ALNAP Webinar: Working together? The benefits & challenges of coordination in the field

10:00 - 11:30, GMT

Humanitarian responses often involve large numbers of national and international actors who frequently work in the same geographical areas and towards the same broad goals. However, coordination and collaboration among them are often limited at best. Failure to work together can lead to gaps in coverage and to duplications and inefficiencies in any given emergency response. This webinar discusses the variety of ways that different organisations work together at the country level. It considers bilateral relations between organisations (partnerships), as well as relations among multiple organisations (clusters, networks and consortiums). It also looks at other, non-structural, modalities used to support working together, such as funding mechanisms and standards.


  • Paul Knox-Clarke, Head of Research and Communications, ALNAP


  • Luz Saavedra, Research Fellow, ALNAP
  • Nuno Nunes, CCM Global Cluster Coordinator, IOM
  • Nurhaida Rahim, Partnership Initiative Coordinator, Relief International