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Organizing for HDP Coherence: Country Teams’ Perspectives

Project worker showing a woman who is sitting next to her child how to use a voucher.
Miguel Arreategui / Save the Children
8:00am - 9:30am ET

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Achieving humanitarian, development, and peace coherence entails synergies across technical silos and adaptive work structures and cultures. How have country teams evolved and stretched their mandates to deliver HDP coherent programming? What does this look like from both a technical and an operations/management perspective? How are implementing partners coordinating internally and strengthening staff capacity to deliver coherent programming? What challenges are we facing and how are these being addressed? 

This dynamic dialogue explored these questions and offered practical takeaways for how to approach HDP coherence at the project and country level. Participants were invited to join the dialogue and share their own experiences in organizing for HDP coherence.

The event was hosted by Karri Goeldner Byrne, Senior Markets Systems Advisor. Speakers include:

  • Dan Rooney, Chief of Party, MadagascarCatholic Relief Services
  • Hiba Tibi, Regional Economic Empowerment Hub (EE Hub) Manager, Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Region, CARE International 

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Speaker Bios

Photo of Karri ByrneKarri Goeldner Byrne brings over 25 years of leadership and management experience, overseeing large, complex programs in some of the world’s most challenging environments. She has worked extensively on programming related to market systems, resilience, job creation, inclusive finance, and entrepreneurship. Most recently she has worked with organizations to incorporate Adaptive Management approaches into their work, and has helped mobilize large, multidisciplinary teams to meet strategic objectives.

Hiba Tibi PhotoHiba Tibi is the Regional Economic Empowerment Hub (EE Hub) Manager for CARE International in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). Prior to this role, she was the Gender Advisor and Lead for the MENA EE Hub, supporting more than 15 CARE offices in the region and globally, and was the Economic Empowerment Program Manager in West Bank – Palestine. In her previous positions, she led various economic empowerment and resilient market and food systems projects that adopted a combination of humanitarian, development, and gender equality approaches. She is based in Amman, Jordan.

Dan Rooney PhotoDan Rooney is Chief of Party for the U.S. humanitarian and development organization, Catholic Relief Services.  Dan has more than 20 years of experience working in Sub Saharan Africa with the US Government and CRS.  Currently he provides leadership to Maharo, a 5 year $45M Resilience and Food Security Project. Dan holds Masters in Economics, Development Studies and an MBA, but he learned more from rural villages than he ever learned in a classroom.