Meeting in Geneva May 2015

CERF Advisory Group members meet in Geneva on 28-29 May 2015.

AGENDA AND MEETING DOCUMENTS

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SESSION I: UPDATE ON THE USE AND MANAGEMENT OF CERF  

> Recommendations and Conclusions of the CERF Advisory Group of 23 and 24 October 2014 (A/69/713 - A/C/E/F/S)

 
> CERF > Draft Central Emergency Response Fund: Report of the Secretary-General 2014 (English)   
> CERF 2014 Yearly Summary  

> CERF Quarterly Update (Q1 2015)

 

> CERF Underfunded Emergencies 2015 Round I

 

 

SESSION II: DISCUSSION WITH HUMANITARIAN COORDINATORS

Presentations: RC/HC ColombiaRC/HC EritreaRC Sierra Leone

> Resident/Humanitarian Coordinator Report on the Use of CERF
> Colombia: Infographic Humanitarian Funding CERF UFE 2015 Round I
> CERF Allocations to Colombia as of 18 May 2015
Ebola Interim Assessment Panel - Report (WHO/A68/25/8 May 2015)
CERF Response to Ebola outbreak (October 2014)
> CERF Allocation to Eritrea as of 18 May 2015
> Strategic Use of CERF: Information Paper

 

SESSION III: PRESENTATION ON THE HUMANITARIAN FINANCING HIGH-LEVEL PANEL AND THE WORLD HUMANITARIAN SUMMIT
> World Humanitarian Summit FAQ
> World Humanitarian Summit Consultations
> World Humanitarian Summit - the Road to Istanbul
> Future Humanitarian Financing: Looking beyond the Crisis
> Update on High-Level Panel on Humanitarian Financing

 

SESSION IV: THE STUDY ON THE ADDED VALUE OF A REFORMED CENTRAL EMERGENCY RESPONSE FUND (CERF)

> Study on the Added Value of a Reformed CERF - Mr. Barnaby Willitts-King (19 March 2015)

> Review of the Potential for Assessed Funding for CERF - Mr. Edward Tsui (26 February 2015)
> A CERF for the Future: Summary Paper of CERF Scoping Studies

 

SESSION V: PERFORMANCE AND POLICY ISSUES

> Lessons learned: Review of CERF Support to L3 Emergencies and the ‘automatic allocation’

> Communicating the Fraudulent Use of CERF Funds

> Issues Paper: Telling the story of CERF

> CERF Risk Action Plan
> CERF Lessons Learned at Field Level, 2013
> Quality of Reports from Resident/Humanitarian Coordinators on the Use of 2013 CERF Grants
> Analysis of Key Performance Data from 2013 RC/HC Report: Sub-grants | Value-added | People reached ||| Follow-up paper UNICEF Follow-up paper UNFPA
> Summary of the Review of the Value Added of CERF in Myanmar | Review (whole document)

 

SESSION VI: INTER-AGENCY DISCUSSION

> Strategic Evaluation WFP's Use of Pooled Funds for Humanitarian Preparedness and Response (2009 - 2013): A Strategic Evaluation, Evaluation Report - Volume I December 2014 - Prepared by Mokoro: Nick Maunder, Muriel Visser, Beth Hodson, Stephanie Allan

> Management Response to the Recommendations of the Summary Evaluation Report of WFP's Use of Pooled Funds for Humanitarian Preparedness and Response (2009-2013)
> Evaluation Brief of WFP's Use of Pooled Funds for Humanitarian Preparedness and Response (2009-2013)
> Communicating the Fraudulent Use of CERF Funds

> Analysis of Key Performance Data from 2013 RC/HC Report: Sub-grants | Value-added People reached ||| Follow-up paper UNICEF Follow-up paper UNFPA

 

SESSION VII: WRAP-UP

> Advisory Group Work Plan 2015-2016

 

OTHER REFERENCE DOCUMENTS
> General Assembly Resolution - Strengthening of the Coordination of Emergency Humanitarian Assistance of the United Nations (A/RES/68/102 - A/C/E/F/S)

> Central Emergency Response Fund: Report of the Secretary-General 2013 (A/69/96 - A/C/E/F/S)

> CERF Advisory Group - Terms of Reference (Spanish / French)
> CERF Allocations 2006 – 2015 – as at 18 May 2015
> CERF Contributions 2006 – 2015 – as at 18 May 2015
> CERF Allocations 2015 – as at 18 May 2015

 

Read the Recommendations and Conclusions from the Advisory Group meeting here >>

 

Members 2014-2015
 

Ms. Catherine Walker (Chair)
Former First Assistant Secretary
Humanitarian and Stabilisation Division and Humanitarian Coordinator, Department

of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Australia

Mr. Wenliang Yao

Commercial Counselor
Department of International Trade

and Economic Affairs 

Ministry of Commerce
China

 

Ms. María Andrea Albán Durán

Director

International Cooperation Agency

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Colombia

Mr. Nestor Koko

Councelor

Permanent Mission of Côte d’Ivoire

to the United Nations in New York

Côte 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   
Chief Advisor
Department for Humanitarian Action 

Civil Society and Personnel Assistance
Denmark

 

Mr. Mathewos Hunde Tulu
Disaster Risk Reduction/Management Advisor

for the Intergovernmental Authority for

Development (IGAD)

Ethiopia

Dr. Eltje Aderhold   
Head of Divison
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

 

Mr. Samson Palia Wangusi

Deputy Secretary and Head of Kenya

Relief and Rehabilitation Department

Kenya

Mr. Jozef H.L.M. Andriessen
Director

Stabilisation and Humanitarian Aid Dept. 

Ministry of Foreign Affairs
The Netherlands

 

Ms. Susan Eckey

Minister Counsellor
Permanent Mission of Norway to

the United Nations
Norway

Mr. Jesus (Gary) S. Domingo

Assistant Secretary of Foreign Affairs

Office of the United Nations and International Organizations, Department of Foreign Affairs

Philippines

Dr. Ahmed Al-Meraikhi

Director of the Department of International

Development Ministry of Foreign Affairs,

and Director-General of the Qatar

Development Fund

Qatar

 

Mr. Per Örneus

Head of Department for Multilateral

Development Cooperation

Ministry for Foreign Affairs

Sweden

 

Ambassador Manuel Bessler

Head of Swiss Humanitarian Aid (SHA)

Swiss Agency for Development and

Cooperation SDC, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Switzerland

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