This note lays out the agreed Priority Areas of Work for the IASC Results Groups covering the period May-December 2019. Please note that the priority areas of action for Results Groups 2 and 5 remain a work in progress.
The IASC Results Groups have been encouraged to be concrete in their deliverables, to focus on activities that will have the most impact on field effectiveness, will support IASC Principals’ with their decisions and/or advocacy efforts, promise the highest return for investment, and are inclusive; ensuring systematic engagement with key relevant IASC and non-IASC inter-agency structures.
The next step is for the Results Group to agree on: a breakdown of the activities and steps to be taken to achieve the deliverables (where required), a sequencing of the work in order of priority, and the assignment of owners for each of the activities and/or priorities.
As laid out in the OPAG working methods documents, Results Groups will report on the progress of the implementation of these Priority Areas of Work to the OPAG on a quarterly basis as well as during the 2nd OPAG meeting, tentatively planned for November 2019.
Operational Policy and Advocacy Group (OPAG) Meeting
Geneva, 11-12 April 2019
The Inter-Agency Standing Committee’s (IASC) Operational Policy and Advocacy Group (OPAG) will meet on 11 April 2019, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. and on 12 April from 09:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Coffee will be served from 8.30 a.m. on both days).
The meeting will take place at the Hotel Crowne Plaza Geneva, Avenue Louis-Casaï 75-77, 1216 Geneva.
Visitors badges will be issued in the meeting room upon arrival. Please ensure that you bring an official ID with you.
FREE SHUTTLE BUS TO/FROM THE AIRPORT
Departure every 20 minutes from 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. to 11:45 p.m., and every 30 minutes from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Participants should make a reservation at least 30 minutes in advance with Taxiphone Genève at +41 22 33 141 33. Uber is also operational in Geneva.
“De Joinville” stop is right in front of the hotel. Bus no.10 (direction “Rive”) runs from Geneva Airport to the Crowne Plaza Hotel. Bus 10 (direction “Aéroport) also runs from Geneva’s railway station (Cornavin) to the hotel. Bus 53 also stops at the hotel. Please find timetables and maps at www.tpg.ch.
A seated buffet lunch will be served upstairs in the Café Jardin restaurant from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. on 11 April.
Croissants and coffee/tea will be served outside the meeting room from 8.30 a.m. to 9.00 a.m., from 10.45 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and from 3:00 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. on 11 April, and from 8.30 a.m. to 9.00 a.m. and from 10.15 a.m. to 10.30 a.m. on 12 April.
Hot beverages and water will be available throughout the meeting.
A Wi-Fi connection can be accessed free of charge in the meeting room.
Participants are requested to make their own accommodation arrangements. Geneva offers a large variety of hotels, please contact Mr. Laurent Pfander (Laurent.firstname.lastname@example.org), should you require hotel recommendations.
DINNER OPTION ON 11 APRIL
We will be organizing a dinner in the centre of Geneva on the evening of 11 April. This dinner will be a set menu (with options) at each participant’s own expense. Should you be interested in joining us, kindly let us know, whilst also indicating any special dietary requirements.