UN-OCHA-Workshop "Global Humanitarian Programme Cycle" in Berlin


Since 2011 ZIF has been a cooperation partner of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN-OCHA), the organization responsible for bringing together humanitarian actors to ensure a coherent response to emergencies. Thereby important tasks are the increase of transparency regarding needs assessment and analysis as well as the improvement of data sharing in humanitarian emergencies.

From the 11th to 16th of June 2017, ZIF hosted the UN-OCHA-workshop on "Global Humanitarian Programme Cycle" that brought together 38 humanitarian experts from UN-OCHA-field operations and HQs from all over the globe. At a time when the demand for high quality data and inter-sectoral needs analysis and planning is greater than ever, the workshop allowed experts to discuss the key issues such as dynamic monitoring, needs analysis, response analysis as well as opportunities to align humanitarian planning with development and other assistance plans and frameworks. The workshop provided the opportunity for experts to exchange experiences with colleagues from other emergency settings, thereby strengthening the common awareness for the outlined topics.

The goal of this event is to incorporate best practices into operating procedures of UN-OCHA-offices and the humanitarian system at large.

Through its support of expert-workshops conducted by UN-OCHA, ZIF contributes to improving the efficiency of the international response to complex humanitarian emergencies. Since its beginning, the cooperation between UN-OCHA and ZIF has been politically and financially supported by the German Federal Foreign Office.