Date(s) - 28/11/2017
9:00 am - 6:00 pm


The World Humanitarian Action Forum (WHAF) is a one-day event organised by several humanitarian organisations and aims to encourage dialogue and action through collaboration and partnership working. This event is open to all that share a passion for making a difference and believe in being part of effective humanitarian work that better serves beneficiaries.


Main themes

Roundtable A: De-risking and financial access: Shared risk, shared responsibility
Led by Humanitarian Policy Group at The Overseas Development Institute (ODI) and The London School of Economics, supported by Islamic Relief Worldwide, Al Rayan Bank, Human Appeal, Al Khair Foundation, Human Security Collective, Charity & Security Network, The Norwegian Refugee Council, Muslim Charities Forum.

Roundtable B: Localisation agenda: Sustainable investment and core capacity
Led by the NEAR Network and supported by The Humanitarian Leadership Academy, Christian Aid, CAFOD, British Red Cross.

Roundtable C: Forced migration and protection with a GBV focus

Led by Islamic Relief Worldwide and supported by the Disasters Emergency Committee


Forum goals:

1. Develop strategies for informing policy on key issues affecting humanitarian organisations particularly those from the global south
2. Develop joint initiatives and campaigns for collaborative working at local, national and international levels



QE2 conference centre
Broad Sanctuary

Forum website

World Humanitarian Action Forum (WHAF) Brief