Humanitarian Networks and Partnerships Weeks (HNPW) & GISF 2022
|2 May 2022 — 20 May 2022
|International Conference Centre (CICG) in Geneva & Virtual
Humanitarian Networks and Partnerships Weeks – HNPW
What is HNPW?
The Humanitarian Networks and Partnerships Weeks (HNPW) is the annual event of the LEP and the largest event of its kind. Every year, the HNPW brings together more than 2000 experts in crisis preparedness and response from over 350 organisations and countries. Well-established Networks and Partnerships, such as INSARAG or UNDAC, but also newly created networks hold their annual meetings and consultations at the HNPW and collaborate in identifying solutions and solving common challenges in crisis preparedness and response. The event offers a space where LEP stakeholders meet annually to take stock, become inspired and build new coalitions.
The HNPW provides a unique forum for humanitarian networks and partnerships to meet and address key humanitarian issues. One of the largest humanitarian events of its kind, it gathers participants from the UN, NGOs, Member States, the private sector, the military, academia and beyond to discuss and solve common challenges in humanitarian affairs.
What is the Leading-Edge Programme (LEP)?
The Leading Edge Programme (LEP) is a year-round collaborative platform for humanitarian expert networks and partnerships with the aim of developing sustainable solutions to recurring, cross-cutting issues in emergency preparedness and response. The LEP is governed by a Strategic Group comprising representative of humanitarian networks and partnerships that attend the HNPW. The Strategic Group is co-chaired by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and OCHA. The HNPW is the LEP’s key event which is organised annually in Geneva since 2015.
The Humanitarian Networks and Partnerships Weeks (HNPW) 2022 will be held in a hybrid format from 02 to 20 May 2022
HNPW & GISF
In 2021, Integrating Security Risk Management Across Humanitarian Action, become one of HNPW’s nine priority topics, for the first time. Recognising the Global Interagency Security Forum’s (GISF) leading role in supporting collaboration on SRM and improving aid workers’ protection, GISF was selected to lead sessions on this critical topic.
In 2022, now under the heading of Areas of Common Concern (AOCC), GISF continues to lead on Integrating Security Risk Management Across Humanitarian Action, as part of the HNPW. Bringing together experts from across the aid world, GISF will be co-hosting several virtual and face to face sessions in partnership with different actors such as the UN, ICRC, CBM, Arete Business Performance, Raleigh International, Duty of Care International, SMRT Consulting, and Save the Children.
We welcome all humanitarians to join our sessions and discuss how to keep aid workers safe and facilitate access to affected communities. SRM impacts all aspects of humanitarian action, and together, we will improve communication and coordination across the sector and identify how SRM must adapt to face current challenges.
Registration for the sessions being held during the face to face week (09-13 May) of HNPW is now open! To register, and find out more, click here.
Week One | 2nd May – 6th May 2022 | Virtual
Week Two | 9th May – 13th May 2022 | In-person week, International Conference Centre (CICG), Geneva
Week Three | 16th May – 20th May 2022 | Virtual
To find out more about each individual session, please click the links above, or check out our events page.
Steps to register for a session:
If you have any questions on registration, please reach out to Megan (firstname.lastname@example.org)
GISF will be having an in-person exhibition stand at HNPW this year, during organized face-to-face at the International Conference Centre (CICG) in Geneva from the 9th to 13th May. If you are in Geneva, and attending HNPW, feel free to come and find us, and say hello to the team!
GISF are also scheduling some virtual exhibition stands, where you can drop in and speak to one of the GISF secretariat to find out more about GISF or ask any questions you may have. More information about these will be released soon.
If you have any questions about GISF’s sessions, HNPW or registration, please reach out to Megan (email@example.com)
HNPW & GISF | Building an Organisational Culture for Effective Security Risk Management: Exploring elements of Duty of Care before, during and after incidents
Summary: Building on recent survey results (Incident support in aid organizations, survey open until Feb 10, 2022), Christine Williamson and Steve Dennis are studying how aid organisations currently implement support to staff injured or harmed in workplace incidents. The goal of this session is for participants to gain a deeper…
Summary: Digitisation and technology are advancing so rapidly that changes that once took centuries now happen in years or months. In the past 18 months, the equivalent of 21 years of change has occurred which is at a faster pace than most humans can adapt. While the ‘digital revolution’ remains…
Purpose of session: To highlight the aspirations of inclusive security, constraints to implementation and suggested approaches. This is to address specific security needs of personnel according to their personal profile, which is often not understood, not planned for, or consistently met. Practice has not caught up with Strategy or Policy…