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Humanitarian Networks and Partnerships Week

29 April – 10 May 2024
Online and at the International Conference Center Geneva, Switzerland

The HNPW 2024 will be held in a hybrid format from 29 April to 10 May 2024. The first week (29 April to 3 May) will be held remotely, the second week (6 to 10 May) will be organized face-to-face at the CICG in Geneva.

As in previous years, more than 60 humanitarian networks and partnerships will be invited to hold their meetings at the event and organize joint sessions in the nine Areas of Common Concern (AOCC) for inter-network collaboration. These are: 1) Accountability to Affected Population, 2) Anticipatory Action, 3) Climate Crisis, 4) Emergency Response in a Pandemic, 5) Inclusion, 6) Integrating Security Risk Management in Humanitarian Action, 7) Localization, 8) Nexus, and 9) Organizational Culture and Power Relations.

In addition, for the first time this year, sessions will be categorized by "Enablers" 1) Logistics and supply chai, 2) IM, data and data-quality, 3) Research and innovation, and 4) Training and Exercises.

adelphi at the Humanitarian Networks and Partnerships Week

Session:
Understanding climate and environmental risks for increased resilience, conflict prevention and sustaining peace - Hosted by UNSSC and adelphi

When:6 May, 16:00-17:30
Where: Salle 9, CICG, Geneva
The interlinkages between climate, peace and security are posing new and evolving challenges the world over. When interacting with specific economic, social, political and demographic factors, climate change impacts may cause or enhance existing risks to peace and security. At the same time, fragility and conflict often impede climate action aimed at strengthening resilience and diminishing vulnerability to future shocks and stressors, keeping communities in a seemingly never-ending loop of fragility and vulnerability.

For humanitarian actors, this translates into a need for increased capacity to understand climate and environmental risks and develop evidence-based solutions at local, national and international levels, to continue delivering on their mandates and operations, while at the same time also contributing to building resilience.

In line with the Climate and Environment Charter for humanitarian organizations, this session aims to provide a space for discussion and exchange among practitioners, researchers and donors on how to enhance understanding of climate and environmental risks, and integrate them into humanitarian responses and efforts towards increased resilience, conflict prevention and sustaining peace. Through facilitated discussions and sharing of experiences and lessons learned, participants will explore potential approaches and solutions to key challenges, such as reconciling short-term humanitarian interventions with the often long-term nature of climate change impacts, and collaboration across the humanitarian-development-peace nexus to address the root causes of climate-related security risks and achieve sustainable outcomes.

This session will target researchers, practitioners and donors working at the intersection of climate, peace and security. This includes UN agencies, funds and programmes, international non-governmental organizations (INGOs), and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and civil society organizations (CSOs) operating at the national and local levels.

The expected outcomes of the session are as follows:

  • Increased understanding of climate impacts and related security risks in specific conflict- and crisis-affected contexts
  • Increased awareness of tools, methodologies and resources available within and outside the UN to identify climate-related security risks and take action to prevent, mitigate and manage such risks
  • Increased integration and collaboration across the humanitarian-development-peace nexus in dealing with climate, peace and security
  • Growing network of climate, peace and security practitioners to foster exchange of experiences, good practices and learnings

Who can register sessions and exhibition stands:

Only the networks and partnerships that are members of the Leading-Edge Programme (LEP), the governing body of the HNPW, are invited to organize sessions and exhibition stands at the HNPW. Please see tab "Networks and Partnerships" above for an overview of registered networks and partnerships.

Who can participate in remote and face-to-face sessions:

  1. Invited persons: Invitations will be sent directly by the networks and partnerships to their members and stakeholders for the sessions they organize.
  2. Persons who did not receive an invitation: Most session will be open for public access, where also those without invitation can register to attend. Once participant registration is open, sessions can be found by keyword or organizing network/partnership in the online event program.

     

    More information and registration

This description was adapted from vosocc.unocha.org