Members Day 2017
Beyond the Grand Bargain: What can we do to catalyse change?
As in previous years, our annual Members Day will be a unique opportunity for members to come together and learn about each other and the network, explore opportunities for collaboration, and align around the vision that drives our collective work towards catalysing a better humanitarian system.
This year, the overarching theme will be: “Beyond the Grand Bargain: What can we do to catalyse change?”
Join us in a series of workshops, each around a topic that relates to our Grand Bargain commitments and how the Network is practically seeking to meet them. We want our members to take this a step further and look at what change we want to see in the humanitarian sector, and what we can do as a Network to achieve this.
The day will include morning, lunch and afternoon plenaries, leading into four sessions of three parallel workshops. The plenaries will be facilitated by Trish Tchume, co-author of Making Social Change and Allen Kwabena Frimpong, Movement NetLab and Within Our Lifetime.
Please see the schedule below:
Plenary session, 9.00 - 9.40
The future of the Start Network
Session 1, 9.45 - 11.00
Start Network Induction: A 'refresher' session to induct members on the different work streams and activities of the Start Network and how members can actively participate.
Crisis Anticipation: Building on what we have learned so far through the Start Fund Anticipation Window and DEPP projects to enable earlier responses to humanitarian crises.
Localisation - Part I: Looking at our experience in localisation initiatives so far, explore how the Start Network can further the localisation agenda across the dimensions of localisation (funding, capacity, partnerships, etc). This is the first part of the workshop.
Session 2, 11.15 - 12.40
Acting Collectively: Session objective is for members to go through a live example of an impending crisis and to explore where there is an value added of the Start Network in responding collectively across the humanitarian/development cycle.
Transparency through Technology: Explore how technology can increase our commitments to transparency and how making data easily available using the IATI Standard can inform decision making. This session will offer a look at Start initiatives including our blockchain pilot, Start Fund Portal and the DEPP's ALERT project.
Localisation - Part II: Looking at our experience in localisation initiatives so far, explore how the Start Network can further the localisation agenda across the dimensions of localisation (funding, capacity, partnerships, etc). This is the second part of the workshop.
Plenary session, 13.40 - 14.20
Keynote: Jenny Hodgson, Global Fund for Community Foundations - Role of communities, donors and institutions in creating system-wide change.
Session 3, 14.30 - 15.30
Community Influence: Session objective is for members to explore how the model of community philanthropy can be used to embed change within the communities we seek to serve.
Simulating a National Financing Facility - Part I: Through a hypothetical simulation of one country’s experience, members will explore how Start could develop a network of national financing structures to offer different forms of risk financing. This is the first part of the session.
Incentivising Cash in Humanitarian Response - Part I: Reflections on the nuances within Cash Transfer Programming: considering Start Funded responses and what we can learn from experience.
Session 4, 15.45 - 16.45
Resilience: Explore our work around the resilience agenda and its role in enhancing preparedness and response.
Simulating a National Financing Facility - Part II: Through a hypothetical simulation of one country’s experience, members will explore how Start could develop a network of national financing structures to offer different forms of risk financing. This is the second part of the session.
Incentivising Cash in Humanitarian Response - Part II: Consider new tools available to support the effectiveness of Cash Transfer Programmes; using the Cash Feasibility Index to inform decision making.
Plenary session, 16.45 - 17.15
Members’ Day is open to internal and external stakeholders, but with a particular focus on representatives from the Network’s member agencies.
To request a link to the registration page, please contact Antigone Mathianaki for more information.
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