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Alert
Country offices and national partners continue to be inadequately prepared to respond effectively immediately after a disaster strikes.…
Alert Country offices and national partners continue to be inadequately prepared to respond effectively immediately after a disaster strikes. The ALERT project aims to develop an emergency preparedness process (systems, software, tools and manuals) that is easy to use, appropriate and adaptable, thus enabling increased levels of preparedness for national and international NGOs. This increased preparedness will result in an improvement in the speed, appropriateness and effectiveness of humanitarian response.The development of this preparedness system involves engagement with a wide spectrum of stakeholders, including national and international NGOs, the UN, private sector organisations, donors and academia. In particular, NGO country offices and partners contribute to a collaborative process of research, design, consultation and critical review of the ALERT preparedness package. The project also developed a partnership with a software company, which will develop the platform for ALERT’s preparedness system.When the preparedness package is approved it will be tested in various countries. Based on learning developed out of this pilot (from training workshops and other review processes), the tools and software will be upgraded. This upgraded package will then be implemented in additional countries and the same learning, redesign and review process will be followed. Finally the upgraded package will be presented to the wider stakeholder group and disseminated.How prepared agencies are to respond to a disaster can often mean the difference between life and death for those affected. Improving preparedness through the ALERT system will mean that when a disaster strikes, agencies will have the necessary resources for an immediate, effective, appropriate response. For more information about the DEPP in general and the ALERT project specifically, visit their page on the Start Network website here. Philippines, Pakistan, Kenya, Democratic Republic of Congo, Bangladesh, Mozambique
Better Dialogue Better Information Better Action (CDAC-N)
The CDAC Network’s Better Dialogue, Better Information, Better Action project aims to improve the delivery of humanitarian assistance…
Better Dialogue Better Information Better Action (CDAC-N) The CDAC Network’s Better Dialogue, Better Information, Better Action project aims to improve the delivery of humanitarian assistance through improved two-way communication with disaster affected populations. An emerging sector in humanitarian relief work, communicating with communities, or ‘CwC’, is about meeting the information and communication needs of communities affected by disasters – both natural and manmade. It is rooted in the assumptions that affected communities are best placed to identify their emergency needs, and that information provision itself is a core humanitarian deliverable alongside others such as food, water and shelter. Harnessing the reach and experience of the CDAC Network and its members, the project will pilot CwC initiatives in Bangladesh and South Sudan. The two countries represent contrasting disaster contexts – the former particularly prone to frequent natural disasters, and the latter experiencing protracted manmade conflict. The learning from these pilots, in conjunction with the global activities of the CDAC Network, will be used to inform the wider humanitarian sector of practical approaches to addressing the shortcomings in meeting the communications needs of affected people. It is intended that this evidence will lead to a sector-wide shift in our approach to communicating with disaster-affected communities. PROJECT AIMS 1 Building capacity in CwC among humanitarian practitioners, especially at the local level 2 Generating evidence around the importance of CwC to influence institutional arrangements and policy environments 3 Establishing and investing in CwC Working Groups – local networks to convene stakeholders in humanitarian communications, pilot activities, and provide an enabling environment for CwC For more information about the DEPP in general and the CDAC-N project specifically, visit their page on the Start Network website here. South Sudan, Bangladesh, Philippines
Learning Project
The Learning Project is one of the 14 DEPP projects. Led by Action Against Hunger UK, it has…
Learning Project The Learning Project is one of the 14 DEPP projects. Led by Action Against Hunger UK, it has a unique and complex remit. The Learning Project works closely with the other 13 projects to draw out, share and disseminate learning in order to develop an evidence base on project- and programme-related learning and evidence. Two Regional Learning Advisors in Pakistan and Ethiopia work closely with the projects in those regions to capture learnings at national and regional levels, and a central team at the UK level provides the same support globally. Global, regional and national learning events, as well as the online Learning Platform provide spaces for projects to interact and share key lessons. The Learning Project also manages the contract for the independent external evaluation carried out by the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, which aims to improve programme effectiveness, enhance learning, and assess the extent to which the DEPP has provided an effective approach to strengthening response capacity. Coordination and Relationships Robina heads up the Learning Project, overseeing the team and providing strategic direction, as well as maintaining oversight of learning within the programme at all levels, and working closely with the Programme Management Team. Robina and the team are supported by James, who handles all our admin, logistics and finance. Evaluation Hannah (supported by Robina) is responsible for coordinating the independent evaluation of the DEPP, which is being conducted by the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative. Hannah also provides support and advice to projects that are conducting their own evaluations. Regional and In-country Learning and Coordination We have two Regional Learning Advisors, Helen and Shahida, and are in the process of recruiting a further five Country Learning Advisors. These advisors work to improve collaboration across the DEPP portfolio, connecting practitioners at project, consortium, national and regional level. They coordinate learning events in-country… Bangladesh, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Jordan, Kenya, Myanmar, Pakistan, Philippines, South Sudan, Mozambique
