Be part of HHR2020!

3-6 November 2020

Join the CHS Alliance’s very first online Humanitarian Human Resources (HHR) conference for four half days from 3 to 6 November 2020.

HHR2020 will be an innovative and interactive online gathering for a growing global community of HR practitioners, researchers, experts and people leaders collaborating to reflect and learn from each other as well as develop practical solutions.

The goal of this year’s HHR is to raise awareness of the main lessons learnt from COVID-19 and together re-imagine the future of aid work.

We invite humanitarian and development HR professionals, as well as those from academia and who provide services or consulting in the field of people management to participate. All attendees will be encouraged to share their experiences, research findings, and insights with each other. As a collective HHR participants will forge new networks and establish strong partnerships to shape the future of aid work post COVID-19.

HHR2020 Agenda

Date 09:00-11:00 CET 11:00-15:00 CET 15:00-17:00 CET 17:00-17:30 CET
Tuesday 3 November Opening keynote and networking Break Panel discussion and three workshops Happy hour!
Wednesday 4 November Panel discussion and three workshops Break Keynote and networking Happy hour!
Thursday 5 November Keynote and networking Break Panel discussion and three workshops Happy hour!
Friday 6 November Panel discussion and three workshops Break Keynote and networking Closing session
All participants will get 90 days access to the HHR2020 online platform after the conference ends.

Full agenda and speaker details are available on the HHR2020 conference platform.

Join us to contribute to the collective knowledge base on how to strengthen organisational resilience through managing uncertainty.

HHR is always very popular. As we take this year’s conference online, we hope to see an even greater number and diversity of participants.

Booking fees Until Jul 31, 2020 1 Aug – 23 Oct 2020
Early bird Regular
CHS Alliance Member* 99.99 CHF 124.99 CHF
Non-Member 124.99 CHF 144.99 CHF
Group discount** Buy 3 places and get 1 free Buy 3 places and get 1 free
* There is a discounted rate for CHS Alliance members. Discounts are only available if membership is valid before registering online and during the conference.
** A group discount is applicable for groups of three or more from the same organisation. If you would like to add individuals to a group order, please contact us at for assistance.

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During the four half days of HHR2020, we will focus on the main lessons learnt from COVID-19 and re-imagine the future of aid work together.

What should I expect from this year’s HHR?

Get Inspired
Discover bold and powerful talks of exciting and influential people who will motivate, enlighten, and move you.

Learn from the experts
Explore big ideas presented directly from the experts, innovators and thought leaders of the changing humanitarian aid world.

Seize networking opportunities
Make professional connections, hear success stories from peers, speakers or exhibitors and have fun during breaks created for you.

Be part of the HHR community
Contribute to this year’s exchange by chairing or facilitating a session related to the re-design of the future of aid work post COVID-19. To learn more about HHR2020 call for session proposals, click here.

Enjoy the convenience and accessibility of an online format
Like in-person HHR conference, this year’s online format will offer an interactive combination of keynote speakers, discussion panels, educational sessions, hands-on workshops and networking opportunities – all accessible from your computer. Connect from where you feel most comfortable in your casual attire. Yes, you can attend the entire conference in your pyjamas!

Benefit from extended access to HHR2020 online platform
Would you like to watch a session that you missed? Or review a helpful workshop? All participants get 90 days access to the HHR2020 online platform after the conference ends.

Leave no impact on the environment
Reduce the time and financial commitments required to attend a face-to-face conference and leave no impact on the environment. All you need is a computer and an internet connection. HHRs are self-sustainable events and we kept the conference rates as low as possible. To learn more about registration fees, click here.

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Meet our sponsor!

Cigna Europe is part of Cigna Corporation, a global health service company with roots in the US. Cigna serves more than 170 million customers throughout the world. We deliver choice, predictability, affordability and access to quality care through integrated capabilities and connected, personalised solutions that advance whole person health.

