HPC 2015

HPC 2015 

NAIROBI – September 15, 2015 – The Inter Agency Working Group (IAWG) for Disaster Preparedness in East and Central Africa  officially kicked off the 3rd Annual Humanitarian Partnership Conference (HPC) at the BOMA Inn Hotel.

The launch brought together various stakeholders involved in humanitarian work including representatives from the Kenyan government, local and international universities, IGAD, humanitarian and donor agencies.

On behalf of the Principal Secretary for State Department of Devolution, Mr. Sali Ali Mola- Director of Special Programs- reiterated the government’s commitment to building partnerships with all humanitarian stakeholders to ensure efficient response to humanitarian disasters in the country.  “This conference therefore, provides a precise forum to us to listen to our valued partners and agree on a common ground for integrating humanitarian response and resilience in the national planning process,” he stated.

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Sheila Waruhiu, Co-chair, IAWG Training and capacity Building Sub-group giving a welcome note during HPC Africa 2015 launch

Prof. Wangari Mwai from Kenyatta University also graced the opening of the conference and emphasized on the importance of humanitarian and academic partnerships. She noted that humanitarian crises  have been on the increase in Africa and around the world hence the greater need for such partnership engagement to face the growing challenges.


The theme for HPC 2015 was “Exploring Humanitarian Partnerships with Academia, Private Sector and Microenterprise”. HPC 2015 featured discussions revolving around this theme and particularly focused on the role of local and big  business in humanitarian response and the solutions that such partnerships can bring to the table.

Click HERE to download the HPC 2015 Invite.


10 thoughts on “HPC 2015

  1. Iam a co-ordinator at pastoralist resource initiative development agency-PRIDA, a nonprofit, volunteer staffed and locally present community based organisation ambitious striving to improve the quality of lives of the underserved and remotely located agropastoral communities in saku constituency of marsabit county. The organisation’s thematic focus includes; community engagement and awareness building, community training on topical issues and addressing their critical concerns through networking for partnerships. However,despite selfless effort of the volunteers, we’re not able to effectively deliver to our mandate due to resource envelop that inhibited the visibility of the organisation hence couldn’t develop linkages with support agencies. Kindly, is there travel allowance to enable me to represent my org. at the conference? Thanks.


    1. Dear Ali, thank you for your interest in the conference. Unfortunately, we are currently not able to sponsor people to attend the conference. We suggest that you seek sponsorship from your organization if they willing to cater for the costs. However, we will get in touch with you if any sponsorship opportunities arise.


  2. Am Daniel From Nation Media Group.Am looking on how we may patner to publicise this conference in the Daily Nation and The East African.Advise the best approach please.


  3. I’m Florence Country Director in South Sudan – just saying will be following the proceedings on the blog-spot and twitter from South Sudan – thanks for bringing this discussion to the region.


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