Inter-cluster Coordination: Breaking Down Silos

The Global Cluster Coordinators' Group (GCCG) is pleased to invite you to the second instalment of Breaking Down the Silos Webinar Series titled:

Approaches to Strengthen National Actors’ Role in Humanitarian Response


The call to “reinforce and not replace” national and local capacity and actors is one of the key outcomes of the World Humanitarian Summit. The Grand Bargain has further reiterated the need to provide direct resources to local NGOs and strengthen their capacity. These initiatives have placed the issue of localization high on the international humanitarian agenda and are promoting change in the way humanitarian response is coordinated and delivered.

This webinar will examine good practice and approaches from several countries that encourage the engagement of national and local actors in the delivery and coordination of humanitarian response.

Panelists including Global Cluster Coordinators, National and International NGO leaders, Cluster Coordinators and OCHA field representatives will offer suggestions and tips to enhance national actors' participation in coordination mechanisms, good practice that supports resourcing and capacity strengthening, as well as helpful approaches for clusters in working with national authorities. A good practice document will be compiled based on the webinar discussion and will be shared as an outcome of the webinar.


23 May 2017

Morning Session: Geneva 10:30 - Amman 11:30 - Nairobi 11:30 - Kabul 13:00 - Manila 16:30


Muhammad Amad, Executive Member, National Humanitarian Network in Pakistan
Michael Copland, Child Protection Area of Responsibility Coordinator
        Ruel Kirathi Mungei, Nutrition Cluster Coordinator in Nigeria
Charlotte Ashley, Deputy Head of Office, OCHA Afghanistan

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Afternoon Session: New York 08:30 - Geneva: 14:30 - Amman 15:30 - Nairobi 15:30


Halima Adan, Program Manager - Save Somali Women and Children
        Bernard Balibuno, Country Representative, CAFOD DRC
Jahal de Meritens, Global Early Recovery Cluster Coordinator
Tamara Hallaq, Humanitarian Affairs Officer, OCHA Turkey

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The Inter-cluster Coordination: Breaking Down Silos webinar series aims to provide a platform for good practice and great ideas on how to make coordination better and share these ideas and practices widely amongst inter-cluster coordination group members, cluster members, and the humanitarian community. The webinar series invites current field based cluster coordinators, inter-cluster coordinators, NGOs, together with a Global Cluster Coordinator to provide practical, constructive suggestions around a range of topics that can be applied in daily coordination work.


For help logging on to the webinar, click on the login guide

Questions are welcome in advance of the webinar.

You can e-mail questions to Ali Gokpinar ( before the webinar or submit them to the presenters live, via the chat function.

All documents relevant to this webinar and a recording of the event will be shared on Webex.


Photo : UNDP - Ebola response