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Workshop Advisory Group
Humanitarian technical workshops support regional stakeholders in the appropriateness and quality of their disaster preparedness and response, involving regional training capacity and partners. This pilot project for South-East Asia is guided by a broad Advisory Group of IASC clusters, UN bodies, IOs, NGOs and donors. The project is facilitated by Shelter Centre and funded by ECHO and DFID.
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To support of the humanitarian technical workshop, an Advisory Group oversees the development of the workshop programme and supports the accreditation of workshop trainers.
The support of international and regional organisations through the Advisory Group ensures that the workshop programme is standardised and accredited and responds to organisational needs.
download draft minutes from the second Advisory Group meeting, held in Bangkok on the 4th of February
Please register your interest in the Advisory Group by filling in a short form. Through this form you may join the Advisory Group as a member, an observer, and/or you may comment on the initiative.
We appreciate your feedback, ideas and support. Thank you for your time.
The second meeting of the Advisory Group was held in Bangkok on 4th February, hosted by Habitat for Humanity. The meeting linked by viedo-conference to a parallel meeting hosted by Shelter Centre in Geneva.
Contents of this Advisory Group page
Establishment of Advisory Group at Shelter Meeting 10b
The workshops project was formally launched at Shelter Meeting 10b on December 2-3 at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. A teleconference was set up so that regional organisations based in the South and South-East Asian region could participate in meeting with the Geneva plenary.
84% of the respondents at Shelter Meeting 10b confirmed they would like to be involved with the regional workshops project.
download the report of the Shelter Meeting plenary presenting the workshops project and establishing the Advisory Group (coming soon)
This meeting marked the establishment of the Advisory Group and its first meeting. The discussions that ensued and and the subsequent feedback provided invaluable support to the development of the project.
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Shelter Meeting 10b, hosted by UN/OCHA at the UN Palais des Nations in Geneva on the 2-3 December registered the highest number of participants yet, with participants that included humanitarian shelter experts, government, humanitarian donor organisations, UN bodies, the Red Cross Movement, International Organisations, NGOs and academia. The regional technical humanitarian workshops project was publicly launched and its Advisory Group formally established.
Download draft minutes to the plenary meeting presenting the workshops project and establishing the Advisory Group.
Stakeholders from various organisations, including staff from local and national branches of government, national and international NGOs, International Organisations, United Nations bodies, representatives of IASC clusters and donors are invited to collaborate to form an inter-sectoral and inter-stakeholder Advisory Group to guide the technical workshops. Members of the Advisory Group will have the opportunity to
This inter-sector programme is intended to ensure the broadest recognition at the global level. In order to achieve this, a certificate of accreditation from the Advisory Group will be given to each participant on completion of the ToT workshop programme.
Habitat for Humanity International
Norwegian Refugee Council
PLAN Asia regional office
The second Advisory Group meeting took place on the 4th of February 2011, from 14:00-16:00 ICT at the Habitat for Humanity Bangkok headquarters.
A meeting took place simultaneously in Geneva at the Shelter Centre headquarters one hour after the Bangkok meeting begans, from 9:00 – 10:00 CET.
Interested parties unable to attend in person were invited to dial in over the phone or through skype.
The project received strong support from UN agencies, government agencies, donors and regional NGOs during a week-long consultation in Delhi and Bangkok. The comments receieved were presented to the Advisory Group on 4th April, when further feedback was offered. Major points arising from the meeting (which are summarised in the minutes) included:
download agenda for the second Advisory Group meeting
download draft minutes from the second Advisory Group meeting
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The third Advisory Group meeting will take place in Bangkok, on 4th April 2011, venue TBC
The fourth Advisory Group Meeting will be held at Shelter Meeting 11a from May 9-10.
If you would like to participate in the forthcoming Advisory Group meetings, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org
The following diagram show the proposed project schedule.