About the webinar

Humanitarian crises affect each person differently depending on their gender, age, disability and other personal characteristics. Older people and people with disabilities are often overlooked in humanitarian relief and response, and they may find it harder than others to access the assistance and protection they need.

The webinar is about the basics of meaningful involvement of these group in humanitarian program and significance of localizing humanitarian response.

About the Speaker

Speaker: Anwar Sadat was born in Kel Azad Jammu and Kashmir. He is specialized in inclusive CBDRM/DRR with masters in environmental sciences including global warming and climate changes as major subjects from University of Azad Jammu & Kashmir. He also did diploma in Disasters Risk Management from Preston University Islamabad Pakistan.

He started his career as community monitoring officer from Merlin International-UK in Pakistan. Then he joined HelpAge International in Pakistan as campaigns coordinator where he laid the foundation of Age Demands Action-ADA campaign which lead to first ever social protection policy for older people in Pakistan. While working here he served at different positions like DRR Officer, DRR Coordinator and Age and Disability Advisor. He has also technically supported in country consortiums for including older people and PWDs in humanitarian response and DRR. He also served as focal person on behalf of HelpAge in different South Asia regional projects and learning exchange forums. He has strong working relationships with Pakistan authorities i.e. National Disaster Management Authority-NDMA and National Institute on Disaster Risk Management-NIDM on inclusive CBDRM by giving the input on their tools and conducting sessions on inclusive CBDRM in their workshops. His key interests are poetry and cricket


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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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