Humanitarian Networks and Partnerships Weeks
HNPW 2023 (17-28 April 2023)

HNPW 2023

The HNPW 2023 was held in a hybrid format from 17 to 28 April 2023 (17-21 April remote, 24-28 April face-to-face at the CICG in Geneva).

9000 persons registered to attend the 280 remote and hybrid sessions organized by 47 humanitarian networks and partnerships. 2000 persons attended the face-to-face week at the CICG in Geneva. 

Please visit the event program to access session outcomes in the 

Below a short video (7:41 min) summarizing the HNPW 2023

More about the HNPW
The Humanitarian Networks and Partnerships Week (HNPW) is an annual humanitarian conference, one of the largest events of its kind, that provides a collaborative space for practitioners and experts from a large variety of humanitarian stakeholders including UN agencies, NGOs, the Red Cross and Red Crescent movement, academia, the military, private sector initiatives, and Member States.

The event was first held in 2015 upon a recommendation from Member States and the stakeholders of Humanitarian Networks and Partnerships to hold their annual meetings at the same location and to provide an opportunity for professionals working in the humanitarian sector to exchange experience, discuss new concepts, introduce new tools and ideas, connect, and collaborate in finding solutions to common challenges in crisis preparedness and response.

Since 2017, the strategy for HNPW cross-network collaboration is defined by the "Leading-Edge Program" Strategic Group, which is co-chaired by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), comprising representatives of Networks and Partnerships that attend the HNPW. The LEP Strategic Group has agreed on nine for cross-network collaboration.


What is HNPW? 

  • The HNPW is an annual event where humanitarian networks and partnerships organize meetings to inform about, and further advance related activities, and to collaborate with other networks and partnerships in Areas of Common Concern.

How to access session outcomes? 
  • Open the event program.
  • Select your filter and "Outcomes uploaded sessions" and then "Show sessions"

When is the next HNPW? 

  • The HNPW 2024 is scheduled in a hybrid format from 29 April to 10 May 2024. The first week (29 April - 3 May) remote, the second week (6-10 May) face-to-face at the CICG in Geneva.