This report summarizes the online comments and contributions received as part of the World Humanitarian Summit (WHS) global online consultation for South and Central Asia. The report will inform the regional consultation meeting in Dushanbe, Tajikistan on 28-30 July 2015, and be integrated into the formation of priorities for the first WHS in 2016.
About the online consultation
The moderated discussion forum provided an open, public forum to provoke debate and stimulate thinking about how to keep humanitarian action fit for the future, in order to inform the regional consultation meeting.
Participation in the forum was open to anyone who registered, from any origin or location. More than 3,617 individuals viewed the discussions and 342 comments were received from 104 individuals from more than 32 countries in the region and beyond, representing a broad range of countries and organizations.
A total of eight questions were discussed, sparking lively debate around the four themes of the WHS, as well as cross-cutting issues and other topics of regional interest. The discussion questions were developed by the Discussion Chair and Moderators in consultation with the OCHA Regional Office and WHS Secretariat.