Confirmed speakers and themes for the 2021 ALNAP Meeting

29 Sep 2021

The ALNAP Secretariat is delighted to announce confirmed guest speakers and key themes for the 2021 ALNAP Meeting.

"Learning from disruption: evolution, revolution or status quo" will take place online from 19 to 21 October and is open to all humanitarians across different time zones.

The list of guest speakers for our opening and closing events will include:

  • Jan Egeland, Secretary General, Norwegian Refugee Council and former UN Emergency Relief Co-ordinator
  • Waafa Saeed Abdelatef, Acting Director, Coordination Division, UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)
  • Heba Aly, Chief Executive Officer, The New Humanitarian
  • Jeremy Konyndyk, Executive Director, COVID-19, Office of the Administrator, USAID
  • Jagan Chapagain, Secretary General, International Federation Red Cross/Crescent Societies (IFRC)
  • Hibak Kalfan, Executive Director, Network for Empowered Aid Response (NEAR)

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Our meeting will be structured around four key themes:

Disrupting the balance of power

We will be joined by The New Humanitarian and Oxfam, among others, to look at whether different forms of crisis and disruption effect change in the balance of power and accountability across the humanitarian sector.

The role of digital technology in managing and leading disruption

These sessions will focus on the new opportunities and possibilities emerging over the last 18 months. They will also cover where the disruptive promise of digital technologies may have failed to deliver the revolution some were hoping for.

Disruptions to humanitarian practice

We will be discussing the learning emerging from disruptions that have changed the way humanitarians work across logistics, M&E, financing, climate change and other areas.

Locally-led leadership during disruption

We will be hearing from national actors in Bangladesh, Guatemala, Kenya, Palestine, and the Philippines about the opportunities and challenges they face. We will also hear from ODI’s Humanitarian Policy Group (HPG) and NEAR on the extent to which the learning and experience emerging from these contexts and others is being helped or hindered by the global and national policy environment.

A full agenda for the meeting will be available shortly.

Remember to register for the conference and please also encourage your colleagues to register and attend.

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