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Increasing surge capacity through Asia regional platform
Atif Sohail has more than 9 years of experience in programme management and monitoring and evaluation in emergencies (in Pakistan). Previously he was working with Muslim Aid Pakistan and is now working with Christian Aid to manage their response in Nigeria, through the Go Team Asia shared humanitarian roster.
Testing humanitarian collaboration with the private sector in the Bay of Bengal
As of 2014, 26 out of the 35 deadliest tropical cyclones in world history took place in the Bay of Bengal. Myanmar, Bangladesh and India are all on this cyclone-prone belt, which makes them particularly vulnerable to disaster, yet the areas affected also include major business centres. With their capacities, businesses can thus play a major role in building resilience.
Women in humanitarian action: shifting the narrative
A newly published report recognises there is a significant need for a gender balance in surge practice and much stronger support is needed for the critical role that women play in a humanitarian response.
Demonstrating trust and efficiency through joint surge rosters
The Asia regional roster was set up as part of the Transforming surge capacity project. The aim was to facilitate, through pre-agreed memoranda of understanding, easy deployment of skilled humanitarian staff across organisational boundaries.
Putting the Charter4Change commitment to stop undermining national capacity into practice
Anne Street, Head of Humanitarian Policy at CAFOD, on work being done by international NGOs to meet thier commitment to stop undermining national capacity.
New report asks “are unethical recruitment practices undermining national capacity?”
As national NGOs continue to lose talented staff to international organisations, a new report analyses experiences of recruitment practices for surge responses in the Philippines.
Collaboration in disasters put to the test: simulation of the Go Team Asia roster
Alexandra Pura from Christian Aid is the Philippines Platform Coordinator for the Transforming Surge Capacity project. Here Alexandra explains about a crisis simulation exercise that aimed to helped foster collaboration and the sharing of capacity across agencies.
New report into surge capacity in slow onset crises
As the global news agenda focuses on the famine across South Sudan, Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya, the need for humanitarian agencies to better respond to slow onset and protracted crises is highlighted in a new report.