Humanitarian Development Nexus! What is the New Way of Working? Practical examples


 

The STAIT is pleased to invite you to a two part webinar series on:

Humanitarian Development Nexus!
What is the New Way of Working? Practical examples        

 

                                                                                             

 

 

Wednesday 26th April 2017   60 minutes

 

Izumi Nakamitsu
Assistant Secretary-General and Assistant Administrator, Crisis Response Unit, UNDP
&
Ahunna Eziakonwa-Onochie
Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator, Ethiopia

PART 1: REGISTER HERE
New York 09:00   Dakar 13:00   Geneva 15:00   Amman 16:00   Nairobi 16:00  

       

Wednesday 10th May 2017    60 minutes

John Ging
OCHA Dir. of Operations; WHS New Way of Working work stream co-chair
&
Marta Ruedas
Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator, Sudan

PART 2: REGISTER HERE
New York 09:00   Dakar 13:00   Geneva 15:00   Amman 16:00   Nairobi 16:00

 

 

The majority of humanitarian operations around the world are protracted. In these situations the distinction between the approach of humanitarian and development actors can be unclear, and the ways of working do not always fit neatly together.  For example, humanitarian planning cycles are typically annual, which do not easily fit with the longer-term development planning processes. We have known these challenges for over 30 years, and there have been a number of attempts to address them, including linking relief, recovery and development (LRRD); the continuum, the contiguum, early recovery…

The World Humanitarian Summit’s (WHS) generated the “New Way of Working” which aims to address the “humanitarian-development nexus”.  But is the ‘New Way of Working’ just a new label? Or, is it the game changer that will bridge the divide and ensure that humanitarian action and development are mutually reinforcing?

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Panellists

 

Ms. IZUMI NAKAMITSU, ASSISTANT SECRETARY-GENERAL AND ASSISTANT ADMINISTRATOR, CRISIS RESPONSE UNIT, UNDP

Izumi Nakamitsu is the Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations and Assistant Administrator of the UN Development Programme (UNDP). She leads UNDP’s Crisis Response Unit and has more than 30 years of experience in foreign affairs, peacebuilding, peacekeeping, democratization and elections. Ms. Nakamitsu has worked in director-level positions with the UN’s Department of Peacekeeping Operations and has a strong academic background as a Professor of International Relations at Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo.  She is a member of the Foreign Exchange Council of the Japanese Foreign Minister; and is a visiting senior advisor on peacebuilding at the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).  Ms. Nakamitsu has also worked with UNHCR in the field and International IDEA on democracy and electoral issues.Ms. Nakamitsu was recently appointed Under Secretary-General and High Representative for Disarmament Affairs. She will assume this position in May.

 
 
 

 

Ms. AHUNNA EZIAKONWA-ONOCHIE, RESIDENT & HUMANITARIAN COORDINATOR, ETHIOPIA

Ahunna Eziakonwa-Onochie is the Resident Coordinator (RC) / Humanitarian Coordinator (HC) / UNDP Resident Representative (RR) for Ethiopia. She has extensive international experience in international affairs and previously held the positions of UN RC/HC/UNDP RR in Uganda, and RC/RR in Lesotho.
Ms. Eziakonwa-Onochie has also served as OCHA’s Chief, Africa Section, Coordination and Response Division; as a Humanitarian Affairs Officer for the UN’s Department of Political Affairs; and as Deputy Chief, OCHA, Sierra Leone; She has also led research projects and has been a Principal Writer Research Analyst with the UN Department of Peace Keeping Operations and the UN Department of Public Information, respectively.

 
 
 

 

Mr. JOHN GING,  OCHA DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS AND CO-CHAIR OF THE NEW WAY OF WORKING WHS WORK STREAM

John Ging is the Director of Operations at OCHA. He oversees the day-to-day management of all OCHA field operations and is the focal point for supporting Humanitarian Coordinators. Mr. Ging is also the Chair of the IASC Emergency Directors’ Group.

Before joining OCHA, Mr. Ging was the Director of the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) Operations in the Gaza Strip. Prior to this, Mr. Ging was Chief of Staff of the institution-building pillar within the UN Mission in Kosovo, and was Chief of Staff with the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) in Bosnia and Herzegovina.  Mr. Ging worked with GOAL, an Irish NGO, as Regional Director for Rwanda, DR Congo and Tanzania, during the refugee crisis after the Rwanda genocide. He started his career as a military officer and completed three tours as a UN Peacekeeper.

 
 
 

 

Ms. MARTA RUEDAS, RESIDENT & HUMANITARIAN COORDINATOR, SUDAN

Marta Ruedas is the RC/HC/RR for Sudan.  She has more than 25 years of experience with the UN both at headquarters and field level, including as UN Deputy Special Coordinator, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Lebanon; UNDP’s Country Director in Afghanistan; Deputy Director of the UNDP’s Bureau for Crisis Prevention and Recovery (BCPR).

Earlier in her career she served as Deputy Regional Director at the UNDP Regional Bureau for Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States as well as being the Resident Coordinator in Bulgaria and São Tomé and Príncipe.  Ms. Ruedas also served UNDP in Bolivia, Kyrgyzstan, the Republic of Georgia, Nepal, Mongolia and Mexico.

 
 
 




Best Regards,



Panos Moumtzis
Director STAIT