Strengthening local humanitarian actors is one of the key challenges in future humanitarian action. Many international organisations have committed themselves to this goal, but see little scope for more empowerment, involvement and participation of local partners within the rigid humanitarian project management system. Against this background, together with BRAC and YPSA, the Centre for Humanitarian Action (CHA) invites to three confidential online workshops to identify and discuss the current possibilities and limitations of localised project management in Cox’s Bazar.
The Anti-Racism Forum ( ARA) will meet for the second time on 15 December 2021. Topic: anti-racist communication in humanitarian organisations.
In a confidential discussion we will identify the most important opportunities and most pressing risks of digitalisation for German humanitarian actors.
From 7 to 9 December 2021, the Global Dialogue Platform on Anticipatory Humanitarian Action will take place. Together with WFP, CHA will co-host the panel discussion "Welcoming the experiences and perspectives of new actors in Anticipatory Action".
In this confidential workshop, the current opportunities and limitations of localised project management in humanitarian action will be elaborated and discussed. The objective is to identify a concrete scope for action and critical barriers.
In this workshop the vision for the future of German humanitarian action will be scaled to the period of the next legislature until 2025 and the scope for action for humanitarian organisations will be defined.
Kick-off event of the new CHA event series on colonial continuities in humanitarian action. In the first session, Prof. Teresa Koloma Beck (Helmut Schmidt Uni Hamburg) and Karsten Noko (MSF) will discuss the example Afghanistan.
CHA director Ralf Südhoff will discuss "the humanitarian dilemma in Syria" together with diplomat Dr. Carsten Wieland and Fadi Krikor, the founder of the Father's House for all Nations in Altenhohenau.
CHA Research Fellow Andrea Steinke will take part in a panel discussion of the Humanitarian Congress in Berlin, titled "Justice in practice – the role of religion/faith-based organisations in social protection and as a provider of services?"
Handicap International and CHA have hosted a joint event on the implementation of IASC Guidelines in Syria. Almost two years after the launch of the IASC Guidelines we have discussed how these have been used in humanitarian practice and which challenges remain. International Sign Interpretation and Live Captioning (ENG) were provided.
Session with input by Ralf Südhoff, Director CHA, about Humanitarian Journalism. Objective is a better understanding of aid and storyfinding in crises regions.
Darina Pellowska will discuss the challenges and current reform developments in international humanitarian aid in a first session on Sunday.
As a Forum Partner of the Human Rights Film Festival, CHA is showing the film THERE ONCE WAS AN ISLAND together with Aktion gegen den Hunger.
With the Bundestag elections, a change of policy is conceivable in the area of German foreign policy. Based on four scenarios developed in advance, a workshop will explore what impact this could have on German humanitarian aid.
Discussion with Jan Egeland (NRC), Hibak Kalfan (NEAR), Susanne Fries-Gaier (German Federal Foreign Office) and Ralf Südhoff (CHA).
CHA is invited to the National Selection Process of the European Youth Parliament in Germany. CHA Research Fellow Darina Pellowska will be heard as an expert in the "Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs" on the topic of "Reshaping humanitarian action".
On 17 June 2021, CHA and ICRC have hosted an online event on the topic of water and sanitation in contexts of crises with linkages to the Humanitarian-Development-Peace Nexus.
The Geneva Convention on Refugees turns 70. UNHCR and Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP) are hosting a non-public expert event with participants from the Bundestag, ministries, civil society and research. The discussion will be facilitated by Ralf Südhoff.
On 11 and 12 May 2021, CHA is dedicating its annual conference to the future of the Grand Bargain. Registration and detailed conference agenda for the two days can be found here.
Humanity & Inclusion and CHA invite to a roundtable on 6 May 2021 from 16:00-17:15 CEST. Topic: Exchange on (collective) advocacy strategies on humanitarian impact of counter-terrorism measures. Further information can be found here.
CHA research fellow Darina Pellowska is invited as a speaker at the Humanitarian Leadership Conference. She will present the topic Managing Localisation. More information on her presentation and the 2-day conference can be found here.
Yemen is facing the worst humanitarian crisis in the world. On the occasion of the anniversary on 26 March, the Human Rights Film Festival Berlin, together with Aktion gegen den Hunger and CHA, is showing the documentary film "Hunger Ward" and invites you to a panel discussion on the current situation. More info here.
CHA is inviting staff of German aid organisations to discuss racism in humanitarian aid for a second time in a reflection workshop facilitated by the Zentrum für soziale Inklusion, Migration und Teilhabe (ZSIMT). All information here.
On 11 March 2021, the Centre for Humanitarian Action (CHA) has hosted the online panel discussion "10 years Syria crisis – time for a new approach?". Here you can re-watch a recording of the event and have a look at the media resonance that followed the event.
