The role of National Response Plans in improving the coherence and coordination of humanitarian assistance and social protection


The speakers in this session presented in French while simultaneous interpretation to English was made available live. Here you can watch the recording with English interpretation.


This webinar aimed to discuss the potential of national response plans as common framework to ensure available resources are channelled in a harmonised, timely, and needs-based manner to save lives. The webinar focused particularly on how these frameworks could better link actions by humanitarian and development actors in the context of the delivery of cash and social protection.   

The main objective of this webinar was to discuss how the urgent needs of populations can be covered in a coherent and coordinated way.  

The webinar focused on various cases of how national response plans have been used to improve coordination but also the challenges in implementing them. Examining the cases of Madagascar and Niger it planned to discuss in detail the role of a national response plan, coherence of the design package (who, what, when, where, how long), and coordinated follow-up and reporting tools can improve the coherence of humanitarian and development assistance. 



Anja Hobiniaina RATOVOMAMONJY, Director of Social Security, Ministry of Population, Social Protection and Promotion of Women Madagascar

Lieutenant, Colonel FALY Aritiana Fabien, Project Coordinator of the Bureau National de Gestion des Risques et des Catastrophes in Madagascar (BNGRC)

Mado Diakité, Food Security and Livelihoods Specialist

Amadou Alzouma, Programme officer of the European Commission's Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Department, Niger



Sigrid Kühlke, Thematic Expert Social Safety Nets/ Cash – Sub-Saharan Africa


This is the eighteenth webinar of the Linking Social Protection with humanitarian cash webinar series, of the Social Protection Interagency Cooperation Board (SPIAC-B) Working Group on Linking Humanitarian (Cash) Assistance and Social Protection, co-led by UNICEFIFRC, and FCDO