Past Charter Events

Introduction to the Charter Secretariat and Support to Signatories

Thursday, May 30, 2024: 9:00-10:00 EST / 13:00-14:00 UTC / 15:00-16:00 CEST

The webinar introduces the Secretariat team of the Climate and Environment Charter for Humanitarian Organisations and its Board. It aims to provide Signatories with a better understanding of the Secretariat functions and how the referral hub will support them in implementing the Charter commitments, including what forms of expertise, guidance, and services can be provided through the Secretariat.


  • Nishanie Jayamaha and Natasha Westheimer, Charter Secretariat TeamIntroduction to the Charter Secretariat: how can the Charter Secretariat support the implementation of the Charter commitments, planned support offerings, vision for engagement, and how signatories can contribute
  • Catherine-Lune Grayson, Head of Policy, International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Charter Board Member: Overview of the governance and administration of the Secretariat and the board selection process
  • Azmat Khan, Chief Executive Officer, Foundation for Rural Development Pakistan, Charter Signatory: Implementing commitments of the Charter – challenges and opportunities for advancing action on climate and environment in humanitarian context.
  • Karolina Kalinowska, Policy Officer and Lead on Environment and Humanitarian Aid, DG ECHO, Charter SupporterHow are the Charter Supporters (States) contributing to the advancement of Charter commitments

See here for the Webinar Concept Note