How to address the lack of competence and capacity of German humanitarian aid on the public and civilian side? Find out more at the GIZ Brown Bag Lunch on 17 February 2021 at 12 CET with the Director of CHA Ralf Südhoff.
How can humanitarian aid succeed between underfinancing, innovation and instrumentalisation? On 14 December 2020, Margarete Bause, member of the Bundestag for Bündnis 90/Die Grünen and spokesperson for human rights policy and humanitarian aid, invites you to an online discussion. Ralf Südhoff is a panelist.
In the frame of the eighth Global Dialogue Platform on Anticipatory Humanitarian Action, CHA Director Ralf Südhoff will facilitate a panel on anticipatory humanitarian action on 9 December 2020 at 11:00 CET. Topic: Anticipatory Action in Situations of Conflict: Barriers and Breakthroughs. All information about the event can be found here.
The Centre for Social Inclusion Migration and Participation (ZSIMT) and CHA invite interested employees of German aid organisations to discuss racism in humanitarian aid in a professionally moderated reflection event.
From 26-27 October 2020, CHA is organising the international conference "Triple Nexus in Practice - What about Peace?". More information on registration and the complete agenda can be found here.
The German Red Cross invites you to its conference on disaster prevention "Fachtagung Katastrophenvorsorge 2020" on 19 and 20 October 2020. CHA Director Ralf Südhoff moderates a panel on the COVID-19 response in Lebanon. All further information can be found here.
As part of the Human Rights Film Festival Berlin, Action Contre la Faim (ACF) organises a SDG-Conference. In the frame of this conference, CHA is actively contributing with the facilitation of a panel discussion, two breakout-sessions and the screening of the movie "Selfish" with a film talk afterwards.
The Human Rights Film Festival Berlin (HRFFB) returns to Berlin as a hybrid on- & offline festival. Among numerous other organisations, CHA is a cooperation partner of the event and Ralf Südhoff will facilitate a panel discussion on the topic "Hunger Pandemic".
On the Basis of Need Alone? Data Gathering, Impartiality and the Localisation of Humanitarian Action24.09.2020 15:00 - 16:30
The Centre for Humanitarian Action (CHA) and the Excellence Cluster Africa Multiple are inviting you to a virtual roundtable discussion “On the Basis of Needs Alone? Data Gathering, Impartiality and the Localisation of Humanitarian Action” on 24 September 2020. This event is part of the event series “Humanitarian reflections – research meets practice”.
Caritas international and CHA invite to a debate about the future of aid in Syria. Director of Caritas international, Oliver Müller, Thomas Zahneisen from the German Federal Foreign Office (AA) and other guests will discuss who can provide what kind of impartial help in the future.
In many countries, state repressions on civil society actors are increasing, for example in the form of so-called "NGO laws" that restrict funding opportunities and impose surveillance. To discuss this, Maecenata Foundation invites you to a webinar on September 9, 2020. CHA research fellow Sonja Hövelmann is a panelist.
Join our webinar on Friday August 21, 11h Berlin time. COVID-19 – comprehensive response or development reversal? More details here.
'Starvation crimes – Hunger as a weapon in conflict' - join our webinar, co-hosted by Welthungerhilfe, on June 19, 11 CEST. We are looking forward to welcoming you!
Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe offers a webinar on June 18, 14 CEST on 'Cash and Voucher Assistance in Syria: Opportunities and Challenges'. CHA Director Ralf Südhoff is one of the panelists.
We invite you to our CHA webinar on May 14, 2020, 15h CEST. Topic: the Triple Nexus. Guest speakers: Marc DuBois, former MSF Director UK/IE and Senior Fellow at the SOAS University of London and Dabagaï Dabagaï, Country Director at Action Contre la Faim Mali.
Sanctions lists, export bans, risk assessments - counterterrorism measures are becoming more frequent and are making humanitarian assistance more difficult. How to keep an overview? VENRO e.V. invites to a webinar on April 29, 2020, 10 CEST. CHA employees will provide input.
Starvation as a method of warfare - a development that was believed to have been overcome in recent years. Hunger as a weapon is used both against the civilian population and against humanitarian aid workers. On 26 March 2020, Welthungerhilfe invites to an expert discussion. CHA Research Fellow Andrea Steinke will participate as a panelist.
CHA's third Triple Nexus roundtable will be co-hosted by VENRO and will focus on the German and European donor landscape. On the event, VOICE will also present its study on European NGO perspectives on the Nexus.
