UN agencies often partner with international and local NGOs to implement humanitarian assistance and protection. NGOs, on their part, are faced with the challenge of understanding and dealing with different, and often complex, UN partnership frameworks. Understanding how these frameworks function and how humanitarian funding through the UN is evolving, will be the topic of the second session of the learning stream on humanitarian financing, jointly organized by ICVA and PHAP.

In this session, experts from two major agencies – the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the World Food Program (WFP) – will present their organizations’ approaches to implementing partnerships and discuss challenges related to the existing funding modalities together with an NGO representative. Participants will be provided with an overview of key procedures, as well as trends and challenges regarding UN humanitarian funding opportunities for NGOs.

NOTE: There will be a separate, successive topic and webinar on pooled funding mechanisms, discussing the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF), Country Based Pooled Funds (CBPFs), and other pooled funding mechanisms, including those managed by NGOs.

Learning objectives

  • Awareness of some UN funding mechanisms available to NGOs
  • Familiarity with the overall procedures for grant approval and monitoring with WFP and UNHCR
  • Awareness of the main trends and challenges for NGOs accessing UN funds
  • Knowledge of the different sources of information on UN funding

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