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How can humanitarians better coordinate across a response?

Type of event: Online event (Webinar)
Sector: Coordination and Support
Country: n/a
Date: 23 February 2016
Time: 2-3:30pm UK time
Free Event: Yes

One of the most difficult aspects of coordination is ensuring that different sectors (e.g. shelter, food security, WASH) and levels of coordination (e.g. national, sub-national) are connected across a response. Though there are examples where coordination has been effective across a response, these are hard to come by. ALNAP's research on the humanitarian Cluster system identified both sub-national/national and inter-cluster coordination to be areas requiring significant improvement. Roundtables conducted by ALNAP in October 2015 further emphasised the importance of addressing this crucial area of humanitarian response.

On February 23rd, ALNAP will host the first of four webinars in a series focusing on humanitarian coordination. The webinar will specifically address the challenge of coordinating across a humanitarian response, including national/sub-national coordination, inter-sectoral coordination and coordinating cross-cutting issues. We will hear from three panellists. Jessica Saulle from Save the Children will draw on her experiences with cash coordination in a number of responses to address the question of where cash ‘fits’ in the humanitarian coordination structure. She will discuss the challenges and opportunities in connecting cash coordination mechanisms to other aspects of the humanitarian system. Alexander Tyler from the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) will share his experiences of inter-sectoral coordination in Jordan. The third speaker, who will be confirmed shortly, will focus on the coordination of a response between national and sub-national levels.

Participants are encouraged to register and submit their questions for the discussion!

For more information or to register please visit

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