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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.
Local and National partners respond to Rohingya Crisis in Bangladesh
Shifitng the Power has been reacting to the crisis in Rakhine State, Myanmar and the influx of refugees coming into Bangladesh. They have been collaborating very closely with various other partners to give a united and rapid response to the crisis.
A multi-stakeholder approach to preparing for drought in Kenya
How the Shifting the Power project is supporting shifts in government practice through advocacy and training
A Journey towards the Localisation of Aid
Helen Asnake shares her thoughts on aid localisation and the discussions that emerged during a recent research project launch in Ethiopia