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Pacific Humanitarian Team 5 th Annual Meeting 22-25 October 2012 Background & Objectives Peter Muller Regional Disaster Response Adviser, OCHA Pacific www.unocha.org www.phtpacific.org. Pacific Humanitarian Team (PHT). Formed in 2008

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Pacific Humanitarian Team

  • 5th Annual Meeting
  • 22-25 October 2012
  • Background & Objectives
  • Peter Muller
  • Regional Disaster Response Adviser, OCHA Pacific
  • www.unocha.org
  • www.phtpacific.org
pacific humanitarian team pht
Pacific Humanitarian Team (PHT)
  • Formed in 2008
  • Partnerships:Composed of all humanitarian response organizations that operate in the Pacific region, including UN, NGOs, International Federation of the Red Cross and National Societies, Donors
  • Oversight :UN Resident Coordinator, w/ OCHA support
  • Predictability:Decision-making, coordination and operations through PHT:
    • Heads of Agency Group (cluster lead agencies)
    • Inter-Cluster Coordination Group
    • Clusters
  • Accountability:UN Resident Coordinator is accountable to the UN Under Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs for the success of the international humanitarian operation and the achievement of its goals
clusters cluster leads convenors
Clusters, Cluster Leads/Convenors

8 ‘Clusters’ (sectoral working groups with predefined structure and accountability)

Can be rolled out in affected areas immediately if needed

Inter-ClusterCoordination

linking with national coordination mechanisms
Linking with National Coordination mechanisms

International Humanitarian Community

National Disaster Response Structure

STRATEGIC

OPERATIONALCROSS SECTORAL

COORDINATION

SECTORSPECIFIC

COORDINATION

Cluster Approach

(Predictable responseAccountable to Resident Coord.)

National Ministries

RESPONSIBLE for response, Accountable to population

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UNW

RC

UNGG Surge Support

Institutionalizing Gender Mainstreaming Support to the PHT

Humanitarian

Development

IFRC

WFP

WHO UNICEF

FAO

UNDP

UNICEF SCA

OHCHR UNHCR

UNICEF

United Nations Country

Team (UNCT)

UNGG Surge Support

United Nations Gender Group (UNGG)

Emergency Response Network

background objectives 5 th annual pht meeting
Background & Objectives5th Annual PHT meeting

Objective to strengthen disaster preparedness and response capacity of PHT partners by:

  • reviewing recent global, regional and national developments in humanitarian action
  • initiating a Performance Review of the PHT
  • mapping sub-regional and national humanitarian response settings
  • providing all PHT partners an opportunity to review preparedness efforts and response capacity in a one-day preparedness exercise
  • creating an open space for discussions on partnerships and donor coordination in panel discussions
  • Discuss and Inform strategic direction of PHT
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