Solutions that Work! Evidence Symposium on Adolescents and Youth in the Middle East and North Africa
Following the successes of last year’s first evidence symposium, this September the MENA UN:NGO Group will host a second symposium. This event, which will build on the evidence base established in the 2017 symposium and engage adolescents and youth to identify ways to address issues of employment, engagement, gender and violence in MENA, will aim to collect and share this evidence to inform policy and promote the scale up of good practices to address key issues related to young people in the region. Please click here for more information on how to attend the 2018 Evidence Symposium on Adolescents and Youth. READ MORE
Thu, Sep 20, 2018
Location : Online
No Lost Generation Tech Task Force webinar Signpost: One-Stop Informational Portal for Crisis-Affected Individuals
Join us for our newest No Lost Generation Tech Task Force webinar to learn how Mercy Corps and Cisco, along with a number of other partners and supporters, are working together to provide crisis-affected people around the world with critical information and resources through the Signpost Initiative. REGISTER HERE
ECW will award up to three prizes of up to US$25,000 to those who can offer the best, most innovative and credible idea and a business plan for resource mobilization. In addition to the prize, ECW may consider supporting the implementation of winning proposals with seed funding. READ MORE
Thu, Jun 21, 2018
Location : UN Secretariat, New York, USA
Scaling what works: innovative approaches to education in emergencies
In partnership with the Permanent Mission of Jordan and the Global Alliance for Humanitarian Innovation, the NLG Tech Task Force presented a side-event to the ECOSOC Humanitarian Affairs Segment, titled “Scaling what works: innovative approaches to education in emergencies.” The event, which featured videos of Jordanian and refugee children as well as a Q&A with panelists from several different education-oriented organizations, aimed to show thought leaders how the process of leveraging partnerships, innovation, and technology can directly support young people in emergencies, as well as NLG’s role as a key partner for refugee children.
Tue, Jun 05, 2018
Location : The Claremont Club & Spa, Berkeley, California, USA
NLG Tech Task Force at the World Refugee Council workshop
On June 5th, Leila Toplic represented theTech Taskforce on a panel discussion at the World Refugee Council (WRC) Workshop on the role of technology in the Global Migration Crisis. Toplic emphasized that tech alone cannot solve the crisis: the humanitarian and tech communities need political will, positive narratives, and collaboration. This and other recommendations from the workshop will be presented by the WRC to the UN in September.
Wed, May 09, 2018
Location : Amman, Jordan
No Lost Generation donor briefing and round-table discussion on Gender Based Violence against adolescent girls and boys
On 9 May 2018, the UK and Germany co-hosted an NLG donor briefing, which brought together NLG partners working with adolescents in the Syrian crisis. Under the coordination of UNFPA, NLG partners UNFPA, UNHCR, Plan International and World Vision International shared with the donor community the evidence to date derived from existing documentation, programming experience and recent assessments, on GBV against adolescents. A dynamic discussion saw the group in the room agree on a set of key messages for each to take forward in their networks. READ MORE
Tue, Apr 24, 2018
Location : Brussels, Belgium
Second Brussels Conference on Supporting the Future of Syria and the Region
The European Union will host a second Brussels Conference on Supporting the Future of Syria and the Region in spring 2018. The 2018 Conference will come as a follow up to the 2017 Brussels Conference, and will aim at keeping the international community’s attention and response to the Syrian crisis on top of the international agenda, and will encourage the full implementation of commitments taken in Brussels in April 2017. This includes continued support to the UN-led process for a negotiated political solution in line with UNSCR 2254, and ensuring respective needs for Syrians inside Syria and in neighbouring countries are met.