Join ALNAP on Monday 15 June for the launch of our new research report: ‘Exploring Coordination in Humanitarian Clusters’. When a multitude of humanitarian actors are responding to a crisis, achieving effective coordination is an essential part of successful humanitarian response. Sector-based clusters are tasked with a multitude of activities, but what does ‘effective coordination’ mean for the humanitarian clusters? And how do the clusters achieve this success?
Using a spectrum of coordination, this new study looks at these questions and looks at what is the right level of coordination for clusters. It examines many factors that can contribute to achieving this level; from clear information management procedures, to trusting relationships and the role of the Cluster Lead Agency.
Graham Saunders (Global Shelter Cluster Coordinator), Loretta Hieber Girardet (Inter-Cluster Coordination Section Chief, UNOCHA) and Gerbrand Alkema (Health Cluster Support Expert, Save the Children UK) will be in conversation with authors Paul Knox-Clarke and Leah Campbell to discuss this issue of how successful cluster coordination during humanitarian response can be achieved. The discussion will be followed by a Q&A and networking drinks.