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MENA Youth Capacity building in Humanitarian Action (MYCHA)

MENA Youth Capacity building in Humanitarian Action (MCYHA)  This three days event strives to empower youth in humanitarian settings throughout the MENA region to assure their meaningful participation in preparedness, response and conflict resolution in different situations and contexts.


Dates: 11th to 13th Nov 2017

Venue: Hamad Bin Khalifa University - Student Center in Qatar Foundation

 

The Conference Objectives are to:

  • Outcome 1: Increased capacity of youth and youth-led groups to participate in humanitarian actions.
     
  • Outcome 2: Stronger and more effective youth-led initiatives in humanitarian action at the regional level
     
  • Outcome 3: Serve as a regional knowledge hub for networking among young humanitarian actors and professionals, designing innovative approaches, sharing data and best practices, and releasing publications.
     

 

This year's Conference Themes

 

1)      Dimensions of Humanitarian Action

a.       History and evolution

b.      Humanitarian Action Life cycle and transitions- Preparedness, early warning systems, disaster response, recovery long-term development.

c.       Humanitarian System, International Humanitarian law, stakeholders, scale and complexity (cross cutting themes), coordination, principles and standards(Sphere, NGO code), Islam and humanitarianism,

d.      Man-made disasters- displacement, gender vulnerability, dignity and protection of civilians, (MENA specific themes)

2)      Provision of Education as a humanitarian response

3)      Climate change and nature caused disaster- droughts, famines, floods, typhoons, volcanoes. 

4)      Influencing and advocacy in humanitarian action- (Media and humanitarian work, Humanitarian diplomacy and conflict resolution,  National and multilateral humanitarian influencing, WHS)

5) Youth engagement and innovation in humanitarian work: volunteerism, social media and use of technology in Humanitarian action. 

 

Brief Program

Day 1:


Time

Agenda

8.00-9.00

Registration

9.00-10.00

Opening Ceremony: Welcome and Keynote Speeches

10.00-10.30

Motivational Speakers

10.30-10.45

Break

10.45-11.45

Learning Objective 01 Course A: Intro-Humanitarian Landscape and Stakeholders - Doha Institute - CHS

11.45-12.45

Learning Objective 01 Course B: Accountability and Quality in Humanitarian Action - Doha Institute - CHS

12.45-14.00

Prayer & Lunch Break

14.00-15.00

Learning Objective 02 Course A: International Law (IHL, IHLR, IRL) & Principles - UNHCR

15.00-15.15

Break

15.15-16.15

Learning Objective 02 Course B: Code of Conduct for Humanitarian Response - UNHCR

16.15-16.30

Break

16.30-17.30

Focus Courses

Day 2


Time

Agenda

9.00-10.00

Learning Objective 03 Course A: Disaster Response Project Cycle - Qatar Red Crescent

10.00-11.00

Learning Objective 03 Course B & C: Rapid Needs Assessment & Project Design - Qatar Red Crescent

11.00-11.15

Break

11.15-12.15

Learning Objective 03 Course D: Humanitarian Coordination Mechanism - OCHA

12.15-13.30

Prayer & Lunch Break

13.30-14.30

Learning Objective 03 Course B & C: Rapid Needs Assessment & Project Design - Qatar Red Crescent

14.30-15.30

Learning Objective Course D: Humanitarian Financing Mechanism - OCHA

15.30-15.45

Break

15.45-17.00

Focus Courses

17.00-20.00

Side Event ( Visit to MIA )

Day 3


Time

Agenda

08.00-12.00

Learning Objective 03 Course F: Simulation to apply gained knowledge and skills into practice - Qatar Red Crescent

13.00-14.00

Prayer & Lunch Break

14.00-15.30

Learning Objective 03 Course E: Youth in Humanitarian Action: Challenges and Opportunities – Panel Discussion (ROTA)

16.00-17.00

Closing Ceremony

 


 

World Humanitarian Summit Qatar 2015

 

 

Doha Youth Declaration on Reshaping the Humanitarian Agenda

 

Compact For Young People in Humanitarian Action v2017