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MENA Youth Capacity building in Humanitarian Action (MYCHA) 2019


MENA Youth Capacity building in Humanitarian Action (MCYHA) 2019  This 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: November 21st - 24th, 2019 

Venue: Qatar National Convention Centre  (QNCC)


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.
  • Outcome 4: Further Capacity opportunity provided to MYCHA allumini on advanced aspects of project management and other learning areas that they would need.


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. 




MYCHA 2018 Promo

MYCHA 2017 Promo



Doha Youth Declaration on Reshaping the Humanitarian Agenda


Compact For Young People in Humanitarian Action v2017