The STAIT is pleased to invite you to a 60-minute webinar on: Joint Needs Assessments: Doing it right?  The role of senior humanitarian leaders in the field. with John Ging Director of operations, OCHA & Peter de Clercq Deputy SRSG and Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator, Somalia
Accurate and complete information is essential for creating a solid evidence-base to help Humanitarian Coordinators (HCs) and Humanitarian Country Teams (HCTs) to analyse humanitarian needs, identify priority issues and provide the strategic direction for operations to respond effectively.Joint Needs Assessments was a major topic at the World Humanitarian Summit and raised many discussions on how best to bring data and information together to inform and direct humanitarian operations.   Based on their experience, the speakers will:   ·        Outline the practical steps HCs and HCT members need to take to bring together data and information from multiple actors together to inform the response. ·        Provide practical examples on steps taken to ensure humanitarian operations are based on the impartial, unbiased, comprehensive, context-sensitive, timely and up-to-date information that is collected and analysed in a transparent and collaborative manner. The webinar is facilitated by Gian Carlo Cirri, Director, IASC Senior Transformative Agenda Implementation Team.
For help logging on to the webinar, see the login guide here Questions are welcome in advance of the webinar You 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.
JOHN GING, DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS, OCHAJohn Ging has been the Director of the Operations at OCHA since February 2011. He oversees the day-to-day management of all OCHA field operations worldwide and is the focal point for supporting Humanitarian Coordinators. Mr. Ging is also the lead adviser to the USG for Humanitarian Affairs on operational decision-making. Before joining OCHA, Mr. Ging was the Director of the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) Operations in the Gaza Strip. Prior to this, Mr Ging was Chief of Staff of the institution-building pillar within the UN Mission in Kosovo, and from 1997 to 2005, was Chief of Staff with the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) in Bosnia and Herzegovina.   Mr. Ging worked with GOAL, an Irish NGO, as Regional Director for Rwanda, DR Congo and Tanzania, during the refugee crisis after the Rwanda genocide. He started his career as a military officer and completed three tours as a UN Peacekeeper. Mr Ging is a lawyer by profession, has a degree in Sociology and Political Science and two postgraduate degrees in Law.
Peter de Clercq is the Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary General (DSRSG) for the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM), and United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator (RC/HC) for Somalia.Mr. de Clercq has substantial experience in managing political processes, security sector development, operations and emergency management, protection of civilians and rule of law, as well as mobilization and management of humanitarian and development assistance.  Prior to taking up his functions in Somalia, Mr de Clercq was the DSRSG for the United Nations mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH).  And before that, he served as the Senior Adviser to the SRSG and DSRSG for Somalia with the United Nations Political Office for Somalia (UNPOS). Mr. de Clercq has also worked as a RC/HC ad interim in Sudan and has 27 years of experience with UNHCR where he worked in its Headquarters in Geneva and Budapest, and field operations in Angola, Pakistan, Sudan and Zimbabwe.   Mr. de Clercq holds a master’s degree in development sociology from the University of Tilburg and is a graduate of the Institute for International Affairs “Clingendael” in The Hague.
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.

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