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Learning Stream on Humanitarian Coordination: The humanitarian coordination architecture at country and regional levels

Ongoing course

What are the humanitarian coordination mechanisms at country and regional levels? In the second online session of the learning stream on humanitarian coordination, jointly organized by PHAP and ICVA, guest experts explored the coordination mechanisms available at country level, and some of the existing regional structures.

The session focused on the function of various country-level humanitarian coordination structures and actors, including the Humanitarian Coordinator (HC) role, the Humanitarian Country Teams (HCTs), and the cluster approach at national and sub-national levels, highlighting the strengths and limitations of these structures.

Participants were provided with recommendations on how NGOs can better engage in these coordination mechanisms, and also had an opportunity to ask questions.

Read the written responses to the follow-up questions by the guest experts

Read the interview with Paul Knox Clarke from ALNAP on the current status of the humanitarian coordination system at the country level.

Watch or listen to a recording of this event

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