The Emergency Directors Group

The Emergency Directors Group

The Emergency Directors Group

The IASC Emergency Directors support humanitarian operations by advising the Emergency Relief Coordinator and the IASC Principals; on operational issues of strategic concern, and by mobilizing agency resources to address operational challenges and gaps, in support of Humanitarian Coordinators and Humanitarian Country Teams.

Responsibilities of the Emergency Directors are:

1) Advising the IASC on operational issues of strategic concern;

2) Preparing options and recommendations for the IASC on operational issues;

3) Mobilizing agency and Global Cluster resources to address operational challenges and gaps, in support of Humanitarian Coordinators (HCs) and Humanitarian Country Teams (HCTs);

4) Considering future high-risk scenarios and determining appropriate early actions in support of HCs and HCTs;

5) Supporting the Principals in the activation and initial implementation of a system-wide Level 3 (L3) emergency response as defined in the IASC Transformative Agenda (TA) Protocols;

6) Ensuring appropriate information sharing with IASC WG so as to address policy gaps and inform policy formulation; and

7) Monitoring and providing support, including through capacity building and guidance, to the implementation of the TA.