Brief Report from Regional Humanitarian Partnership Week

Picture 1: Anastasia Maylinda is facilitating the meeting.

Regional Humanitarian Partnership Week (RHPW) in the Asia Pacific region was conducted on 3-14 December 2022 in Bangkok, Thailand. This annual activity is organized by the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (ROAP) in collaboration with the Asian Disaster Reduction and Response Network (ADRRN), International Council of Voluntary Agencies (ICVA), and Community World Service Asia (CWSA).

About 300 people participated in this activity including YEU’s representatives, namely Anastasia Maylinda, Debora Dian Utami, Agnes Meiria, Hepi Rahmawati, and Chatarina Niken. Anastasia Maylinda (Linda) explained that the RHPW provides a focus and direction on climate change, political instability, economic downturn, and shrinking humanitarian space, while still ensuring the best delivery of assistance to people in need. Participants worked on a variety of themes to stimulate robust discussion, find solutions/resources, highlight lessons learned and good practices, and collaborate for effective humanitarian response in the region.

There were 45 sessions with speakers from various backgrounds of expertise and experience in different humanitarian settings. The sessions’ theme ranges from CHS regional consultation and launch of the State of the Humanitarian System Report, the working nexus of DRR/Humanity and Climate Change Adaptation, how humanitarian is operating in a crisis and conflict-affected context and accountability to affected populations; and encouragement to develop effective partnerships.

Picture 2: Anastasia Maylinda is facilitating the meeting.

Linda was involved in discussions that highlighted the sharing of solutions, lessons learned and good practices, as well as collaborations, to strengthen the disaster management and resilience faced in the region and the partnerships strategy in the region.

On 10-11 December 2022, ADRRN conducted the Annual General Meeting (AGM), where she involved in the event to gather the achievements of the network, strategize the work of the network and its hubs, and map collaboration. In particular, her involvement was to provide support in the formulation of AGM results and also to produce activity publication materials for ADRRN's website and social media.

In the AGM session itself, she facilitated the session in summarizing sessions on the AGM and the 2030 strategic plan and supported the publication of the event in ADRRN's social media.

Linda hopes that YEU continues to be actively involved in RHPW as a way to broaden the organizational perspective on humanitarian issues, especially on themes/topics such as Grand Bargain, localization, and accountability.