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Case study: Making water accessible in Pakistan
By David Wastell.
The Future for Humanitarian Surge: A Locally led Response
Haben Habteslasie is the Advocacy and Communications Advisor for the Disasters and Emergencies Preparedness Programme. Part 1, "Building the roadmap to 2030" and part 2, "Shifting the power to local and national NGO's" from the series - Reflections from DEPP Resilience Week - are also available to read.
Shifting the Power to local and National NGOs
Haben Habteslasie is the Advocacy and Communications Advisor for the Disasters & Emergencies Preparedness Programme
The typical and historic scenario when disaster strikes is that big international aid agencies travel hundreds of miles to help families who are affected. Those we see represented less often, however, are the local first responders.
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.
Localisation: lenses and lessons from feminist theory
Start Network’s David Jones discusses the fundamental needs for localisation within the sector.
Building the roadmap to 2030
The Start Network’s Disaster and Emergencies Preparedness Programme (DEPP) recently organised a week of discussion, bringing together local organisation, INGOs, UN agencies, academia, the private sector and other actors. This was with the aim of understanding how best to use each other’s learning, experiences and expertise to gain a common appreciation of what exactly some of those Grand Bargain commitments look like and how they can be actualised.
Shifting the Power - End of Project Evaluation
We are looking to recruit a team of consultants to conduct the final evaluation of the Shifting the Power project. This evaluation is to fulfil the project’s accountability to its primary stakeholders – the local partner organisations – and to its secondary stakeholders – the project consortia and donors (INGOs, Start network and DFID). The evaluation will cover all five Shifting the Power countries (Bangladesh, Pakistan, Ethiopia, DRC, and Kenya) and the coordination work done at global/UK level.
NNGOs in Ethiopia launch the first National Humanitarian Forum
Over the past year, the drought emergency has shown how climate change and natural hazards are increasing humanitarian needs in Ethiopia. As communities cope with shocks in agricultural and livestock production and access to food, national humanitarian organisations working with these communities find themselves apart from the decision-making spaces.