WHFtalks is a monthly news digest that was launched on World Humanitarian Day to highlight the issues which will be covered by the World Humanitarian Forum.

It is read by over 20,000 subscribers including development and humanitarian professionals, government officials, NGOs, CEOs and foundations.  The digest covers issues including the status of refugees, gender parity, climate change, sustainable development, tech for good and new models for funding development, especially PPPs.

Our style is interactive and confident and yet it can be conversational. Our voice is that of an insider—from within the sector.

Feraye Ozfescioglu


Issue 1

In the current issue, we have some very interesting conversations. Our Advisory Board Chair and former Foreign Secretary, the UK, Rt. Hon. Jack Straw, focuses on WHF’s theme for 2020, “From Hope to Possibility”. Meanwhile, in a very candid and passionate interview, charming First Lady of Sierra Leone, H.E. Fatima Bio, talks about women’s rights and empowerment. 


Issue 2

In this issue of WHFtalks we have some compelling interviews and features. We had our first Advisory Board meeting this week and you can read about our chair and members who are helping to shape the future. The main interview is a candid chat with the IFRC President Francesco Rocca – why is the situation for refugees and migrants worsening?


Issue 3

Like in our previous issues, we have put together some insightful and compelling stories for you.  In our main interview section, we have an interesting interview with Relief International CEO Nancy Wilson where she talks about the importance of targeted funding for fragile settings. 


Issue 4

We dedicate this issue to women.

In this issue our main interview is with CEO of Pathfinder International Lois Quam. She believes that every woman, no matter where she lives, should have access to quality care. And in this issue Lois shares her views, experience and insight on how to make this world a better place for women. 


Issue 5

In this issue of WHFtalks our main interview is with Douglas Alexander, Former Secretary of State for International Development and Chair, Unicef UK – discussing the biggest challenges facing our society today.


Issue 6

This issue’s lead interview is with Yasmine Sherif, Director of Education Cannot Wait, in which she discusses the enormous work that needs to be done so that every child has access to education. 


Issue 7

In this issue, we have a thought-provoking interview with  Alexandra Bilak on the importance of research and data collection to offer better service to displaced women and children.  Charlie Bronks talks about the importance of corporate social responsibility in reaching the Global Goals. In our Tech for Good section,  Nabil Ben Soussia, answers our questions about the need for strong and lasting communication structures in humanitarian response. We have other special announcements.


Issue 8

In this special issue of WHFtalks, we introduce our WHF.talks.live. In this inaugural set of interviews, our CEO sat down with three incredible leaders whose organizations are driving the response of COVID-19: Jagan Chapagain, the Secretary-General of the International Federation of  Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), Her Royal Highness Princess Lamia Bint Majed Al Saud, the Secretary-General of Alwaleed Philanthropies and Amir Mahmoud Abdulla, the Deputy Executive Director from the World Food Programme. 


Issue 9

In this edition of WHFtalks, we hold the 2nd round of WHF.talks.live interviews. Feraye interviewed 3 prominent individuals including Baroness Uddin, member of the UK House of Lords, Lois Quam, President and CEO of Pathfinder International and Nikhil Seth, the Executive Director of UNITAR. The discussions included how local organisations have been affected by COVID19, advancements in the area of sexual and reproductive health rights for women and the role and opportunities of online learning.


Issue 10

In this edition, as we celebrate the tenth edition of WHFtalks, we feature the 3rd round of WHF.talks.live interviews. Our guests include, Ms. Stephanie Draper, CEO of Bond, Ms. Inger Ashing, CEO of Save the Children International and Dr. Marcia Balisciano, Global Head of Corporate Responsibility from RELX . We discuss one of the most controversial mergers in the international development sector,  vulnerable children around the globe and CSR. We also bring our Gender Working Paper, derived from one of our most intriguing webinars to date. And a compelling article by Bilal Khanzada form Save the Children International on the use of cash transfer in humanitarian relief.  


Issue 11

Welcome to our wrap-up issue of 2020. In this issue, we focus on the intense year of projects and work the World Humanitarian Forum and its co-located portfolio has promoted and accomplished. We focus on our WHF NY Digital Summit alongside the 75th UNGA with a video review and our Outcome Report;  our results from our  WHF NY Roundtables with 10 White Papers highlighting Tech For Good, Innovation, Youth, Supply Chain, Health, among many others.  Also don’t miss out on our agenda for 2021 and the chance to book your reservation for our LARGEST hybrid event coming this 19-20 of May in London. 


Issue 12

In the first WHF Talks of 2021, we celebrate the beginning of the Year of Hope. This issue brings to you two very special WHFTalks.Live, featuring , Chelsea Clinton, Vice Chair of the Clinton Foundation and Anne-Marie Grey, CEO from USA for UNHCR.
The  WHF Davos Agenda 2021, that reunited experts from multiple fields discussing the re-definition of Humanitarianism, taking in consideration technology, finance and funding and the involvement of the youth to shape the future of Humanitarianism. 
Here you will also find compelling articles on Global Leaderships, Tech for Good and an address to Biden Administration, from WHF Youth Council.