2021 Regional NGO Consultations (EHAGL)

Objectives and outcomes

These first Regional Consultations will pursue the following objectives:

  • Analyze collective responses to the challenges and opportunities of engaging with refugee communities (innovative approaches, new synergies, ways of working more efficiently) in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, identify critical gaps and define key steps for the way forward.
  • Discuss the progress NGOs made in advancing the implementation of relevant GRF pledges, in particular those related to promoting resilience and inclusion of refugees and localization where relevant - and discuss contributions of NGOs as part of a multi-stakeholder/ whole of society process.
  • Share UNHCR’s framework for climate action and learn about NGO initiatives to address climate-related changes in the context of forced displacement.
  • Develop recommendations to inform future collaboration between UNHCR and NGOs and feed in to UNHCR’s 2021 Executive Committee Session, the 2021 GRF High-Level Officials Meeting, the 2022 Global NGO Consultations and the High Commissioner’s Dialogue on Protection in 2022. 


Monday, 28 June 2021 

09:00-09:30 Opening remarks by the Director of the Regional Bureau and ICVA

09:30-12:30 Localization of humanitarian action and engagement with communities in the COVID-19 context 

Annotated Agenda - Day 1

Key Speakers - Localization Session

Session 1 - Watch Video

Tuesday, 29 June 2021

09:30-12:30 Operationalization of the Global Compact on Refugees and the role of NGOs in advancing the implementation of the GRF pledges – Stocktaking and Contributions to the High-Level Officials Meeting in December 2021

14:30 – 16:30 Side Event co-organized with the Poverty Alleviation Coalition on the Socio-Economic Inclusion of Refugees 

Annotated Agenda - Global Compact on Refugees & Side Event

Annotated Agenda and Speakers Bios - Side Event on Promoting Self-reliance & Inclusion

Key Speakers - Operationalisation of the Global Compact on Refugees

Session 2 - Watch Video

Side Event - Watch Video

Wednesday, 30 June 2021

14:00 – 17:00 UNHCR’s Climate Action Framework and NGO initiatives to address climate-related changes in the context of forced displacement 

Annotated Agenda - Climate Action - NGO consultations 30 June 2021

Speakers - Climate Action in Sub-Saharan Africa

Climate Action -Watch Video 

Action Climatique - Regardez la Vidéo

Thursday, 1 July 2021 

09:30 – 11:00 Conclusions of the NGO Consultations and Closure

Annotated Agenda - Recommendations and Closure - NGO consultations 01 July 2021

Closing Session - Watch Video


The deadline for registration is 24 June 2021. Please click here to register.

If you have problems accessing the registration form, please contact  [email protected]

To contact the organizers, please email Caroline Opile and Simone Schwartz-Delgado

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