OUR NETWORK IN DR CONGO
Democratic Republic of the Congo Hub
The DRC Hub works to build a model of a humanitarian system that is more inclusive, independent, proactive, locally led and with shared collective responsibilities. We bring together nearly 60 local, national and international organisations, with future plans to include the public sector, private sector and academia.
In 2020, the DRC Hub made significant progress across membership, governance, and programmes. We were the first hub to access the Hub Incubation Fund to invest in our structures, activities, and leadership. We put a provisional Hub Realisation Leadership Team in place to begin developing the governance model and statutes, and the membership protocol. These supported four local and national organisations as they went through the Start Network Due Diligence pilot to become official members of the network. We also worked to expand presence across DRC by engaging members across a larger number of provinces.
The DRC Hub also initiated designs for a number of humanitarian programmes to put our vision into action. The first was a Community-led Innovation Partnership (CLIP) programme to support community-led solutions to prevent, prepare, anticipate, and respond to crises. The second was focused on addressing disaster risk and improving preparedness to predictable crises. We have been vocal champions for change within Start Network, its membership, and the wider humanitarian sector.
The DRC Hub has outlined a key set of key priorities. These include:
• Holding a national workshop with our constituency to validate the business plan and establish longer-term governance and leadership structures.
• Registering the Hub as an independent entity.
• Putting our communication strategy into action and beginning a fundraising campaign.
• Identifying a longer-term host of hub funds, and providing capacity strengthening support to local members –particularly if they are to host the funds.
• Beginning implementation of the innovation and risk financing programmes that were designed in 2020.
The Hub leadership in DR Congo
Cecile Kasoki, ActionAid
Yves Ngunzi Kahashi, CAFOD
Anuarite Kabuo, MIDEFEHOPS ASBL
Gang Karume Augustin, Rebuild Hope for Africa
Saah Nyambe Lebreton, Trocaire
Kasika Kibatsi, Humanitarian Affairs Division, DRC Government
Deocard Murhambo, Start Network
The vision and journey of the DRC Hub
Gang Karume from the DR Congo Hub discusses localisation
Other work in DR Congo from across Start Network
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