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Facing the Unknown: Managing Uncertainty in Humanitarian Action

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Sacha Myers
Nov 18, 2020
12:00am - 12:00am EST

About the ALNAP 33rd Annual Meeting

Humanitarian actors are experts in responding to crises and dealing with unknowns, but they are not experts in managing uncertainty. This difference has become apparent with the COVID-19 Pandemic which has forced humanitarians to reckon with an unknown present and an unknown future. The 33rd ALNAP Annual Meeting, Facing the Unknown: Managing Uncertainty in Humanitarian Action, will explore the challenges posed by uncertainty and what humanitarians can do to better equip themselves to respond within this context.

The Meeting will be divided into two components: a virtual curtain-raising event on 18 November 2020 which will allow ALNAP Members to contribute to the Meeting Background Paper; and an in-person event in mid-2021, which will bring ALNAP Members together in the usual format.

The Annual Meeting curtain raiser will be accompanied by a Members event on 19 November. To enable participation for our global Membership from across different time zones both online events will be held twice. Registration for both events will open on 18 September 2020.