About the webinar

NHN Pakistan in collaboration with Pakistan Resilience Partnership presents a webinar on Mainstreaming Gender and Rights based Approach in Emergency Response and Recovery.

About the Speaker

Sana Zulfiqar – has considerable expertise in humanitarian coordination & her efforts mainly focus on negotiating local civil society space in the humanitarian architecture and advocating localization agenda on national and international platforms. She has done M.Sc. in Communication Sciences and has served in different positions for the last ten years at Earthquake Reconstruction & Rehabilitation Authority (ERRA), United Nation Volunteer (UNV), National Health Emergency Preparedness Response Network (NHEPRN), National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) and the National Humanitarian Network (NHN). She was awarded volunteer of the year in 2008 by the Government of Pakistan.

For the past seven years, she has been working on different keys positions in the National Secretariat of NHN Pakistan. She played a key role in streamlining network operational & strategic coordination; facilitated in development of network contingency, preparedness, advocacy and capacity building plans. On her credits, she conceived, designed and facilitated the first digital resource center (DRC) in-country and region as a one knowledge management window to galvanize communication for the humanitarian sector. She facilitated the development of the first national, sector experts roster titled as Surge Emergency Response Team (SERT) in Pakistan, development of Local Charter of Commitment derived from Charter 4 Change for Pakistan under localization agenda and introduced initiatives to capacitate females of local government and civil society as Women Leadership in Emergency Response.

She also managed and coordinated Pakistan Resilience Partnership (PRP) at the country level and remain communication focal point for Asian Preparedness Partnership (APP) managed by Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC). Currently, she is working as Project Coordinator at Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC), Pakistan for Climate Adaptation and Resilience (CARE) for South Asia, initiative.

Presentation of the session (click to download)

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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