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Legacy of the Transforming Surge Capacity project
The Transforming Surge Capacity project was one of the Start Network DEPP projects. We asked Pamela Combinido, a local consultant tasked with evaluating the programme in the Philippines, about her involvement in the project and its major achievements.
Wellbeing Clusters - A significant milestone
Hitendra Solanki, Action Against Hunger’s Project Lead for the Mindfulness & Wellbeing Project urges NGOs to act now to protect worker’s mental health and wellbeing.
Launch of wellbeing cluster aims to prioritise wellbeing support for aid workers
In Cebu, in the Philippines, the very first dedicated 'Wellbeing Cluster' has been officially launched, aiming to catalyse a new way that NGOs prioritise and support the mental health and wellbeing of staff in the humanitarian sector.
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.