Wednesday, 15th July 2020
New York 9:00; Dakar 13:00; Geneva 15:00; Beirut / Amman 16:00; Addis Ababa / Nairobi 16:00
Humanitarian-development collaboration and its linkages to peace are critical to effective humanitarian action. A key part of this collaboration is the combined effort of humanitarian, development and peace actors towards “collective outcomes,” jointly envisioned results that reduce need, risk and vulnerability over multiple years. Collective outcomes that are based on a shared analysis and provide a common vision can build a bridge between short-term assistance, medium-term outcomes and long-term development programming and financing.
In June 2020, the IASC Principals endorsed the UN-IASC Light Guidance on Collective Outcomes, a concise and practical guidance aimed to guide colleagues tasked with implementing the humanitarian-development-peace collaboration at the country level. The guidance was developed by the IASC Results Group 4 on Humanitarian-Development Collaboration and in consultation with the UN Joint Steering Committee to Advance Humanitarian and Development Collaboration (JSC). The guidance, which is a joint product of the IASC and the JSC, aims to ensure a common understanding of analysis, funding and financial strategies and effective coordination initiatives. It highlights key steps and questions that should be answered during the process of creating and delivering context-specific collective outcomes.
In this webinar we will look at how humanitarian leadership in the field and at global level can apply this guidance and better use collective outcomes to foster closer humanitarian-development-peace collaboration at country level and strengthen humanitarian response.
- Ms. Najat Rochdi, Team Leader & Director, Peer-2-Peer Project
- Ms. Metsi Makhetha, Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator, Burkina Faso
- Mr. Raouf Mazou, Assistant High Commissioner for Operations, UNHCR
- Dr. Danny Sriskandarajah, Executive Director, Oxfam GB
- Ms. Rachel Scott, Senior Partnership and Policy Advisor, Crisis and Fragility Policy and Engagement, UNDP
Ms. Metsi Makhetha
Ms. Metsi Makhetha has over 20 years of experience working with multilateral institutions and leading multidisciplinary teams in various country contexts including Political transitions, Development and Emergencies. She has been the UN Resident Coordinator in Burkina Faso since 2016 and was designated as Humanitarian Coordinator in November 2019. Since joining the UN system in 1995, Ms. Makhetha has taken on numerous leadership roles in UNDP, including Director of Essential Services for the UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (2014-2015) and UNDP Country Director in Guinea (2012-2014).
Mr. Raouf Mazou
Mr. Raouf Mazou has served as Assistant High Commissioner for Operations of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Geneva since February 2020. In his 28 years of experience with UNHCR Mr. Mazou has worked in the field in many capacities, including as Director of the Africa Bureau and UNHCR Representative in Kenya for over five years. He has garnered particular expertise in emergency response, repatriation and the development of strategies aimed at bridging the gap between relief and development.
Mr. Danny Sriskandarajah
Dr. Danny Sriskandarajah is the Chief Executive of Oxfam Great Britain. His previous roles include six years as Secretary General of CIVICUS, the global civil society alliance, Director General of the Royal Commonwealth Society, Interim Director of the Commonwealth Foundation and various posts at the Institute for Public Policy Research.
Ms. Rachel Scott
Ms. Rachel Scott is Senior Policy and Partnerships Advisor with UNDP’s Crisis Bureau. She focuses on UNDP’s partnerships for better results in crisis and fragile contexts, and delivers on UNDP’s commitments on the Humanitarian Development Peace Nexus, and on crisis financing. Prior to this Rachel spent 10 years at the OECD, as the Head of the Crisis and Fragility Team, following 15 years working for a think tank, NGOs and the UN, in the field and at headquarters.
Introducing the facilitator:
Ms. Najat Rochdi, Team Leader & Director, Peer2Peer Support
Ms. Rochdi is the Team Leader and Director of the Peer 2 Peer Project. Prior to taking up this role Ms. Rochdi was the Deputy special Representative for the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Central African Republic, Where she also served as the RC, HC. Ms. Rochdi, has extensive experience in development and humanitarian affairs, she served as RC, HC in Cameroon. She served as Deputy Director in charge of Policy, Communication and Operations in UNDP Geneva. Prior to her tenure with UN Ms. Rochdi was Deputy minister in the Moroccan Government.