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24 May 2017 description
report ActionAid

The G7-backed African Risk Capacity (ARC) drought insurance policy was an experiment that failed Malawi, and in particular its women, in the face of a drought that need not have become a disaster. The insurance, for which Malawi paid US$5 million(m), failed to deliver on its promise of timely assistance, which 6.7m food-insecure Malawians so sorely needed, due to major defects in the model, data and process used to determine a pay-out.

24 May 2017 description
report ActionAid

Women are crucial and necessary leaders in disaster risk reduction (DRR) and humanitarian response. However, a key challenge to realising women’s leadership of and participation in DRR is recognising and reducing the burden of unpaid care work, and understanding the barrier that this places on women’s ability to engage as leaders and decision-makers.

24 May 2017 description
report ActionAid, CARE

Surge capacity is defined as the ability to scale-up (and down) resources smoothly and quickly, including getting the right people to the right places doing the right things in the shortest amount of time possible. The majority of humanitarian responses rely heavily on good surge practice and having people quickly in place to meet the immediate needs of affected populations. This paper asserts that the ‘right people’ means a gender balance in our surge practice and therefore more women in surge roles. Women make up half the population, and are disproportionately affected by disasters.

11 May 2017 description
report ActionAid

In humanitarian crises, women and girls are disproportionately affected. But far from being passive victims, women are amongst the first responders these emergencies, bringing vital skills and knowledge to help save lives and livelihoods. Louisiane Nazaire is one of these women. When Hurricane Matthew struck Haiti in October 2016, she and other members of a women-led cooperative leapt into action. Louisiane explains why women's leadership is essential in emergencies.

10 May 2017 description
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Athens, Greece, 9 May 2017 – 15 NGOs urge the Greek Government to immediately reverse the recent policy excluding asylum-seekers on the Greek islands who appeal negative asylum decisions from the possibility of participating later on in the International Organisation for Migration’s (IOM) Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration (AVRR) programme and forcing those who wish to participate to forego their right to appeal.

Maps / Infographics

3 entries found

Jobs

3 entries found
18 May 2017 description
job Closing date: 15 Jun 2017 ActionAid

ActionAid Hellas, as a certified sending organization within the EU Aid Volunteers framework, will deploy to ECUASOL 2 volunteers for capacity building in communication issues. Please, check the available EU Aid Volunteers vacancy of ActionAid Hellas through our website here: http://www.actionaid.gr/upostirixe-mas/ethelontismos/eu-aid-volunteers/

16 May 2017 description
job Closing date: 07 Jun 2017 ActionAid

ActionAid Zimbabwe (AAZ) seeks a Youth Networking Advisor, who is able to provide efficient capacity development and support to both ActionAid staff, local partner organisations as well as contribute to the wider ActionAid federation. The focus will be on strengthening the ability of AAZ and selected partners to work with youth and women on governance as well as engagement in building partnerships and networks. Suitable candidates are motivated and driven by a strong sense of solidarity and commitment to democracy, poverty reduction, and the participation of women and youth.

11 May 2017 description
job Closing date: 25 May 2017 ActionAid

Join us as Environment Project Manager for the Bretton Woods Project and manage the Project’s work on the environmental impacts of World Bank policies and projects.

As Environment Project Manager for the Bretton Woods Project, you will use your experience of supporting civil society advocacy and excellent communications skills and knowledge of development and environment issues to challenge the power of the World Bank and IMF, open space for civil society, and promote alternative approaches.

Training

7 entries found
23 May 2017 description
training Ongoing course ActionAid

Course Objectives

To enhance participants ability to deliver and demand a variety of mechanisms, schemes and approaches through which economic and social well-being can be attained and guaranteed. It is aimed at equipping them with tools for trans-formative approach to Social Protection.

16 May 2017 description
training Registration deadline: 26 May 2017 Training date: 29 May 2017 to 02 Jun 2017 ActionAid

Course Objectives

This course aims to introduce participants to the principles of a rights-based approach to Policy Analysis and policy influencing through evidence based advocacy tools and processes.

Course Content

Introduction to public policy and governance

11 May 2017 description
training Registration deadline: 26 May 2017 Training date: 29 May 2017 to 02 Jun 2017 ActionAid

Course Objectives

This course aims to introduce participants to the principles of a rights-based approach to Policy Analysis and policy influencing through evidence based advocacy tools and processes.

Course Content

Introduction to public policy and governance

Women rights and gender responsive public service delivery

Introduction to policy research, analysis and advocacy

Political economy and the role of neoliberalism

National development priorities and the global development agenda

11 Apr 2017 description
training Registration deadline: 14 Jul 2017 Training date: 17 Jul 2017 to 21 Jul 2017 ActionAid

Course Objectives

The course aims to give practicing and potential managers and supervisors a foundation for their formal development. It seeks to build essential knowledge and skills required for effective performance in the supervisory role. The course also provides an opportunity for participants to develop a range of techniques, personal qualities and attitudes essential for successful supervision and performance management.

Learning outcomes:

At the end of the course, participants will be able to:

10 Apr 2017 description
training Registration deadline: 23 Jun 2017 Training date: 26 Jun 2017 to 30 Jun 2017 ActionAid

Course Objectives

To enhance participants ability to deliver and demand a variety of mechanisms, schemes and approaches through which economic and social well-being can be attained and guaranteed. It is aimed at equipping them with tools for informativeness approach to Social Protection.