December 15, 2015
Organization: Active Learning Network for Accountability and Performance in Humanitarian Action (ALNAP)
Time: 2:00-3:30pm UK time
On 15th December, the next instalment of ALNAP’s urban webinar series will focus on the important role of markets in urban humanitarian response. The session will address: Why is it so vital to consider urban markets when responding to crises? What tools do humanitarians use? What adaptation is needed for the urban environment, and for assessing markets for displaced and host populations? What are the challenges and opportunities that come with market analysis in the urban context?
Colleagues from the NRC and Oxfam will provide presentations and participate in a Q&A discussion. From Oxfam, Global Emergency Food Security & Vulnerable Livelihoods Advisor Alexandre Gachoud, will present on Oxfam’s history and approach to market assessment. Drawing from his extensive emergency and development background, Alexandre will discuss the origins and futures of market assessment, and what it can bring to urban response.
From the NRC we will be joined by Laura Phelps and Emmeline Saint who will speak about NRC’s experience conducting Emergency Market Mapping and Analysis (EMMAs) in urban areas, having specifically looked at education and youth markets in Irbid, Jordan and water, house rental and credit markets in Goma, DRC. They will talk about the practical aspects of EMMA analysis in the two different urban contexts, including challenges faced and how the analysis has led to programme adaptation.