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28 Jan 2015 description

ACAPS has published Humanitarian Needs Assessment – The Good Enough Guide, to help humanitarian staff design and implement needs assessments in emergencies.

25 Jul 2013 description

ABOUT THIS BOOKLET

This booklet was written to share knowledge gained from the experiences of people that have been involved in joint evaluations conducted by non‐governmental organizations(NGOs). It mainly profiles the work of NGOs involved in the Emergency Capacity Building Project (ECB), which has a goal to improve the speed, quality and effectiveness with which the humanitarian community saves lives, improves the welfare, and protects the rights of women, men and children affected by emergencies.

16 May 2013 description

Simulations are being used widely across the humanitarian sector, in a variety of contexts and involving numerous stakeholders. The sector is placing increasing value on simulations as important staff capacity, preparedness and relationship building exercises.

29 Apr 2013 description

ECB Project agencies, led by CARE, have developed the Shelter Accountability Resources for project managers and decision-makers in humanitarian shelter programs. As a guide it is also intended to be useful for Shelter Cluster coordinators, and other staff who would like to monitor the accountability of particular projects and programs.

The tools and examples included here should help humanitarians to plan, implement and monitor shelter projects and programs in a way that is accountable to disaster-affected populations.

09 Jan 2013 description

Toward Resilience: A Guide to Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) is an introductory resource for staff of development and humanitarian organizations working with people whose live and rights are threatened by disasters and climate change.

The guide provides essential introductory information, principals of effective practice, guidelines for action in a range of sectors and settings, case studies and links to useful tools and resources, for the application of an integrated, rights-based approach to disaster reduction and climate change adaptation.

08 Jan 2013 description

Hacia la Resiliencia: Una Guía para la Reducción del Riesgo de Desastres (RRD) y Adaptación al Cambio Climático (ACC) es un recurso de carácter introductorio destinado al personal de organizaciones de desarrollo y ayuda humanitaria que trabaja con personas cuyas vidas y derechos se ven amenazados por los desastres y el cambio climático.

08 Jan 2013 description

Vers la Resilience: Un Guide pour la Réduction des Risques de Catastrophes (RRC) et l’Adaptation au Changement Climatique (ACC) est un document d’introduction destiné au personnel des organisations humanitaires et de développement, travaillant avec les populations dont la vie et les droits sont menacés par les catastrophes et le changement climatique.

15 Oct 2012 description

El Consorcio de Agencias Humanitarias Británicas (CBHA) fue establecido para reducir el sufrimiento y la muerte en los conflictos y desastres naturales, mediante el fortalecimiento de la coordinación y la capacidad del “tercer pilar” —el sector de las ONG— para brindar una respuesta humanitaria de más alta calidad, más eficaz y más rápida.

15 Oct 2012 description

Le Consortium of British Humanitarian Agencies (CBHA) a été établi dans le but de réduire les souffrances et le nombre de victimes dans les zones de conflit et dans les situations de catastrophes naturelles. Pour ce faire, son rôle est de renforcer la coordination et les capacités du secteur des ONG (le « troisième pilier ») pour une mise en oeuvre rapide dʼinterventions humanitaires plus efficaces et mieux adaptées.

15 Oct 2012 description

The Consortium of British Humanitarian Agencies (CBHA) was established to reduce suffering and death in conflicts and natural disasters by strengthening the coordination and capacity of the “third pillar” – the NGO sector – to deliver a higher quality, more effective and faster humanitarian response.

The Humanitarian Capacity Building Programme is an important part of the CBHAʼs work. It aims to accelerate and improve the quality of emergency response by increasing the numbers and expertise of potential leaders, and enhancing the skills of all current personnel.

16 Aug 2012 description

Drawing on the recent experiences with collaboration and learning, the ECB project has shared a new resource What we know about collaboration: the ECB Country Consortium Experience.

01 Oct 2007 description

The Emergency Capacity Building (ECB) Project carried out pilot projects in three countries (Ethiopia, Guatemala and Indonesia) to identify models and promising practices for disaster risk reduction based on practical programs.

This report summarizes some of the more significant learnings and promising practices, and highlights some key examples that give ideas for moving forward with risk reduction in other areas. The following is a summary of the most important themes that emerge in this report.

01 Dec 2006 description

In December 2006, the seven member agencies of the Emergency Capacity Building Project (ECB) hosted a workshop called Translating Standards into Practice: NGO Accountability and Impact Measurement in Emergencies. The seven agencies had worked together since 2005 to improve their practice of accountability (to disaster-affected populations) and impact measurement and wanted to hear the views of experienced actors in the humanitarian sector on how they could do this work better.

01 Apr 2006 description

Competency based human resources management practices are widely acknowledged as a "best practice," and most of the Interagency Working Group on Emergency Capacity (IWG) agencies already have adopted competency frameworks.

The IWG agencies currently employ approximately 50,000 staff in humanitarian programs (emergency response and emergency preparedness) in 100 countries. On average, 94 percent of their global workforce are nationals of the country in which they work, with a range of 2 to 10 percent expatriate staff mainly in management and senior technical posts.

01 Apr 2006 description

The Interagency Working Group (IWG) on Emergency Capacity is a consortium of seven NGOs undertaking a collaborative capacity-building effort. The IWG principals commissioned a Report on Emergency Capacity, which was published in July 2004. The Report's findings led to the creation of the Emergency Capacity Building (ECB) Project, composed of four initiatives to improve the effectiveness of member agency work in the field. The fourth initiative (the ECB ITR Initiative) deals with Information and Technology Requirements (ITR) in emergency response.

01 Mar 2006 description

The Interagency Working Group (IWG) on Emergency Capacity is a consortium of seven NGOs undertaking a collaborative capacity-building effort. The IWG principals commissioned a Report on Emergency Capacity, which was published in July 2004. The Report's findings led to the creation of the Emergency Capacity Building (ECB) Project, composed of four initiatives to improve the effectiveness of member agency work in the field. The fourth initiative (the ECB ITR Initiative) deals with Information and Technology Requirements (ITR) in emergency response.

01 Mar 2006 description

The Interagency Working Group (IWG) on Emergency Capacity is a consortium of seven NGOs undertaking a collaborative capacity-building effort. The IWG principals commissioned a Report on Emergency Capacity, which was published in July 2004.1 The Report's findings led to the creation of the Emergency Capacity Building (ECB) Project, composed of four initiatives to improve the effectiveness of member agency work in the field. The fourth initiative (the ECB ITR Initiative) deals with Information and Technology Requirements (ITR) in emergency response.