• Innovation for Crisis
    Jul 29, 2019

    ‘Innovation’ has been the buzzword of the decade, often overused and at times misunderstood. In business, politics and academia, innovation has become the preferred term to talk about new, different and ground-breaking ideas. Similarly, the United Nations has embraced the concept of innovation to conceptualise, develop and implement programmes that are designed to overcome the challenges of our time and reach a larger number of people under financial and time constraints.

  • Launch of ‘Localised resilience in action: Responding to the Regional Syria Crisis’
    Mar 11, 2019

    Amman, Jordan – The UNHCR-UNDP Regional Joint Secretariat is proud to announce the launch of its new report, ‘Localised resilience in action: responding to the regional Syria crisis’, an in-depth evaluation on localisation in the regional response to the Syria crisis to assess the application of global commitments made at the World Humanitarian Summit in 2016.

  • Mar 11, 2019

    While localisation is not an entirely new concept, the World Humanitarian Summit in 2016 included several commitments reinforcing the need to respect and support the role of national and local actors.

  • A Local Governance Toolkit
    Aug 16, 2018

    In 2015, the UNHCR-UNDP Joint Regional Secretariat prepared A Local Governance Toolkit for municipalities affected by the Syrian refugee crisis. It is an effective tool to identify municipal needs and capacities, and for streamlining planning.

  • Regional Resilience &Private sector innovation workshop for improved crisis response
    Jul 2, 2018

    The UNDP Regional Bureau for Arab States (SRF), in partnership with the Ministry for Foreign Trade and Development of Finland, organized on Tuesday 8 May 2018, a half day Regional Resilience and Private Sector Innovation Workshop for Improved Crisis Response

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