About the webinar

In emergency response, older people and persons with disabilities are typically overlooked in favor of larger, more visible groups. They are rarely consulted and are often missed out when data and information are collected, so their needs are unknown. Without knowledge, humanitarian work often relies on outdated assumptions about older people and persons with disabilities. Addressing older people’s and the person with disabilities needs is often considered an activity for specialist agencies or something to be done if extra time and resources are available. Emergency help such as shelters, water supplies, toilets, and health centers are rarely designed for older people and people with disabilities or limited mobility.

This session aims to increase awareness of the humanitarian actors in Pakistan on Humanitarian Inclusion Standards and to improve the inclusion of older persons and persons with disabilities in emergency needs assessments and responsive design.

About the Facilitator

Anwar Sadat is a humanitarian practitioner specializing in inclusion. With over 13+ years of diversified international and national experience in Asia and middle east regions regarding program management, leadership, technical advisory, and support, Anwar remained indulged from grassroots to policy level working with humanitarian and development sector entities, humanitarian national and international partners, the UN agencies, multi and bi-lateral donors, stakeholders and making representations at appropriate forums, increasing the engagement, coordination and information sharing throughout his professional career.

Presentation of the session (click to download)

Humanitarian inclusion standards for older people and people with disabilities (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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