World Humanitarian Summit 2016: PHAP events on humanitarian assistance and protection themes
The World Humanitarian Summit, to take place in Istanbul in May 2016, is the first-ever humanitarian summit of this scale and scope. Its objective is to set a future agenda for humanitarian action to ensure improved responsiveness to the changing humanitarian landscape in terms of greater needs, more diverse actors, new technologies, and political and economic shifts. It will focus on humanitarian effectiveness, reducing vulnerability and managing risk, transformation through innovation, and serving the needs of people in conflict.
In the lead up to the summit, a series of Regional Consultations has been scheduled to bring together individuals and groups working on humanitarian assistance and protection and give them a chance to identify humanitarian challenges and promote solutions.
The Eastern and Southern regional consultation is due to take place in Pretoria, South Africa on 27 October 2014. In the lead up to this regional consultation, Professionals in Humanitarian Assistance and Protection (PHAP) are hosting a number of online events arranged around a number of themes related to humanitarian assistance. Details of the upcoming events are found below:-