Humanitarian field leadership on protection: Why it matters? How to do it?
The STAIT is pleased to invite you to a 60-minute webinar on:Humanitarian field leadership on protection: Why it matters? How to do it? withEugene Owusu-Deputy Special Representative of the UN Secretary General, Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator, South Sudan &Volker Turk- Assistant High Commissioner for Refugees - Protection, UNHCRHumanitarian Coordinators (HCs) and Humanitarian Country Teams (HCTs) are responsible for ensuring that protection is central in humanitarian action. This expectation is reflected in the IASC Principals Statement on the centrality of protection in humanitarian action from December 2013. But what concrete actions are expected of HCs and HCT to fulfil this responsibility? And how do they relate to other stakeholders? Based on their experiences, the speakers will outline practical steps that senior humanitarian leaders in field operations can take to:
Take forward the key leadership responsibilities of HCs and HCTs on protection.
Capitalise on the complementary roles of HCs and HCT members vis-à-vis the Protection Cluster and Inter-Cluster Coordination Group
Advocate with the different stakeholders in-country to maximise protection outcomes
The webinar is facilitated by Panos Moumtzis, Director and Team Leader, IASC Senior Transformative Agenda Implementation Team
REGISTER HERE :Tuesday Dec 13 2016Session 1(Geneva 10:00 Amman 11:00 Juba 12:00 Bangkok 16:00 Sydney 20:00)Session 2(New York 10:00 Dakar 15:00 Geneva 16:00 Amman 17:00 Juba 18:00)For help logging on to the webinar, see the login guide here.Questions are welcome in advance of the webinarYou can e-mail questions to the STAIT before the webinar or submit them to the presenters live, via the chat function. All documents relevant to this webinar and a recording of the event are posted on the STAIT Website.What is the STAIT?The Senior Transformative Agenda Implementation Team (STAIT) was created by the IASC Emergency Directors’ Group (EDG) in December 2013. Its purpose is to provide peer support to Humanitarian Coordinators and Humanitarian Country Teams to strengthen the effectiveness of humanitarian response in the field. The STAIT reports to the IASC EDG.In addition you can access useful ideas and practical steps for how HCs and HCTs can take forward their responsibilities on the centrality of protection by referring to our joint Global Protection Cluster and STAIT “HC and HCT note on protection”. It can be accessedhere.We hope you can join us for the webinar!
Eugene Owusu, Deputy Special Representative of the UN Secretary General, Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator, South Sudan
Eugene Owusu has served with the United Nations since 1996, most recently as the Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General and UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for South Sudan. Prior to that appointment, he served as United Nations Resident Coordinator, Humanitarian Coordinator and Resident Representative of UNDP in Ethiopia. Mr. Owusu has worked in several capacities in the Africa region, including as Economic Adviser in UNDP Uganda, as Economic Adviser in UNDP Sierra Leone, as Deputy Resident Representative (Programme) in UNDP Tanzania and a Senior Advisor in the UNDP Brussels Office. Before joining the United Nations, Mr. Owusu worked for the private sector in the United Kingdom.
Volker Türk, Assistant High Commissioner for Refugees – Protection, UNHCR
Volker Türk has served with the United Nations since 2000, most recently as UNHCR’s Assistant High Commissioner for Protection. Prior to that appointment, he served as the Director of the Division of International Protection (2009-2015) and the Director of Organizational Development and Management (2008-2009) for UNHCR in Geneva. Volker Türk has held various positions in many parts of the world, including in Malaysia, Kosovo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Kuwait. Before joining the United Nations, Volker Türk worked as a University Assistant and Researcher in Austria. He holds a doctoral degree in International Law on UNHCR and its mandate and has published widely on refugee and human rights law.
Panos MoumtzisDirector and Team Leader, IASC Senior Transformative Agenda Implementation Team
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