We’re at full capacity. We had a massive 500+ people register for #WHAF2019!

Sorry, we were unable to allocate everyone a place. Those on the waiting list have been notified and we will not be able to accept registrations on the day.

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The World Humanitarian Action Forum (WHAF) is an initiative, organised by several humanitarian and development organisations, that 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.

A continuation of the successful WHAF 2017, which was held as a pilot project to ascertain the need for enhanced collaboration between different humanitarian actors on key issues affecting the sector.

Please click here for the WHAF 2017 Summary Report for what happened at the Forum and in the six months that followed

Over the course of the two days, you will have the opportunity to be part of roundtable working groups to discuss key issues affecting the sector. It will also be a chance to learn from each other, share experiences and to form lasting bonds with other participants in an atmosphere of exploration, intelligence and candour.

For more background information, the objectives, expected outcomes and the added value of WHAF please refer to the WHAF 2019 concept note.

WHAF 2019 Trailer

The overall theme for WHAF 2019 is ‘Dignity in Humanity. There will be four Key themes in discussion. Over the course of the two days, you will have the opportunity to be part of roundtable working groups to discuss key issues affecting the sector.

Organised in a world café style enables more partners to build relationships, share effective humanitarian practices and coordinate with other leading humanitarian actors and specialists across the globe. A perfect opportunity to present your organization, or concept during the structured networking session.

Media is the spearhead in dealing with crisis response” According to reality, organizations and states cannot escape the crisis. So what is required from the medium body generally represented by the Public Relations department during a crisis? Shall they isolate or hide their entities from the media…

We will have a number of keynote speakers and panellists sharing their experiences on these key issues. That said WHAF is not a conference but a Forum consisting of 4 Roundtables for delegates to build effective relationships.


Humanitarian and development experts from the Global North and South

Round Tables

Solutions focused discussion across four topics


WHAF is developed and organised in collaboration with over 50 partners bringing together a plethora of expertise and experiences




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