Share practical steps that HC/RCs, HCTs and senior humanitarian leaders in field operations need to take to ensure that their CERF funding request is successful.
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.
The STAIT has launched a video series featuring interviews with senior leaders in the humanitarian field to discuss challenges from field operations and best practice. The STAIT has interviewed humanitarian leaders such as Director General of the International Organization for Migration (IOM), William Lacy Swing, Yemen Humanitarian Coordinator, Jamie McGoldrick, and former Syria Humanitarian Coordinator, Yacoub el Hillo (2013-2016). Please view our video series here. To view the summary from the latest webinar: Protecting Civilians: Mission impossible? Humanitarian leadership in action please click here.
|Lisa DoughtenLisa Doughten joined OCHA in 2013, as the Chief of the UN’s Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF). Prior to that appointment, she served as Senior Advisor for UNICEF’s public sector fundraising office and as a Senior Emergency Response Officer for the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). Before joining the United Nations, Ms Doughten was a Senior Manager with a Washington DC-based consulting firm where she managed multi-million dollar international contracts for the US Agency for International Development (USAID). From 1993 to 1998, Ms Doughten worked in the former Yugoslavia for USAID’s Office of US Foreign Disaster Assistance. Ms Doughten has worked in more than 30 countries in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East.|
Stephen Tull is the Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator, Resident Representative for UNDP in Chad. Prior to that appointment, Mr Tull served in the same position for five years in Kazakhstan (2010-2015). From 1998 – 2010 Mr Tull worked with OCHA in Geneva, the former Yugoslavia, Afghanistan, and the Russian Federation. He has also served with the DPKO in former Yugoslavia and with OHCHR in Rwanda. Before joining the UN in 1996, Mr Tull worked in academia, journalism, with a non-profit organization, and private consulting.