Following an IASC Scale-Up activation , Humanitarian Coordinators (HC) shall be empowered to lead the response for up to six months . As speed in decision-making is essential during this phase of the response, the HC shall be empowered to make timely decisions in the absence of consensus within the Humanitarian Country Team (HCT) in the following key areas: setting overall priorities, allocating pooled resources, monitoring performance and addressing underperformance.
The Facilitation Group hosted a workshop with Grand Bargain co-convenors on 14 September 2018 in Geneva to implement the recommendations of the Grand Bargain Annual Meeting on 18 June 2018 in New York. An agreement on core commitments prioritization, work-stream arrangements and indicators to measure progress has been struck, allowing the Grand Bargain to move forward with greater efficiency, accountability and impact.
Identification of Core Commitments
We have met in Geneva today, for our regular twice-yearly discussion of the major humanitarian challenges facing the world. Yemen was first and foremost in our talks. We are alarmed at the dramatic deterioration in the situation over recent months. Millions of lives are now at serious risk.
**Q1: What is an IASC Humanitarian System-Wide Scale-Up activation? **
The IASC Champions support the vision of a humanitarian environment in which people caught up in crises feel safe and respected and can access the protection and assistance they need without fear of exploitation or abuse by any aid worker, and in which aid workers themselves feel supported, respected and empowered to deliver such assistance in working environments free from sexual harassment.
1. The Role of the Grand Bargain Cash Work stream
HDN TT’s 2017/2018 work plan has three objectives: 1) Shape and contribute to common understanding of what is required to strengthen the humanitarian development and peacebuilding nexus, 2) Review and assess current policy, guidance, and operational tools based on the common understanding to identify gaps and best practices, and 3) Ensure coherence in field support towards successful implementation of the NWoW.
Breaking news: Translators without Borders and the IASC AAP and PSEA Task Team are delighted to announce the publication of the 50th language version of the simplified core principles relating to sexual exploitation and abuse. The translation in Kanuri – one of the main languages of northeast Nigeria – released this week, represents the halfway mark in our stated aim of disseminating the principles in 100 languages of aid workers and affected people.
The 50 languages covered so far range from Amharic to Vietnamese, and are spoken on every continent:
This regional CBCM ToT was conducted from 3rd to 8th June 2018 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. It hosted 23 participants from 6 countries: Ethiopia, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Uganda and Yemen.
This Tip Sheet offers interventions, guiding questions and an example of how 4 Key Gender Equality Measures (GEMs) support gender equality in Early Recovery projects and programs. The IASC GAM identifies the extent to which these elements are consistently present in proposals or implemented projects.
The Early Recovery sector can make programmes more fair by:
✓ Conducting or facilitating an analysis of the situation, needs and opportunities of women and girls, men and boys in appropriate age groups;
✓ Accommodating the different needs of all
(Endorsed by IASC AAP/PSEA Task Team and REACH in 2018)
This is a ‘menu’ of potential questions for organisations to choose from and adapt to the context, situation and phase of response they are operating within. The questions are designed for use in MSNAs for the collective response but could also be adapted for sector level assessments at both inter-agency and agency levels.
They can be used with different types of data collection methods including household and community level interviews and focus group discussions.