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Humanitarian Networks and Partnerships Week


06 February 2018




The Humanitarian Networks and Partnerships Week is an annual forum held for diverse groups of humanitarian partners to convene and solve common problems.

Date: 6-10 February 2017

The Humanitarian Networks and Partnerships Week (HNPW), co-chaired by United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN OCHA) and the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID), is an annual event held in Geneva in the first week of February.

Since 2015, this event provides a unique forum for humanitarian networks and partnerships to meet and address key humanitarian issues. Networks and Partnerships hold their annual meetings during the week, and work together to find ways to solve common problems. HNPW convenes a large number of participants from diverse groups, including the UN, Non-Governmental Organisations, Member States, the Private Sector, the military, academia and others.

HNPW 2018 will take place at the International Conference Centre in Geneva from 5-9 February 2018. More than 30 Networks and Partnerships are expected to participate, and hold their annual meetings during the week. An Inter-Network Day will take place on Wednesday, 7 February and it will offer participants from all backgrounds and sectors the opportunity to learn, exchange knowledge and network.

The Humanitarian Networks and Partnerships Week (HNPW) is the annual event of the Leading Edge Programme. The Leading Edge Programme is a global initiative of UN OCHA along with the active and committed participation of donor governments. The programme aims to foster year-round collaboration between networks & technical experts in crisis preparedness and response to identify common challenges and implement solutions. 

HNPW is a free event for emergency preparedness and response professionals.

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