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World Humanitarian Day 2019 – Regional Webinars on Women Humanitarians

August 20 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Celebrated every year on 19 August, World Humanitarian Day aims to raise awareness about humanitarian efforts worldwide. This year, the focus is on the role of Women Humanitarians – recognising their role in delivering aid and supporting the protection of civilians in times of crisis.

Charter For Change is partnering with UN OCHA to organise two regional webinars to create spaces for cross-country exchange between women across the sub-Saharan Africa (August 15th) and Asia/Pacific regions (August 20th); with attention to challenges and opportunities to empower local women in humanitarian efforts.

Asia/Pacific regional webinar – Tuesday 20th August 2019 at 8am Afghanistan, 9.15am in Nepal, 10am Myanmar, 10.30am Indonesia, 15.30 Fiji

Speakers will include:

  • Aye Thiri, Gender Focal Point, UN OCHA, Myanmar
  • Kate Sutton, Director, Humanitarian Advisory Group, Asia/Pacific
  • Krishna Karkee, Centre for Disaster Management Studies (CDMS), Nepal
  • Zarqa Yaftali, Director, Women & Children Legal Research Foundation, Afghanistan

To register, please go to:  https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/588537089025596674

The Asia/Pacific webinar is also co-hosted with GiHA (the inter-agency Gender in Humanitarian Action platform in Asia/Pacific co-chaired by IPPF, OCHA and UNW) and HAG (the Humanitarian Advisory Group), as well as UN OCHA.