Linking Preparedness Resilience and Response
The Linking Preparedness, Resilience and Response (LPRR) project is a learning initiative aiming to identify and improve resilience-building…
Linking Preparedness Resilience and Response The Linking Preparedness, Resilience and Response (LPRR) project is a learning initiative aiming to identify and improve resilience-building strategies in multi-hazard and multi-risk environments globally. This is done by developing and testing new strategies, captured in three work streams. 1  Conflict Prevention: The project will bring together humanitarian and security agencies, capture and compile their existing ways of working on security and resilience and develop new methodologies for resilience programming in multi-risk contexts based on the findings. The new methodologies resulting from these activities will be piloted in Pakistan and Kenya, and revised based on the lessons learned from implementation. 2  Humanitarian Response: The project will study a range of recent humanitarian responses by the eight consortium members. A methodology for designing humanitarian responses will be developed which maximises the long-term resilience of beneficiary communities to future emergencies. The new methodology will be tested in a future humanitarian response, and refined in the light of experience. 3  Learning: Led by King’s College London, findings will inform the practice of the organisations involved in the project, resulting in improved programming and more resilient communities. Findings will be captured and shared to maximise awareness and up-take of the ideas among organisations outside of the project. For more information about the DEPP in general and the LPRR Project specifically, visit their page on the Start Network website here. Bangladesh, Colombia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Myanmar, Pakistan, Philippines, Indonesia
Shifting The Power
Six international organisations are working together in the Shifting the Power project, supporting 55 of their local and…
Shifting The Power Six international organisations are working together in the Shifting the Power project, supporting 55 of their local and national partners who share the vision and ambition of playing a leading role in decision making and responding to crises in their countries and regions. Shifting the Power aims to support local actors to take their place alongside international actors in order to create a balanced humanitarian system involving a shift of power towards locally owned and led responses. It will strengthen local and national organisational capacity for decision making and leadership in humanitarian response, support local organisations to have greater representation, voice and recognition in relevant networks and platforms, and at the same time influence international organisations to promote the role of local and national actors. The project includes an in-depth two year programme of support for local organisations to strengthen their capacity to determine and deliver humanitarian preparedness and response. PROJECT GOALS: 1 Local and National (L/N)NGO partners in five countries have the knowledge, skills, processes, and policies to prepare for and respond effectively to emergencies 2 (L/N)NGOs are better represented and have a stronger voice in relevant humanitarian platforms and networks 3 The consortium member INGOs recognise and respond to (L/N)NGO capacity, leadership & voice 4 The project provides evidence of good practice in strengthening (L/N)NGOs humanitarian preparedness and response work and their role/influence in humanitarian action For more information about the DEPP in general and the StP project specifically, visit their page on the Start Network website here. Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Pakistan, Bangladesh
Talent Development
Talent Development aims to develop a decentralized approach to capacity-building in order to improve the quality and speed…
Talent Development Talent Development aims to develop a decentralized approach to capacity-building in order to improve the quality and speed of humanitarian response in at-risk countries. It does this through combining three previously tested, state-of-the-art learning and development programmes, as well as an international coaching network, to train a total of 1165 humanitarian workers across five countries. These training programmes aim to equip national humanitarian staff with the necessary skills and knowledge to address the needs of the most vulnerable, to positively improve their efficiency and increase the impact of their work. The training programmes target those who are best placed to assist the vulnerable: national staff of INGOs, NGOs, civil society organisations and government. Together, these diverse and dynamic learning programmes present a comprehensive strategy to address capacity and knowledge gaps across various levels of the target organisations. LEARNING PROGRAMMES Entry-level humanitarian trainee Programme: This year-long trainee scheme, led by Save the Children, will train 175 individuals who are beginning their career in the humanitarian sector, through on-the-job experience, simulation training, distance learning and coaching. Mid-level context humanitarian skills development programme: This mid-level training programme, led by Oxfam, will develop the skills and capacity of 640 humanitarian response professionals. It is offered as both a six month core course and a nine month management and leadership programme. Senior-level leadership for humanitarians programme: This comprehensive three month programme, led by Relief International, will train 240 experienced humanitarians to become change masters in their organisation, and will provide them with the framework to be a leader among leaders. Coaching network: This cross-cutting strand led by CHS Alliance has developed an in-house coaching cohort and a network of 110 locally and regionally-based coaches. The coaches will support participants in the various programmes. For more information about the DEPP in general and the  Talent Development project specifically, visit their… Kenya, Ethiopia, Bangladesh, Jordan, Democratic Republic of Congo

