The Humanitarian Networks and Partnerships Week (HNPW) opens its door to humanitarian experts from 6 to 10 February. This year, the HNPW will host the annual meetings and consultations of 23 networks and partnerships. The overarching goal is to provide these networks and organizations the tools and contacts they need to excel, together. Over 850 participants have registered for this year’s HNPW.
During the HNPW, one of the key events will be the Inter-Network Day on 8 February. This will be the starting point of a year-round collaboration among networks, partnerships and individual experts under the umbrella of the Leading Edge Programme (LEP), offering participants an inclusive, collaborative space to identify sustainable and innovative solutions to common challenges in crisis management.
The opening ceremony of the event will be presented by the Under-Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Mr. Stephen O’Brien. It will lay the ground for the unique interactive day – an open-to-all event with 30 interactive sessions (90 minutes each) – with each session aiming to establish clear outcomes resulting in action points for follow-up throughout the year. Some of the topics covered by the interactive sessions include: the use of technologies for coordination, streamlining simulation exercises, improving customs systems and procedures in humanitarian response or information management in the first hours after a disaster.
The Opening Ceremony of the event will take place on February 8 at the Auditorium of the Centre International de Conférences Genève (CICG) starting at 9 am.
Join the discussion on hnpw.org!
To make the most of these sessions, we want to hear your thoughts now. Focus Task Forces, Networks and other groups running a session on Inter-Network day now have their own page on the HNPW website, where you can find out more about them, their achievements, and their plans for HNPW 2017. There, you can also engage in discussions around the sessions and topics to be discussed during HNPW. Get started on the Simulation Exercise and Training or the Field Coordination page, or explore out website to find your discussion of interest! Don’t forget to register for HNPW 2017 here!