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Advocacy

WHS Lebanon Consultation

Amel Association in collaboration with the International Council of Voluntary Agencies (ICVA) and The Humanitarian Forum and supported by UN OCHA, organised a consultative workshop which took place at the Commodore Hotel in Beirut. It was attended by representatives from over 30 civil society organisations and actors in the humanitarian field. The participants identified the […]

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WHS Jordan Consultation

The Humanitarian Forum alongside UN OCHA and Jordan Hashemite Charitable Organisation hosted the national consultation workshop in Jordan. It was attended by 20 representatives from national and international humanitarian organisations. Important points raised at the consultation included: the difference in traditions and cultural norms between the refugee communities and host communities and how those differences […]

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WHS Yemen Consultation

On 18th June, the Yemen branch of The Humanitarian Forum organised the Yemeni national consultation in partnership with Islamic Relief Yemen and UN OCHA. The consultation was attended by 60 representatives of local NGOs and civil society organisations. Prime Minister Mohammed Salem Basendwah and Minister of Planning and Cooperation, Mr. Mohammed Al-Saadi also attended. The […]

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WHS Kuwait Consultation

We organised the consultation in Kuwait with International Islamic Charitable Organisation, who hosted the event with support from UN OCHA. Representatives from 50 organisations attended. The discussion included the recommendation that political and humanitarian aspects of work remain separate. The relationship between the actions of an organisation and the leaders of that organisation was explored […]

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WHS Bahrain Consultation

In Bahrain we worked with UN OCHA and The Royal Charity Organisation who hosted the consultation on 25th May. Representatives of 22 local and international charities and humanitarian organisations attended and discussed how the organisations present could develop their relationships, leverage and links with decision makers in governments and the private sector. They also spoke […]

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The Humanitarian Forum work on the World Humanitarian Summit
On: Feb 20, 2015
By: hf-admin

Since January 2014, The Humanitarian Forum has been working on the global consultation process ahead of The World Humanitarian Summit (WHS), which will be held in Istanbul in 2016. The World Humanitarian Summit is an initiative by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to improve humanitarian action. Through the two-year consultation process, the aim is to build […]

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WHS Qatar Consultation

Our Qatar consultation was organised in partnership with Qatar Red Crescent, Qatar Charity and UN OCHA. It was held on May 24th, 2014 at the headquarters of Qatar Red Crescent Society in Doha. 24 organisations were represented including a variety of INGOs and local Qatari charitable and humanitarian organisations with expertise and extensive experience in […]

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UK Diaspora Consultation
On: Feb 9, 2015
By: hf-admin

Continuing our work on the World Humanitarian Summit research process, our first event of the year was a UK-wide Diaspora consultation addressing the four themes of the World Humanitarian Summit. We looked in detail at humanitarian effectiveness, reducing vulnerability and managing risk, transformation through innovation and serving the needs of people in conflict, all the […]

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WHS Morocco Co-ordination meeting
On: Feb 8, 2015
By: hf-admin

Coordination Meeting for Arab Humanitarian Organisations in preparation for WHS 2016 On 26th January we brought together a range of humanitarian actors from 12 Arab States to discuss how we can better coordinate our efforts to ensure humanitarian responses are effective and efficient. Along with our partners, we were pleased to welcome representatives from Al […]

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Launch of the MENA Online Consultation
On: Feb 7, 2015
By: hf-admin

As you may know, The Humanitarian Forum has been working on the research and dialogue process leading up to the World Humanitarian Summit (WHS), which will take place in Istanbul in May 2016. We are pleased to confirm that our Acting Director, Dr. Tareq Bakri, will be one of the moderators overseeing the online consultation […]

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