Belgium

Benin

Botswana

Cambodia

Cameroon

Central African Republic

Colombia

Linking Preparedness Resilience and Response
The Linking Preparedness, Resilience and Response (LPRR) project is a learning initiative aiming to identify and improve resilience-building…
Linking Preparedness Resilience and Response The Linking Preparedness, Resilience and Response (LPRR) project is a learning initiative aiming to identify and improve resilience-building strategies in multi-hazard and multi-risk environments globally. This is done by developing and testing new strategies, captured in three work streams. 1  Conflict Prevention: The project will bring together humanitarian and security agencies, capture and compile their existing ways of working on security and resilience and develop new methodologies for resilience programming in multi-risk contexts based on the findings. The new methodologies resulting from these activities will be piloted in Pakistan and Kenya, and revised based on the lessons learned from implementation. 2  Humanitarian Response: The project will study a range of recent humanitarian responses by the eight consortium members. A methodology for designing humanitarian responses will be developed which maximises the long-term resilience of beneficiary communities to future emergencies. The new methodology will be tested in a future humanitarian response, and refined in the light of experience. 3  Learning: Led by King’s College London, findings will inform the practice of the organisations involved in the project, resulting in improved programming and more resilient communities. Findings will be captured and shared to maximise awareness and up-take of the ideas among organisations outside of the project. For more information about the DEPP in general and the LPRR Project specifically, visit their page on the Start Network website here. Bangladesh, Colombia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Myanmar, Pakistan, Philippines, Indonesia

