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GPP Partner Agencies: Update on Activities – June 30, 2018

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The 2017 GPP World Humanitarian Summit progress update is published and can be found on the website. PPT presentations in French and English have been developed to assist informing country scoping processes, available and adaptable on request.

Meetings Partners: The GPP secretariat had a meeting with a World Bank representative to discuss developing an expanded or hybrid GPP version of the World Bank Readiness-to-Respond (R2R) diagnostic tool. UNDP and OCHA senior management in New York met with other GPP partners to discuss GPP advocacy; follow up support was provided to the OCHA USG and ASG teams for sessions at ECOSOC HAS. A presentation on the GPP was provided for students of the School of African and Asian Studies, London.

Resource Mobilisation: The chairs of the GPP Sub Committee, Philippines and Barbados, met with the GPP secretariat to discuss the GPP country support status and resource mobilization. A number of key donors were identified with whom the Philippines and Barbados will initiate informal conversations around supporting the GPP.

Initial discussions were held with the United Arab Emirates representative in New York, as well as follow up discussions with the ECHO regional office in Bangkok.

Country status

An inter-agency scoping mission visited Ghana from the 14th to the 18th May, with a detailed report completed this month outlining five key areas of preparedness focus. This report has informed the development of a Diagnostic Review proposal and budget ready to be shared with potential donors in early July. The mission report will be available soon on the GPP website: http://www.agendaforhumanity.org/initiatives/gpp.

Discussions were held with NORCAP (Norway) and UNDP HQ and county offices in Samoa and Fiji planning for stand-by partner deployments to NDMOs in the Pacific and elsewhere. The potential stand-by partner experts would act as a liaison between government and national and international partners (UN, civil society, private sector, NGOs, national and regional bodies) on preparedness and GPP efforts.

The GPP secretariat held discussions with the Tunisia GPP focal point and the representatives of the UN partners in the country. Steps were identified regarding the GPP process and the best way forward. The GPP secretariat met with GPP Nepal UN focal points to discuss the scoping process and the possible employment of a stand-by partner to support the GPP process. Burkina Faso held an internal meeting to establish their scoping process, and a call was also held with Maldives partners.

Upcoming events

Next GPP subcommittee meeting will be held mid-July depending on the availability of the GPP subcommittee cochairs

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