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The future of aid in Syria

22.09.2020 11:00 - 13:00

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.

On the Basis of Need Alone? Data Gathering, Impartiality and the Localisation of Humanitarian Action

24.09.2020 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”.

Human Rights Film Festival Berlin

30.09.2020 - 10.10.2020 all-day

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".

Save the Date: CHA Conference on the Triple Nexus, October 2020

26.10.2020 - 27.10.2020 09:30 - 15:30

Save the Date: From October 26 to 27 2020, CHA is organising an international conference. Topic: Triple Nexus in Practice - What about peace? Further information will follow shortly.

Past Events

Attack on civil society?

09.09.2020 16:30 - 18:00

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.

COVID-19 – comprehensive response or development reversal?

21.08.2020 11:00 - 12:30

Join our webinar on Friday August 21, 11h Berlin time. COVID-19 – comprehensive response or development reversal? More details here.

KUNO Summer Course 2020

08.07.2020 - 09.07.2020 all-day

Have you recently started working in the humanitarian field looking for a solid impetus? Or are you already experienced and looking for a thorough update? Then the KUNO Summer Course on July 8-9, 2020 could be of interest to you.

Starvation crimes – Hunger as a weapon in conflict

19.06.2020 11:00 - 12:30

'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!

Cash and Voucher Assistance in Syria: Opportunities and Challenges

18.06.2020 14:00 - 15:30

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.

Webinar Do No Harm

03.06.2020 10:00 - 11:30

Not every "well-meant" project is also good. How can this be changed? VENRO e.V. is offering a webinar on the established Do No Harm approach on May 18-19, 2020.

Compass 2020 – The reality of German development policy

15.05.2020 12:30 - 13:30

On the occasion of the publication of the "Compass 2020", Welthungerhilfe and terre des hommes invite to a webinar on May 15, 2020 at 12h30 CEST. Topic: The reality of German development policy.

The Triple Nexus: Threat or Opportunity for the Humanitarian Principles?

14.05.2020 15:00 - 16:30

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.

Webinar counterterrorism measures and humanitarian assistance

29.04.2020 10:00 - 11:30

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.

Hunger and armed conflict: when hunger becomes a weapon of war

26.03.2020 09:00 - 11:30

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.

Triple Nexus – a donor-driven agenda?

10.03.2020 16:00 - 18:00

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.

Doctors do not prevent genocide

19.02.2020 18:30 - 20:00

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.

Mid-term review of German membership of the UN Security Council

13.02.2020 09:30 - 13:00

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.

YEMEN: When water is used as a weapon of war

06.02.2020 09:30 - 11:30

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.

Humanitarian Reflections

04.02.2020 13:00 - 16:00

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

29.01.2020 16:00 - 18:00

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.

Target groups on the web – Stammtisch für die gute Sache No. 7

22.01.2020 14:00 - 16:00

Centre for Humanitarian Action, Maecenata Foundation, allcodesarebeautiful (ACB) and werk21 Kommunikation GmbH invite to the 7th Stammtisch für die gute Sache on January 22.

Humanitarian assistance 50 years after Biafra

14.01.2020 10:30 - 12:30

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.

10 years after the earthquake in Haiti

09.01.2020 11:00 - 14:30

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.

Journalist Award Humanitarian Aid

05.01.2020 all-day

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 honest broker? Germany and its new humanitarian strategy and role

06.12.2019 12:00 - 14:00

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.

Contested Triple Nexus – Examples from Mali

28.11.2019 16:00 - 18:00

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.

IOM Migration Talks

28.11.2019 12:00 - 14:00

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.

Humanitarian Congress Berlin 2019

17.10.2019 - 18.10.2019 09:00 - 17:30

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 32nd Annual Meeting

15.10.2019 - 16.10.2019 08:00 - 17:30

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.

Bonn Peace Days 2019

24.09.2019 18:00 - 20:30

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".

Roundtable: Counterterrorism laws and sanctions regime

18.09.2019 15:00 - 18:00

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.

Monday on the Couch: Refugees, Activists and Humanitarians – all criminals?

22.07.2019 18:30 - 21:00

IAC and CHA are going to discuss the implications of recent developments in Europe regarding humanitarian access and civic action around asylum seeking.

Roundtable: The Triple Nexus in Practice

12.06.2019 14:00 - 17:00

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.

Discussion with Mark Lowcock, USG UN-OCHA

05.06.2019 13:30 - 14:30

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.

Symposium: Humanitarian Assistance in a Changing World

04.04.2019 14:30 - 18:00

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.

Parliament hearing on humanitarian assistance

20.03.2019 15:00 - 18:00

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.

Opening event of CHA

19.03.2019 18:00 - 21:00

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.