19 Apr 2021 – 07 May 2021
The Humanitarian Networks and Partnerships Week (HNPW) provides a unique forum for humanitarian networks and partnerships to meet and address key humanitarian issues. One of the largest humanitarian events of its kind, it gathers participants from the UN, NGOs, Member States, the private sector, the military, academia and beyond to discuss and solve common challenges in humanitarian affairs.
Co-hosted by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) and by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), the Humanitarian Networks and Partnerships Weeks 2021 will gather experts and humanitarian professionals from more than 40 participating networks and partnerships. This year’s virtual 3-week event will offer participants the opportunity to attend sessions covering different time zones, encouraging broad participation from around the world.
Some of the many insightful events will address environmental concerns in humanitarian actions. Find relevant events by topic in the overview below.
- Beirut Port Explosions – International Frontline Response in a Pandemic | 19 April, 14:00-15:00 |
- Environment and Humanitarian Action Network (EHAN) Annual Meeting | 20 April, 9:00 – 12:30 | EHAN
- Addressing plastic pollution in humanitarian operations through innovation partnerships | 21 April, 14.00 – 15.30 | HNPW/LEP associated
This event, supported by the Geneva Environment Network, will discuss how humanitarian organizations can reduce the generation of waste from their activities, and improve waste management, repair, and recycling options through a cross-sectoral, innovation partnership approach. Join the organizers on Webex.
- GEO Indigenous Alliance: Towards more inclusive humanitarian action | 21 April, 16:45 – 18:15 | GEO Indigenous Alliance
- High-Level Panel on Greening the Humanitarian Response Challenges and Opportunities |
26 April, 10:00 – 11:15 |
- This changes everything: climate catastrophes and humanitarian action | 26 April, 16:15 – 17:30 | EHAN
- Joint Sustainable Packaging Initiative: Working together towards more sustainable packaging waste management | 26 April, 16.45 – 17.15 / 30 April, 16.15 – 17.15 | Global Logs Cluster
- Climate and crisis – what do we need to know to improve response to the unknown future? | 27 April, 13:00 – 14:00 | EHAN
- Climate and Environment Charter for Humanitarian Organizations | 27 April, 14:00 – 15:00 | EHAN
- Connected Talks – Climate Crisis, Nexus, Anticipatory Action | 27 April, 16.00 – 17.00 / 28 April, 09.00 – 10.00 / 29 April, 13.00 – 14.00 | HNPW/LEP associated
- Climate and Environment Charter for Humanitarian Organizations | 27 April, 14.00 – 15.00 | EHAN & Climate Crisis
- Energizing the Most Vulnerable: Sustainable Energy in Displacement Settings and Launch of the Implementers Network | 28 April, 11.00 – 12.00 | EHAN
- Reducing the environmental footprint of aid: best practices and lessons learned | 28 April, 12:00 – 13:00 | EHAN
- Climate Change Adaptation in Humanitarian Hotspots: The Power of Data | 28 April, 13:00 – 14:00 | EHAN
- Towards a greener and climate smart humanitarian response | 28 April, 14.00 – 15.30 |
- Enabling all-hazard, all-media emergency alerting | 29 April, 13:00-13:30 | HNPW/LEP associated – IFRC, WMO, and ITU
- Persons with Disabilities and Climate Action: how we can be more inclusive? | 29 April, 13.00 – 14.00 |
- Climate Crisis – Donor Workshop | 29 April, 13.00 – 15.00 |
- Nature-based Solutions for Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation in Humanitarian Contexts | 3 May, 15.00 – 16.00 | EHAN
- Screening environmental risks in urban humanitarian settings with the U-NEAT+ | 4 May, 14.00 – 15.00 | EHAN
- How Climate Change Fuels Gender-Based Violence: Zooming in on tools and data for gender-inclusive early warning systems and effective GBV early action intervention models | 4 May, 14.30 – 16.00 | IASC
- Introducing Urban Action Kit for climate resilience | 5 May, 14.00 – 15.00 | HNPW/LEP associated
- One Planet, One Humanity: The Links Between Environment and Emergencies | 5 May, 14.30 – 16.00 | EHAN