Meeting in Geneva May 2014

CERF Advisory Group members meet with Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Ms. Valerie Amos, High Commissioner for Refugees, UNHCR, Mr. Antonio Guterres and Assistent Director-General for Polio, Emergencies and Coutnry Collaborataion, WHO, Dr. Bruce Aylward.

 

Meeting in Geneva 15 and 16 May 2013

 

AGENDA
Annotated Agenda

 

SESSION I: DISCUSSION WITH RESIDENT/HUMANITARIAN COORDINATORS

Syria:

1. Resident/Humanitarian Coordinator's Report 2013

Sudan:

1. Resident/Humanitarian Coordinator's Report 2012

2. Resident/Humanitarian Coordinator's Report 2013

3. Resident/Humanitarian Coordinator's Report 2013

Uganda:

1. Resident/Humanitarian Coordinator's Report 2012

2. Resident/Humanitarian Coordinator's Report 2013

 

SESSION II: UPDATE ON THE USE AND MANAGEMENT OF CERF
Recommendations and Conclusions of the CERF Advisory Group (A/68/767) of 4 and 5 November 2013 (A/C/E/F/S)
General Assembly Resolution A/RES/68/102 - Strengthening of the Coordination of Emergency Humanitarian Assistance of the United Nations (A/C/E/F/S)
Central Emergency Response Fund: Report of the Secretary-General 2012 (A/C/E/F/S)
CERF 2013 Summary
CERF Quarterly Update (Q1 2014)
Contributors to CERF 2006 – 2014 – as at 11 April 2014
Recipients of CERF Funds 2014 – as at 11 April 2014

 

SESSION III:  RESOURCE MOBILIZATION, COMMUNICATIONS AND ADVOCACY - PART I
Study of the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) and Humanitarian Donor Decision-Making – February 2014
Summary paper on CERF donor study

 

SESSION IV:  RESOURCE MOBILIZATION, COMMUNICATIONS AND ADVOCACY - PART II
Resource Mobilization and Communications Strategy

 

SESSION V: INTER-AGENCY DISCUSSION

Timeliness of agencies’ sub-grants to implementing partners under CERF grants 2011

Timeliness of agencies’ sub-grants to implementing partners under CERF grants 2012

Humanitarian Financing Task Team (HFTT) – Work Plan (January 2014 – December 2015)

 

SESSION VI: PERFORMANCE AND POLICY ISSUES
Update on the roll-out of new RC/HC reporting format
Change of the Resident/Humanitarian Coordinators Reporting Schedule for CERF – 26 August 2013
Update on CERF Risk Management Plan – 8 April 2014
Update on CERF-CBPF complementary guidance – November 2013
The Performance and Accountability Review - September 2013
Background paper on the Grant Management System – 7 April 2014
A review of UNHCR’s utilisation of the Central Emergency Response Fund

Read the Recommendations and Conclusions from the Advisory Group meeting (pending)

 

 

Members 2013 - 2014

Mr. Carlos Eduardo Zaballa
Special Consultant for International Cooperation and Humanitarian Assistance
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Argentina
Ms. Catherine Walker
First Assistant Director-General
Humanitarian and Stabilisation Division and Humanitarian Coordinator
AusAID
Australia
 
Mr. Jan Vandemoortele
Retired
UN Resident/Humanitarian Coordinator and Humanitarian Expert
Belgium
 
Mr. Stephen Salewicz
Director
International Humanitarian Assistance Directorate
Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA)
Canada
 

Mr. Wenliang Yao
Commercial Counsellor
Department of International Trade and Economic Affairs
Ministry of Commerce
China 

 

Mr. Brouz Ralph Enneric Coffi
Minister Plenipotentiary
Permanent Mission of Cote d'Ivoire to the United Nations
Cote d'Ivoire
Ms. Nancy Butijer
Head
Division for Economic Multilateral Relations, Economic and Social Issues
Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs
Croatia
 

Ms. Jette Michelsen
Counsellor, Coordinator of Humanitarian Affairs and Political Coordinator
Permanent Mission of Denmark to the United Nations
Denmark 

Mr. Mathewos Hunde Tulu
Director
Early Warning and Response Directorate Disaster Management and Food Security Sector
Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development
Ethiopia 

 

Dr. Eltje Aderhold
Head of Division
Task Force for Humanitarian Aid of the Federal Foreign Office 
Germany
 

Ms. Yukie Osa
President
Association for Aid and Relief, Japan
Professor in the Department of Sociology
Rikkyo University
Japan 

 

Ms. Saadatou Mallam Barmou
Special Advisor
Humanitarian and Social Actions
Cabinet of the Prime Minister
Niger
 
Ms. Susan Eckey
Minister Counsellor
Permanent Mission of Norway to the United Nations in New York
Norway
 

Ms. Biya Han
Advisor
Korean Overseas International Cooperation Agency (KOICA)
Republic of Korea

 

Mr. Jozef H.L.M. Andriessen     
Director of the Stabilisation and Humanitarian Aid Department
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
The Netherlands
 

 

 

Major General Dr. Julius Oketta     
Director
National Emergency Operations and Coordination Centre
Office of the Prime Minister
Department of Relief, Disaster Preparedness and Management
Uganda

 

Ms. Susanna Moorehead
Director
Western and Southern Africa
Department for International Development (DfID)
United Kingdom
Dr. Ahmed Al-Meraikhi
Director of the Department of International Development
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Director-General of the Qatar Development Fund
Qatar