the capacity of frontline humanitarian negotiators to engage on the deployment of the humanitarian response in favour of the most affected.

Preliminary agenda of the CCHN Forum on 15 April

  • Launch of the Monthly Forum by the President of the ICRC, Peter Maurer
  • Keynote by Dr. Ibrahima Socé Fall, Assistant Director-General for Emergencies Response, World Health Organisation
  • Update on the situation: Latest development affecting the international humanitarian response
  • Emerging policy issues: Presentation by the director of the CCHN, Claude Bruderlein on Humanitarian Principles Guiding the International Response to the Global Pandemic.”
  • Regional group discussion: Latest updates and sharing of experience per region

Connecting field practitioners with policy makers and experts

The main objective of the CCHN is to facilitate the sharing of experiences from different regions. The forum is designed for humanitarian field practitioners, operational managers, policy makers, government representatives and academic researchers. The participation confirmation and information on how to connect will be shared in early April.

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