Date Wednesday 21 June 2017
Time 18:00−19:15 CEST
Location Room XXIII, Building E, Palais des Nations, Geneva
About The side event will present up-to-date trends in humanitarian financing drawing upon key findings from the Global Humanitarian Assistance 2017 Report and the Global Humanitarian Overview 2017 Status Report, and set the context for the current state of global needs and funding to inform discussions.
The event will draw on the latest data and analysis, highlighting key trends and patterns to provide insights on investments needed for the remainder of 2017 and beyond (both inside and outside the UN coordinated interagency appeals) to better serve people in need. The convened group will also acknowledge the generosity of donors who are making strides to meet the unprecedented level of humanitarian need.
The event will identify possible approaches for addressing the funding gap (both in terms of mobilising additional resources and using those available more effectively) in line with the recommendations on humanitarian financing that emerged from the World Humanitarian Summit and with the Grand Bargain commitments.
- Heather Jeffrey, Director General, International Humanitarian Assistance, Global Affairs Canada
- Stephen O’Brien, United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator
- Sophia Swithern, Head of Research and Analysis, Development Initiatives