The genocide in Rwanda in 1994 and the questions that Doctors without Borders (MSF) asked itself remain relevant today: What can a medical organisation really do? What can humanitarian assistance do? Friedensakademie Rheinland-Pfalz invites to the Landau Peace Lectures with Ulrike von Pilar on 19 February.
Germany's first year in the UN Security Council is over. Time for an interim review. Save the Children, CARE, Oxfam and NRC in cooperation with CHA and the Swedish Embassy invite to a joint discussion on February 13, 2020.
For five years now, the war in Yemen has been fought in a way that contributed to the country’s fall into an unprecedented water, sanitation, hygiene (WaSH) and an overall public health crisis. On February 6 2020, Aktion gegen den Hunger (ACF) will present a new study on this subject. CHA hosts the event.
The Centre for Humanitarian Action (CHA) together with the Institute for International Law of Peace and Humanitarian Law (IFHV) and the University of Siegen invite to a joint event on Feb 4 to bring together humanitarian practitioners and scientists.
Migration and the Humanitarian Space in Europe are much discussed topics. On January 29, 2020, the Centre for Humanitarian Action (CHA) and Groupe URD invite you to a roundtable discussion.
Centre for Humanitarian Action, Maecenata Foundation, allcodesarebeautiful (ACB) and werk21 Kommunikation GmbH invite to the 7th Stammtisch für die gute Sache on January 22.
January 2020 marks the 50th anniversary of the end of the so-called Biafra war. The Federal Foreign Office together with Deutschlandfunk Kultur, Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe and the German Caritasverband e.V./Caritas international invite to an event on January 14, 2020.
What is the situation today in Haiti, ten years after the earthquake? Bündnis Entwicklung Hilft is inviting to an event on January 9, 2020. CHA Fellow Andrea Steinke will be there as a panelist.
Aktion Deutschland Hilft and the Federal Foreign Office award the Journalist Award Humanitarian Aid for the third time. CHA Director Ralf Südhoff is a member of the jury. Applications for research grants can be submitted until January 05, 2020.
The Global Public Policy Institute (GPPi) and the Centre for Humanitarian Action (CHA) invite to a round table on December 06, 2019. Topic: Germany's new humanitarian role and strategy.
The Centre for Humanitarian Action (CHA) invites you to its second event on the Humanitarian Development Peace Nexus. The event will take place on November 28, 2019, 16-18h in the facilities of CHA in Berlin.
The International Organization For Migration (IOM) Germany and SOS MEDITERRANEE invite to the IOM Migration Talks on November 28, 2019. CHA research fellow Kristina Roepstorff will give input.
On 17 and 18 October 2019 the Humanitarian Congress Berlin will take place for the 21st time. As last year, the CHA will also be present with a stand. Please also visit our panel on the humanitarian situation in Syria, moderated by Ralf Südhoff.
ALNAP's 32nd Annual Meeting in Berlin will discuss the relevance of humanitarian aid and analyse how people in humanitarian crisis can get the support that is most important to them. Ralf Südhoff will moderate a plenary session.
As part of the Bonn Peace Days 2019 and on the occasion of the International Peace Day on 24 September 2019, Ralf Südhoff will participate in a panel discussion on the topic of: "Development policy in Syria? Humanitarian aid, reconstruction and peace-building facing difficult challenges".
Action Contre la Faim (ACF) and the CHA invite to a confidential round table in which NGOs can discuss the implications of counterterrorism legislation of international donors and the effect they have for their project work and humanitarian aid in general.
IAC and CHA are going to discuss the implications of recent developments in Europe regarding humanitarian access and civic action around asylum seeking.
Doctors without Borders (MSF) and the CHA are hosting a roundtable under Chatham House Rule to discuss with other humanitarian and multi-mandate organisations how the Triple Nexus is working in conflict zones and how this approach is affecting humanitarian action.
The CHA is pleased to welcome Mark Lowcock for exchanging with Berlin-based humanitarian stakeholders - in a closed, by invitation only, event – about both opportunities and challenges of anticipatory humanitarian financing and its future establishment in the humanitarian system.
The report "State of the Humanitarian System (SOHS)" is one of the most important analyses of humanitarian action worldwide. The current report deals with international developments since 2015. The German launch of the report will be presented jointly by the CHA, the Federal Foreign Office and ALNAP.
The CHA has been appointed as an expert for a public hearing of the Federal German Parliament and its Committee on Human Rights and Humanitarian Aid. We will comment on the German government's report on its humanitarian assistance from 2014 to 2017.
We will discuss the topic "Humanitarian aid in crisis - does Germany need to play a bigger role?" with Niels Annen (Federal Foreign Office), Dr. Oliver Müller (Caritas Germany), Cornelia Füllkrug-Weitzel (Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe) and Florian Westphal (MSF Germany) plus international guests.