Based on the same model as the UNHCR Quarterly Consultations with NGOs that took place in 2022, this year, online Consultations between UNHCR and NGOs will continue to take place regularly (an indicative calendar will be published shortly by UNHCR). The consultation will take place on Thursday 2 March from 14:00 to 15:30 (CET).
This meeting will focus on increasing access to asylum through improved asylum capacity. The discussions will be centred around the Asylum Capacity Development evaluation of UNHCR’s support for Strengthening National Asylum Systems (ACD evaluation) and the plans to establish a dialogue platform for the Asylum Capacity Support Group.
The ACD evaluation welcomed UNHCR’s policy, technical and programmatic efforts, across the world, to support national asylum systems. The evaluation however calls for a more strategic and systematic approach to strengthening national asylum systems based on a broader capacity development methodology. UNHCR has developed a management response which sets out the action-oriented and practical steps that UNHCR will take in the coming years to ensure more transformative and effective support to national asylum systems. These steps include elevating asylum capacity development in UNHCR’s priorities through strategy and developing practical tools to guide States and operations.
More information about the speakers, agenda, and registration will be shared at a later stage.