[Webinar] Introduction to the Humanitarian System

Connecting Business initiative Secretariat
Event date 18 Jan '18 15:00 - 16:00
Event location https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/914219017463506434

The UNDP-OCHA led Connecting Business initiative and the UN Global Compact will co-convene a webinar to provide an introduction for organizations interested in humanitarian action. The objective is to help businesses and business networks understand the building blocks of the humanitarian system, navigate between different global, regional and local actors and explore the role of private sector support. Through practical guidance and case examples, the webinar will encourage coordination and provide a path to collective private sector action.

To join the webinar, please register here.


15:00-15:03 Welcome and Housekeeping Items
Tiina Mylly, Connecting Business initiative

15:03-15:10 Introduction & Opening remarks
Lila Karbassi, UN Global Compact
Marina Skuric-Prodanovic, OCHA

15:10-15:35 Overview of the Humanitarian System

Legal and normative framework for humanitarian action
Leimer Tejeda, UN Global Compact

Tiina Mylly, Connecting Business initiative

Humanitarian architecture and key actors
Juliet Lang, OCHA

15:35-15:45 Private Sector Examples
Butch Meily, Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation
Jock Mendoza-Wilson, SCM Management (tbc)

15:45-15:55 Engagement Opportunities 
Tiina Mylly, Connecting Business initiative
Leimer Tejeda, UN Global Compact

15:55-16:00 Q& A and Concluding Remarks 


Photo credit: European Commission DG ECHO