Making the two-way relationship work between the strategic and operational leadership: HCT and ICCG linkages

Thursday 13th December 2018

Mr. Neil Buhne

Humanitarian Coordinator and Resident Coordinator, Pakistan


Dr. Alexandra de Sousa

Inter-Cluster Coordination Group Coordinator, Ethiopia


New York 08:00;   Dakar 13:00;   Geneva 14:00;  Amman 15:00;   Addis Ababa / Nairobi 16:00;   Islamabad 18:00

In many humanitarian reviews and evaluations, weak collaboration between different components of the coordination architecture is often cited as contributing to a less effective humanitarian response.  Operational Peer Reviews and P2P mission findings corroborate this statement, identifying oftentimes a disconnect occurring between the strategic leadership (HCT) and the group that is responsible for operationalising the humanitarian response (ICCG). This can happen when the HCT doesn’t provide sufficient strategic guidance to the ICCG to operationalize the response, or when the ICCG doesn’t provide the HCT with sufficient information and analysis to take strategic decisions.

How to overcome these challenges? How can HCTs and ICCG turn this relationship into a productive collaboration supporting the delivery of an effective humanitarian response?

This webinar will provide a platform to illustrate with field examples the steps that can be taken to establish effective interlinkages between the two coordination bodies. Neil Buhne, HC/RC in Pakistan, and Alexandra de Sousa, ICCG coordinator in Ethiopia, will share their views and experiences of a well-functioning relationship in their operations, as well as lessons learned from the challenges they have been confronted with.

For help logging on to the webinar, see the login guide here.


Mr. Gareth Price-Jones, Senior Humanitarian Policy and Advocacy Coordinator, CARE

Questions are welcome in advance of the webinar

You can e-mail questions to the Peer-2-Peer project before the webinar or submit them to the presenters live during the webinar, via the chat function. All documents relevant to this webinar and a recording of the event (and previous webinars) are posted on the P2P Support website.



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