Programme purpose: Support the five National Societies in the Andean Region, ensuring closer work with the National Societies, to effectively implement the Inter-American Plan 2007-2011.
Programme summary: From the beginning of 2009, the Regional Representation for Andean countries, based in Lima, has continued to work with the Americas Zone Office to implement the New Operating Model (NOM), which optimizes actions through innovative ways of working by effectively providing essential services (core services) to our membership to strengthen their capacities. The development of country support plans, which define the work priorities of each National Society, has been a key instrument for the change in the working model and for the more effective development of our role as a secretariat.
The challenges of the new Global Strategy for the period 2011-2020, which will be approved in the General Assembly in November of this year, will demand the adjustment of the working model of the secretariat during 2010 to guarantee a secretariat that is closer to the National Societies and more effective in the provision of services to our members: the National Societies of the Andean countries of Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela.
At the programme level, the implementation of revised plans began successfully with progress in community risk reduction. Health supported the implementation of the Global Alliance on HIV while the programmatic area of health in emergencies has been strengthened in the face of existing and new pandemics and essential community health actions. Organizational Development continued providing integrated yet focused support to the National Societies. The Humanitarian Principles and Values were promoted internally and externally focusing on reducing discrimination and violence.
Financial situation: The total 2009 budget was originally CHF 1,642,593, which has now been revised to CHF 2,072,307 (USD 1,909,309 or EUR 1,359,139), of which 71 per cent (CHF 1,481,472) covered. Expenditure overall was 61 per cent (CHF 1,273,923) up to June 2009.
For more information on the progress and current figures of the Peru Earthquake Emergency Appeal, click here: http://www.ifrc.org/docs/appeals/07/MDRPE00309.pdf
Number of people we help: The Regional Representation focuses on building the capacities of National Societies in the Andean Region. Consequently, direct beneficiaries of the Regional Representation's programmes are the National Societies themselves including their staff at headquarters and branch level, governance bodies and volunteers. In effect, the Regional Representation's indirect beneficiaries belong to civil society since it is through the strengthening of the National Societies' capacities and the technical support offered, that methodologies, initiatives and activities as a whole can be carried out and implemented accordingly.
Our partners: The Regional Representation in Lima continues to work with the following partners: the European Commission's Humanitarian Aid Office (ECHO), the Andean Committee for Disaster Prevention and Relief (Comité Andino para la Prevención y Atención ante Desastres - CAPRADE), United Nations agencies - including the Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO) and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), UNAIDS, the Latin-American School of Social Sciences (Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales - FLACSO), the Asian Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), the United Kingdom Department for International Development (DFID), the Regional Humanitarian Information Network Project (Redhum), the Peruvian Civil Defence (Instituto Nacional de Defensa Civil - INDECI) and the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA). During the Peru earthquake operation, partnerships with other actors have also been strengthened.
Movement coordination continues with the regional delegations of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and Partner National Societies (PNS), such as the American Red Cross, the Belgian Red Cross (French-speaking community), the Finnish Red Cross, the French Red Cross, the German Red Cross, the Italian Red Cross, the Netherlands Red Cross, the Norwegian Red Cross, the Spanish Red Cross and the Swedish Red Cross, that cooperate, bilaterally or multilaterally, with the five National Societies of the region.