Event agenda

Click on the session headlines below to know what they are about  and the languages they are in. All times are given in Central European Time (CET).  Zoom links to sessions will be sent to registered participants in advance of the event.  Although each session is targeted to a specific audience, all registrants are welcome to attend any of the sessions. Register now! Please note that the Opening and Panel Discussion on November 29 will be recorded in English and made available to all Movement partners after the event.  No other sessions will be recorded.

Nov. 29, 13:00 CET - Opening and Panel Discussion

Audience: Senior leadership staff from all Movement partners Available in: English, Arabic, French, Spanish Opening Speech by Jagan Chapagain – IFRC Secretary General and Robert Mardini – ICRC Director General. Panel discussion on SMCC: successes, challenges, and impact Presentation: John Lobor, Secretary General of the South Sudan Red Cross
Panelists: Mr. Bernt Apeland,  Secretary General of the Norwegian Red Cross; Ms. Terez Curry, President of the Bahamas Red Cross Society; Mr. Getachew Ta’a, Secretary General of the Ethopian Red Cross Society; Ms. Elizabeth S. Zavalla, Secretary General of the Philippine Red Cross.Commentators:Xavier Castellanos, Under Secretary General for National Society Development and Operations CoordinationBalthasar Staehelin, Director of Digital Transformation and Data

Nov. 29, 17:00 CET - Operational Working Groups

Audience: Operational staff from all Movement partners in Africa, Americas and Europe regions
Available in: English, French, Spanish Break-out room discussions on the following topics:
  1. Building complementarity, reaching the right scale
  2. Increasing operational credibility, projecting a strong image.
  3. Connecting our systems, enhancing our impact.
Each participant will choose two of the three topics to engage in the corresponding breakout-room discussions. These breakout rooms provide an opportunity to
  • Exchange, debate, motivate and inspire each other to further improve coordination and cooperation within the Movement.
  • Field practitioners to provide inputs to the thematic areas of SMCC2.0 to ensure that plans for 2022-2023 take into account the realities and needs in operations.
  • Increase the transfer of tools and mechanisms to field operations through exchange between the National Society Reference Group (NSRG) and the Movement Implementation Teams (MITs) and field practitioners.

Nov. 30, 08:00 CET - Operational Working Groups

Audience: Operational staff from all Movement partners Participants in Africa, Asia, Europe and MENA Regions.
Available in: English, Arabic Break-out room discussions on the following themes:
  1. Building complementarity, reaching the right scale
  2. Increasing operational credibility, projecting a strong image.
  3. Connecting our systems, enhancing our impact.
These breakout rooms provide an opportunity to
  • Exchange, debate, motivate and inspire each other to further improve coordination and cooperation within the Movement.
  • Field practitioners to provide inputs to the thematic areas of SMCC2.0 to ensure that plans for 2022-2023 take into account the realities and needs in operations
  • Increase the transfer of tools and mechanisms to field operations through exchange between the NSRG/MITs and field practitioners.

Nov. 30, 13:00 - Consolidation and Closing remarks

Audience: All participants
Available in: English, Arabic, French, Spanish Consolidation and Next Steps. This moderated discussion will

  • Consolidate themes and priorities emerging from all prior sessions.
  • Look for actionable commitments from Movement partners towards objectives identified in the working group discussions.

Closing reflection and remarks from Kate Halff, ICRC Head of Division Cooperation within the International Red Cross/Red Crescent Movement and Xavier Castellanos, IFRC Under Secretary General for National Society Development and Operations Coordination.

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