Urban-A is proud to have joined the Global Alliance for Urban Crises as a new member, an important platform for establishing partnerships and shared approaches to how we understand and respond to urban crises.
During the Humanitarian Partnership and Network Week 2019, in Geneva 4-8 February, the Alliance gathered for a two-day all-member meeting and launching of several knowledge products to inform local and international stakeholders on tools and approaches for responding to crises affecting urban areas.
The Global Alliance for Urban Crises
The Global Alliance for Urban Crises was launched during the World Humanitarian Summit in May 2016. Inspired by the commitments outlined within the Urban Crises Charter, the Alliance is a global, multi-disciplinary and collaborative community of practice, seeking to change practice on the ground and provide a platform to share current evidence and knowledge across members, whilst reaching out to new stakeholders active in urban crises.
As a part of this endeavour, the Global Alliance, with the support of ECHO, has developed an series of products to inform diverse stakeholders to effectively engage in urban crises.
A framework of engagement between local governments and the humanitarian sectors
Guidance note on Profiling in urban areas
The development of an Urban competency framework
Research products focused on: Unpacking the difference approaches to urban protracted displacement; Building resilience in the aftermath of urban crises
Alliance events of the course of HNPW2019 will include members-only discussions and an open launch event to share the above mentioned alliance products.
Read more about the alliance here.