Groupe URD were honoured to host ALNAP’s 21st biannual meeting at our headquarters in the Drôme provençale on 5, 6 and 7 June, 2007. This biannual was a little special as it marked the network’s 10th anniversary.
Over a hundred participants took part in debates on the recent developments which have taken place in the humanitarian sector. The meeting focused on the quality and accountability initiatives of the past and how much they had contributed to improving the results of humanitarian action and looked ahead at what possibilities exist for the future.
The day before the biannual, Groupe URD organised a day of discussion around the theme of the quality of humanitarian action. This included an overview of the numerous concepts, methods and principles which have been used in other sectors (industry and hospitals) which have inspired the humanitarian sector in its adoption of quality approaches.
(executive summary available in English)
- La question de la Qualité et la qualité de la question
During the first day of the biannual, after an introduction and some debates, five workshops were held on the subject of learning within the humanitarian sector: learning at the system level, at the organisational level, at the individual level, the role of evaluation and the role of accountability.
The second day, which was for full members only, was an opportunity to take stock of the previous day’s debates and to discuss a number of recent initiatives.
- ALNAP 21rst biannual meeting report