The UNHCR Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific, with the support of the Asia-Pacific Refugee Rights Network (APRRN) and ICVA will conduct the first Asia-Pacific Regional UNHCR-NGO consultations in Bangkok on April 8-9, 2020. The theme of the consultations in 2020 will be Innovative Opportunities through Diverse Partnerships. 

The call for NGO participation is now open. Participation will be based on a combination of direct invitations by UNHCR Country Offices in the region, and selection by the Regional Bureau through an online nomination process. The objective is to have diverse participation that will include NGOs with different backgrounds to enrich the consultations/discussions. 

Criteria for the selection of NGO/Civil-Society Participants

NGOs to be invited to the consultations should meet at least FOUR of the below-listed criteria.  

  1. Implementing partner of UNHCR in 2018/2019.
  2. Operational partner of UNHCR with a demonstrated interest in the solution to the problem of refugees, internally displaced persons and/or statelessness and/or in the theme of the Consultations.  
  3. Member of APRRN and/or ICVA. 
  4. The organisation must be working closely or coordinating with UNHCR country offices. 
  5. The organisation has a valid registration in the country of operation. 
  6. The organisation has non-profit humanitarian activities in the country of operation. 
  7. NGO has interest and expertise in protection, assistance and supporting populations affected by Climate Change.
  8. Participants should be fluent in English since we will not be able to provide interpretation. 

Online applications are now open. Please submit your nomination by midday Monday 9 March, using this link.

 For questions regarding the application process, contact Mr. Mahmoud Awad at UNHCR: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

National Humanitarian Network Pakistan

A volunteer network, founded in 2010 in result of interactive dialogue in National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) “to act as an independent and vibrant voice to engage with stakeholders throughout Pakistan for promotion of humanitarian values by influencing policies and building capacities to ensure right based humanitarian response”. 172 humanitarian organizations are members of NHN from across Pakistan and it is open for all national and local organizations engaged in humanitarian assistance or disaster management advocacy.  NHN focus on “Effective and Accountable Humanitarian Governance” – mainly in Response and Disaster Preparedness through four major areas i.e. “Coordination/networking, Advocacy, Capacity Building and Information Management”.

NHN is a key network in Pakistan which is well connected with various stakeholders and demonstrated its effectiveness to do proper advocacy and lobbying for access, space and principled response. NHN supports stakeholders in collecting and timely sharing of critical information for preparedness and response as its members are spread across Pakistan and even in hard to reach areas.

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