PRELIMINARY AGENDA

Second Annual Meeting of Frontline Humanitarian Negotiators

5-6 December 2017
Crowne Plaza
Geneva, Switzerland
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TUESDAY 5 DECEMBER 2017

08.00-08.30
Welcome Coffee
08.30-08.45
Introductory Remarks

Speaker

Claude Bruderlein

Director of CCHN

08.45-09.30
Keynote Presentation

Speakers

Peter Maurer

President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

Christine Jamet

Director of Operations of Doctors Without Borders (MSF)

David Beasley

Executive Director of the World Food Programme (WFP)

09.30-11.00
Endgame: Population Movement & Humanitarian Protection in the Middle East

Speakers

Ibrahim Demir

Humanitarian Affairs Officer - Gaziantep, OCHA

Tareq Talahma

Senior Humanitarian Affairs Officer, OCHA

Anaïde Nahikian

Program Manager, ATHA / Harvard University

Sylvain Groulx

Head of Mission - Baghdad, MSF

Sebastien Trives

Head of Office - Damascus, OCHA

Moderator

David Welin

Senior Regional Legal Officer, UNHCR

Outline

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11.00-11.30
Coffee Break
11.30-13.00
Exploring Access Constraints in the Lake Chad Basin: A Humanitarian Perspective

Speakers

Ann Reiner

Deputy Head of Nigeria Programme, ACF

Serah Timothy

Site Facilitator Nigeria, IOM

Ruth James

Humanitarian Coordinator for Northeast Nigeria, Oxfam

Florent Méhaule

Head of Office Chad, OCHA

Beat Mosimann

Head of Sub-Delegation Maiduguri, ICRC

Moderator

Peter Lundberg

Deputy Humanitarian Coordinator Nigeria, OCHA

Outline

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Critical Reflections on Humanitarian Negotiations in Kachin State, Myanmar

Speakers

Mark Silverman

Deputy Head of Delegation Yangon, ICRC

Jenny McAvoy

Director of Protection, InterAction

Kevin Coppock

Head of Mission for Myanmar, MSF

Sakhorn Boongullaya

Head of Field Office Myitkyina, WFP

Mark Cutts

Head of Office Yangon, OCHA

Moderator

Casey O'Connor

Project Coordinator, MSF

Outline

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13.00-14.00
Lunch
14.00-15.30
Navigating the Perfect Storm: Constraints & Opportunities for Humanitarian Negotiation in South Sudan

Speakers

François Stamm

Head of Delegation for South Sudan, ICRC

Rehan Zahid

Special Assistant to the Executive Director, WFP

Duk Stephen

Programme Coordinator, UNIDO

Raphael Veicht

Head of Mission for South Sudan, MSF

Mark Stevens

Special Advisor - Northeast Africa, Samaritans' Purse

Moderator

Marika Guderian

Special Assistant to the Chief of Staff, WFP

Outline

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Supporting Communities in Negotiations in Colombia & Beyond: Opportunities, Challenges & Dilemmas

Speakers

Marcia Vargas

Independent Consultant, former ICRC Communication, Cooperation and Weapon Contamination Officer

Oscar Sanchez Pineiro

Senior Field Coordinator, UNHCR

Rodrigo Valderrama

Head of Field Office - Quibdo, UNHCR

Moderator

Jerome Grimaud

Humanitarian Negotiation and Mediation Advisor, NRC

Outline

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15.30-16.00
Coffee Break
16.00-17.20
Negotiating Rights in a Crowded Field: Addressing Emerging Challenges & Dilemmas on the Frontline

Speakers

Jenny McAvoy

Director of Protection, Interaction

Elpida Papachatzi

Protection Delegate Kabul, ICRC

Fiona Terry

Senior Researcher, ICRC

Simon Russel

Coordinator, Global Protection Cluster

Ingrid Macdonald

Head of Office, OCHA Ukraine

Moderator

Nicola Dahrendorf

Senior Protection Adviser, NRC/UNICEF

Outline

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17.30-18.30
Transfer to the Palais des Nations
18.30-19:45
High-Level Segment
The Interplay Between Political Mediation and Humanitarian Negotiation

Host

Michael Møller

Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva

Keynote Speaker

Krystyna Marty Lang

Deputy State Secretary of the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs

Moderator

Teresa Whitfield

Director of Policy and Mediation Division, UNDPA

Panelists

David Beasley

Executive Director of WFP

Peter Maurer

President of the ICRC

Jan Egeland

Secretary-General of NRC

Filippo Grandi

UN High Commissioner for Refugees

Staffan di Mistura

UN Special Envoy for Syria

Mark Lowcock

UN Under Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Head of OCHA

Liesbeth Aelbrecht

Director-General of MSF Switzerland

Dennis McNamara

Senior Humanitarian Advisor, HD

19:45-21:15
Thematic Discussion Circles on the Interplay Between Political Mediation and Humanitarian Negotiation in the Lake Chad Basin, Middle East Region, Myanmar and South Sudan
20:15-21:15
Apéritif / Cocktail Party / Passed hors d’œuvres
21:30
Transfer back to the Crowne Plaza

WEDNESDAY 6 DECEMBER 2017

08.00-08.30
Welcoming Coffee
08.30-08.40
Introductory Remarks

Speakers

Claude Bruderlein

Director of CCHN

08.40-09.15
Keynote Presentation

Speaker

Jan Egeland

Secretary-General, NRC

Maja Messmer Mokhtar

Head of Section - Humanitarian Policy, FDFA

Hansjorg Strohmeyer

Chief of Policy Development & Studies Branch, OCHA

09.15-11.00
Developing the Capacity to Negotiate on the Frontlines

Speakers

Laurent Ligozat

Senior Advisor, CCHN/MSF

Alain Lempereur

Professor, Brandeis University

Marika Guderian

Humanitarian Policy Advisor, WFP

Rob Grace

Senior Researcher, ATHA/Harvard University

Moderator

Claude Bruderlein

Director of CCHN

Outline

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11.00-11.30
Coffee Break
11.30-13.00
Gender, Diversity and Humanitarian Access Negotiations

Speakers

Casey O'Connor

Project Coordinator, MSF

Bette Dam

Author

Hala Al Sarraf

CEO of the Iraq Health Aid Organization (IHAO)

Blerta Aliko

Deputy Arab States Regional Director, UN Women

Moderator

Rachel Dore-Weeks

Advisor - Humanitarian Action, UN Women

Outline

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13.00-14.00
Lunch
14.00-15.00
Plenary discussion on CCHN Report of the Director

Speaker

Claude Bruderlein

Director of CCHN

15.00-16.00
Working Group Meetings: South Sudan, Myanmar and Middle East
16.00-16.30
Coffee Break
16.30-17.30
Working Group Meetings: Lake Chad Basin, Colombia, Other Regions
17.30-19.30
Closing Remarks, Social Mixer, and Cocktail Party