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CERF has been a major source of early funding as agencies respond where humanitarian needs spread across borders, whether health, nutrition, or shelter-related. In large-scale emergencies, where overall funding requirements stretch into the hundreds of millions, it has become more important than ever that CERF grants are prioritized and timed for maximum impact, and to bolster coordination and strengthen humanitarian leadership.

To explore ways that the current system might better address large-scale regional needs, the CERF Secretariat organized a panel on the “Strategic use of the CERF in Large-scale Emergencies” on 24 June 2014, from 13:30 to 14:45, Conference Room 2 (Conference Building).

Moderator: · Ms. Valerie Amos, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator

Panellists: · Mr. Antonio Guterres, High Commissioner for Refugees, UNHCR · Mr. Martin Mogwanja, Deputy Executive Director, UNICEF · Mr. Moustapha Soumaré, Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary- General/Resident Coordinator/Humanitarian Coordinator in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

You can download the event's concept note here and participants' biographies here.

CONTACT: Brian Grogan (