15 Apr 2016
On 13 April 2016, Dustin Lewis, Senior Researcher at the Harvard Law School Program on International Law and Armed Conflict (HLS PILAC), gave an informal presentation in a hybrid onsite/online event to audiences in Geneva and online, on the intersections between counterterrorism laws and approaches and the protection of impartial wartime medical care in international humanitarian law (IHL).
7 Apr 2016
On 5 April 2016, Mathieu Rouquette, Representative of the Syria INGO Regional Forum (SIRF), gave an informal presentation in a hybrid onsite/online event on the Whole of Syria approach and his organization’s work.
Following a short historical overview of the Whole of Syria approach and cross-border operations into the country, Mathieu focused his presentation on the SIRF – the reasoning behind it, challenges in setting it up, progress to date, and priority areas for improvement in moving forward.
18 Mar 2016
Over the past two years, PHAP has organized more than 30 live online events in support of the World Humanitarian Summit (WHS). These events have brought close to 5 000 participants in the live events and another 9 000 have already accessed recordings of them.
To make the recordings of these sessions more accessible these WHS consultation events are now available as audio podcasts. At the same time PHAP is also making available a separate series of special events. You can stream or download each session directly from the PHAP website, or subscribe to the podcasts on iTunes.
29 Feb 2016
The International Association of Professionals in Humanitarian Assistance and Protection (PHAP) has since its founding in 2010 established itself as the primary individual-based professional association bringing together all parts of the humanitarian sector. To continue improving the organization’s effectiveness, the PHAP Board of Directors met together with other invited members in Divonne-les-Bains, France, on 26-28 February to develop an updated strategic plan for the association.
25 Feb 2016
On 18 February 2016, PHAP hosted an online event in collaboration with the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) on “One Humanity: Shared Responsibility,” the Report of the U.N. Secretary-General for the World Humanitarian Summit (WHS). The event provided a platform for NGO stakeholders to give their views on the report and provide an overview and analysis of key concerns and considerations. Attracting more than 185 participants who participated actively in the chat and Q&A, as well as in the interactive participant polls, the event helped initiate a discussion on these issues.
24 Feb 2016
On 23 February, PHAP organized its third Expert IHL Briefing on international law together with Naz Modirzadeh and Dustin Lewis of the Harvard Law School Program on International Law and Armed Conflict (PILAC). The event, titled International law at the vanishing point of war gave an overview of initial PILAC research on the “end” of armed conflict under international humanitarian law (IHL).
11 Feb 2016
Since mid 2015, PHAP has organized interactive and targeted online learning sessions for members of the association. These live, interactive sessions are part of two separate series: one on the policy and legal frameworks that relate to humanitarian action, and the other on current trends and challenges faced by humanitarian actors.
To make the recordings of these sessions more accessible, both series are now available as audio podcasts. You can stream or download each session directly from the PHAP website, or subscribe to the podcasts on iTunes.
11 Feb 2016
With the launch of “One Humanity: Shared Responsibility”, the Report of the Secretary-General for the World Humanitarian Summit, the Summit process is entering the final stretch of preparation for Istanbul.
The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) and PHAP invite you to participate in an online event on 18 February to discuss the report and its impact on the future of humanitarian action. This will be your opportunity to interact with a panel of NGO representatives on some key questions, such as:
The diversity of the network that PHAP has developed – the diversity of the members who all gravitate towards the same idea – is something quite unique. Interacting and networking with other humanitarian professionals who are engaged in work across a variety of different fields is an important priority for me. With members from the sector as a whole, we have a great opportunity – in terms of understanding other peoples operations and in terms of becoming better in our own operations.