Webinar: Practical ways for senior field leaders to ensure a strategic use of CERF funds.
The 1 billion dollar question: How can field leaders leverage CERF funding?
The Secretary General has, under his Agenda for Humanity, called for CERF’s annual funding to be increased from the current USD $450 million to $1 billion by 2018 to reflect the escalating humanitarian needs. This significant increase aims to bolster the availability of global contingency financing for responding to humanitarian shocks and to meet the needs of underfunded crisis. Based on their roles and experiences, the speakers will discuss how field leaders can best make use of CERF allocations.
Lisa Doughten is the Chief of the UN's Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF). Prior to that appointment, she served as Senior Advisor for UNICEF's public sector fundraising office and as a Senior Emergency Response Officer for the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). Before joining the United Nations, Ms Doughten was a Senior Manager with a Washington DC-based consulting firm where she managed multi-million dollar international contracts for the US Agency for International Development (USAID).
Stephen Tull is the Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator, Resident Representative for UNDP in Chad. Prior to that appointment, Mr Tull served in the same position for five years in Kazakhstan (2010-2015). From 1998 – 2010 Mr Tull worked with OCHA in Geneva, the former Yugoslavia, Afghanistan, and the Russian Federation. He has also served with the DPKO in former Yugoslavia and with OHCHR in Rwanda. Before joining the UN in 1996, Mr Tull worked in academia, journalism, with a non-profit organization, and private consulting.
Date: 15 November 2016