Humanitarian Networks and Partnerships Week (HNPW) 2020

HNPW

The Humanitarian Networks and Partnerships Week (HNPW), co-chaired by OCHA and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), provides a unique forum for humanitarian networks and partnerships to meet and address key humanitarian issues.

One of the largest humanitarian events of its kind, it gathers participants from the UN, NGOs, Member States, the private sector, the military, academia and beyond to discuss and solve common challenges in humanitarian affairs.

HNPW 2020

The 6th edition of the Humanitarian Networks and Partnerships Week will take place at the International Conference Centre (CICG) in Geneva, from 3 to 7 February 2020. More than 2000 experts in crisis preparedness and response from over 350 organizations and countries will gather at CICG and over 30 networks and partnerships will hold their annual meetings during the week. Check the online programme.

Environment at HNPW 2020

Various events at the Humanitarian Networks and Partnerships Week will discuss environmental-related topics. Check the list below.

HNPW - Open Briefing Session on the Environment and Humanitarian Action Network (EHAN)

3 February
12:00-12:30

EHAN members collaborate to avoid, minimize, or mitigate environmental impacts of humanitarian action & promote environmentally responsible humanitarian programming.

International Conference Centre in Geneva (CICG) / Room 16

HNPW - Climate Change, Flaring up new Conflicts?
 
 

3 February
16:00-16:30

Discussing climate change control in terms of prevention and mitigation; adaptation, mitigation and response and direct outcomes of climate change.
 

International Conference Centre in Geneva (CICG) / Room 16

HNPW Technical Meeting: Climate, humanitarian action and collective advocacy
 

4 February
9:00-17:30

Developing a common narrative to support IASC’s members’ efforts in their collective advocacy, co-chaired by IFRC and OCHA.
 
 

International Conference Centre in Geneva (CICG) / Room Montreux

HNPW Briefing: What climate science tells us about the climate crisis and implications for humanitarian needs

4 February
9:00-10:45

The Inter-Agency subgroup on the Climate Crisis is bringing together humanitarian actors to develop a common vision and strategy around addressing the humanitarian impacts of climate change.

International Conference Centre in Geneva (CICG) / Room Lausanne

HNPW Briefing Session:
Where are global climate politics at:
the good, the bad
and the ugly

4 February
11:00-12:00

The Inter-Agency subgroup on the Climate Crisis is bringing together humanitarian actors to develop a common vision and strategy around addressing the humanitarian impacts of climate change.

International Conference Centre in Geneva (CICG) / Room Lausanne

HNPW Speaker Zone:
Climate Change Yields: Scorched Earth, Parched People (Pekka Reinikainen)

4 February
13:40

The Speakers' Corner will allow humanitarian professionals to present a particular topic or tool in the form of a lighting talk: five minutes presentation followed by two minutes Q&A sessions.

International Conference Centre in Geneva (CICG) / Speakers' Corner

HNPW - Fit for Purpose? Current Tools and Approaches to Mitigate Climate Risks in Humanitarian Settings

5 February
11:00-12:30

This session aims to identify new opportunities for using technology, data and digital innovation in humanitarian actions to mitigate increased environmental risks exacerbated by the climate crisis.

International Conference Centre in Geneva (CICG) / Room 18

HNPW - Nature-based Solutions for Enhanced Humanitarian Action
 
 

5 February
14:00-15:30

Nature-based solutions have the potential to assist in humanitarian action by increasing the resilience of communities, decreasing the risk of disasters and reducing the footprints of humanitarian action.

International Conference Centre in Geneva (CICG) / Room 18

HNPW - Extreme Weather Events and Climate Security Workshop
 
 

5 February
15:30-17:30

The workshop is looking for new forms of collaboration on how to prepare for extreme weather events.
 
 
 

International Conference Centre in Geneva (CICG) / Room 18

HNPW - Tropical Cyclone impact estimation for humanitarian preparedness and response

6 February - 7 February
 

Bringing together meteorologists & hydrologists, scientific experts, & practitioners from disaster management & humanitarian agencies to discuss collective challenges & innovative solutions.

International Conference Centre in Geneva (CICG) / Room 15

HNPW - Annual
Environment and Humanitarian Action Network (EHAN)
Meeting 2020

6 February
9:00-10:30

Will share news and updates regarding implementation of environmental and climate change policies in humanitarian organizations and decide on the network's work plan for 2020.

International Conference Centre in Geneva (CICG) / Room 5

HNPW Speaker Zone: Youth & Climate Change Adaptation (Joshua Amponsem, Green Africa Youth Organization)

6 February
13:30

The Speakers' Corner will allow humanitarian professionals to present a particular topic or tool in the form of a lighting talk: five minutes presentation followed by two minutes Q&A sessions.

International Conference Centre in Geneva (CICG) / Speakers' Corner

HNPW - Strategic
Advisory Group on Environmental
Emergencies (SAGEE)
Annual Meeting 2020

6 February
14:00-17:30

Will share news and updates regarding implementation of environmental and climate change policies in humanitarian organizations and decide on the network's work plan for 2020.

International Conference Centre in Geneva (CICG) / Room 19

HNPW - Is humanitarian system ready for crisis resulting from climate change & environmental degradation?

6 February
16:00-16:30

The session builds on research initially conducted for the State of the Humanitarian System report, and subsequently updated.
 
 

International Conference Centre in Geneva (CICG) / Room 7/8

HNPW Technical Meeting: Effects of Armed Conflicts on Local Environments: How can Humanitarians respond?

7 February
11:00-12:30

This session will provide an overview of why environmental issues are relevant in the context of conflict and humanitarian response, with a particular focus on the Middle East, data collection and assessments, monitoring and response.

International Conference Centre in Geneva (CICG) / Room 13

HNPW Speaker Zone: Quantifying climate change relevant humanitarian programming & spending

7 February
13:20

The Speakers' Corner will allow humanitarian professionals to present a particular topic or tool in the form of a lighting talk: five minutes presentation followed by two minutes Q&A sessions.

International Conference Centre in Geneva (CICG) / Speakers' Corner

HNPW Speaker Zone: Sustainability Week – a bottom-up student movement driving change (Marie-Claire Graf)

7 February
13:20

The Speakers' Corner will allow humanitarian professionals to present a particular topic or tool in the form of a lighting talk: five minutes presentation followed by two minutes Q&A sessions.

International Conference Centre in Geneva (CICG) / Speakers' Corner

HNPW - Tackling the challenge of humanitarian plastics & packaging waste
 

7 February
14:00-15:30

Engage stakeholders to consider the challenges surrounding plastics & excess packaging waste management associated with the procurement & delivery of humanitarian assistance.

International Conference Centre in Geneva (CICG) / Room 20