Within Cigna’s international division, a dedicated unit focuses on the needs of Intergovernmental Organisations. This unit, headquartered in Antwerp, Belgium, has over 60 years of experience in designing, implementing and managing international group health insurance and employee benefits programmes for international and locally recruited staff from Nongovernmental Organisations. Our members are based in virtually every country in the world and as a result, we have acquired unmatched experience and knowledge of this industry.

With this dedicated business line uniquely focused on the humanitarian sector, our reach and approach is aligned to the specific needs of our NGO clients.

To learn more about sponsorship and exhibit opportunities click here.

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Frequently asked questions

What are the dates and timings of HHR2020?

We know how tiring the screen time can be and how precious your engagement is, so we have decided this year’s conference will take place over four half days from 3 to 6 November 2020.

What are the HHR2020 registration fees?

Click here for the fees.

What does the registration fee include?

The registration fee includes admission to the online conference, enabling you to login and access the conference sessions in real-time. It also gives you access to session recordings and resources for 90 days post-event.

How do I register?

To register for the conference please click here.

If you would like to add individuals to a group order, please contact us at for assistance.

When should I register?

Register as soon as you can! Be sure to check for registration discounts because there are several—including early bird, membership and group discounts—for which you may qualify. Register here.

When is the last day I can register?

Registration is open until either:

  • the conference sells out or
  • one week before the start of the conference.

Online registration closes on 29 October CoB.

How can I pay the registration fee?

We accept payment via credit card or wire transfer. Payment instructions can be found at the bottom of your invoice/order confirmation. If you do not receive an invoice after registering, please contact us at

Do I have to pay by a certain date?

Payment is due immediately. If payment is not received within five business days after your registration, CHS Alliance reserves the right to cancel your registration.

How can I take advantage of the group discount?

One free place is offered for a purchase of every three places from the same CHS Alliance member organisation or partner.

If you would like to add individuals to a group order, please contact us at for assistance.

Can I only pay for the sessions that I want to attend?

Sorry, but we you cannot purchase access to specific sessions. HHR2020 registration gives you a four-day pass to the entire event.

Are the sessions being recorded?

All sessions will be recorded and made available to all HHR2020 participants for 90 days post-event.

Do I need to register for a session in advance?

Yes. Once you have registered for the whole conference, you will receive access to the conference programme and will be able to register for the daily parallel sessions of your choice.


I registered online – now what?

You will receive an email confirming registration with copy of your invoice for completed payments if you used a credit card, or you will receive an invoice for payment within five business days if you choose to pay by wire transfer.

Can I chair or speak at a session at HHR2020?

Yes. Similar to last year’s HHR, we invite conference participants to chair or speak at a session and submit their session proposal. To learn more about HHR2020 call for sessions’ guidelines, click here.

Do I get a special discount if I present at HHR2020?

Sorry, we do not offer discounts to HHR conference participants who chair or speak in a  session. We encourage you to benefit from our early bird or group discount.

Do I receive a certificate for attending the conference?

Not automatically. Those who require one will be issued a certificate of attendance upon request by writing to

What if I need to cancel my registration?

  • For cancellations on or before 11 September 2020, we will issue a 75% refund of the amount of your registration fee.
  • For cancellations on or before 2 October 2020, we will issue a 50% refund of the amount of your registration fee.
  • For cancellations from 2 October to 2 November 2020 or a No Show, a 100% cancellation fee will apply.

Substitutions are welcome – see below.

Can I send someone else in my place?

Substitutions are welcome at any time. If you have benefited from a group discount, your substitute must be from the same organisation as you. Please send your request via e-mail to indicating the name of the original registrant and the name/contact information for the substitute attendee. Note that registrations cannot be shared (i.e., the registration cannot be split amongst multiple attendees).

Who can I contact if I need assistance with registration or have questions?

Please contact us at

I would like to sponsor HHR2020?

CHS Alliance offers diverse Sponsorship packages and exclusive add-ons customsied for you to choose. To discuss sponsorship, contact Gozel Baltaeva at

I would like to exhibit at HHR2020?

HHR2020 will offer up to ten exhibit booths and invites exhibitors to submit their proposals on or before 20 July 2020. To discuss exhibition opportunities, contact Gozel Baltaeva at