Comoros

Croatia

Democratic Republic of Congo

Alert
Country offices and national partners continue to be inadequately prepared to respond effectively immediately after a disaster strikes.…
Alert Country offices and national partners continue to be inadequately prepared to respond effectively immediately after a disaster strikes. The ALERT project aims to develop an emergency preparedness process (systems, software, tools and manuals) that is easy to use, appropriate and adaptable, thus enabling increased levels of preparedness for national and international NGOs. This increased preparedness will result in an improvement in the speed, appropriateness and effectiveness of humanitarian response.The development of this preparedness system involves engagement with a wide spectrum of stakeholders, including national and international NGOs, the UN, private sector organisations, donors and academia. In particular, NGO country offices and partners contribute to a collaborative process of research, design, consultation and critical review of the ALERT preparedness package. The project also developed a partnership with a software company, which will develop the platform for ALERT’s preparedness system.When the preparedness package is approved it will be tested in various countries. Based on learning developed out of this pilot (from training workshops and other review processes), the tools and software will be upgraded. This upgraded package will then be implemented in additional countries and the same learning, redesign and review process will be followed. Finally the upgraded package will be presented to the wider stakeholder group and disseminated.How prepared agencies are to respond to a disaster can often mean the difference between life and death for those affected. Improving preparedness through the ALERT system will mean that when a disaster strikes, agencies will have the necessary resources for an immediate, effective, appropriate response. For more information about the DEPP in general and the ALERT project specifically, visit their page on the Start Network website here. Philippines, Pakistan, Kenya, Democratic Republic of Congo, Bangladesh, Mozambique
Learning Project
The Learning Project is one of the 14 DEPP projects. Led by Action Against Hunger UK, it has…
Learning Project The Learning Project is one of the 14 DEPP projects. Led by Action Against Hunger UK, it has a unique and complex remit. The Learning Project works closely with the other 13 projects to draw out, share and disseminate learning in order to develop an evidence base on project- and programme-related learning and evidence. Two Regional Learning Advisors in Pakistan and Ethiopia work closely with the projects in those regions to capture learnings at national and regional levels, and a central team at the UK level provides the same support globally. Global, regional and national learning events, as well as the online Learning Platform provide spaces for projects to interact and share key lessons. The Learning Project also manages the contract for the independent external evaluation carried out by the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, which aims to improve programme effectiveness, enhance learning, and assess the extent to which the DEPP has provided an effective approach to strengthening response capacity. Coordination and Relationships Robina heads up the Learning Project, overseeing the team and providing strategic direction, as well as maintaining oversight of learning within the programme at all levels, and working closely with the Programme Management Team. Robina and the team are supported by James, who handles all our admin, logistics and finance. Evaluation Hannah (supported by Robina) is responsible for coordinating the independent evaluation of the DEPP, which is being conducted by the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative. Hannah also provides support and advice to projects that are conducting their own evaluations. Regional and In-country Learning and Coordination We have two Regional Learning Advisors, Helen and Shahida, and are in the process of recruiting a further five Country Learning Advisors. These advisors work to improve collaboration across the DEPP portfolio, connecting practitioners at project, consortium, national and regional level. They coordinate learning events in-country… Bangladesh, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Jordan, Kenya, Myanmar, Pakistan, Philippines, South Sudan, Mozambique
Linking Preparedness Resilience and Response
The Linking Preparedness, Resilience and Response (LPRR) project is a learning initiative aiming to identify and improve resilience-building…
Linking Preparedness Resilience and Response The Linking Preparedness, Resilience and Response (LPRR) project is a learning initiative aiming to identify and improve resilience-building strategies in multi-hazard and multi-risk environments globally. This is done by developing and testing new strategies, captured in three work streams. 1  Conflict Prevention: The project will bring together humanitarian and security agencies, capture and compile their existing ways of working on security and resilience and develop new methodologies for resilience programming in multi-risk contexts based on the findings. The new methodologies resulting from these activities will be piloted in Pakistan and Kenya, and revised based on the lessons learned from implementation. 2  Humanitarian Response: The project will study a range of recent humanitarian responses by the eight consortium members. A methodology for designing humanitarian responses will be developed which maximises the long-term resilience of beneficiary communities to future emergencies. The new methodology will be tested in a future humanitarian response, and refined in the light of experience. 3  Learning: Led by King’s College London, findings will inform the practice of the organisations involved in the project, resulting in improved programming and more resilient communities. Findings will be captured and shared to maximise awareness and up-take of the ideas among organisations outside of the project. For more information about the DEPP in general and the LPRR Project specifically, visit their page on the Start Network website here. Bangladesh, Colombia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Myanmar, Pakistan, Philippines, Indonesia
Protection in Practice
Improving the safety of civilians has always been vital to humanitarian response, but given the increase in complex…
Protection in Practice Improving the safety of civilians has always been vital to humanitarian response, but given the increase in complex humanitarian emergencies involving conflict, displacement as well as environmental crises, it has become more important than ever. Whilst local responders are often the first to respond to crises and often have access to locations where civilians are most at risk, there is insufficient support for local and national organisations to integrate protection principles and activities into their responses. The goal of the Protection in Practice project is to strengthen national protection capacity and contribute to transformative change in the humanitarian sector, skewing existing power dynamics. The approach of this project is rooted in shared learning and collaboration amongst consortium members and partners, strengthening protection capacity whilst responding to crises simultaneously through co-implementation and mentoring, as well as providing financial and training support. Project Aims 1 To increase the knowledge and understanding of targeted national humanitarian organisations in order to mainstream protection during crisis response. This goal will be led by the International Rescue Committee and World Vision, and will involve trainings, participatory assessments, ‘remedial’ action plans for rapid response, “champions” to monitor protection activities, and engagement in coordination mechanisms. 2 To build the capacity of five national NGO/CBOs to become protection specialists that will actively participate in response coordination mechanisms. This goal will be implemented by Oxfam GB, and will involve training, mentoring and pilot projects with national organisations, which will provide organisational and individual work experience in protection projects during the first phase of a humanitarian response. 3 To increase knowledge and understanding at the global and national level on capacity-building for national humanitarian organisations. This strand will be implemented by all consortium members and local partners, and will involve engagements with other START projects on capacity-building as well as advocating… Democratic Republic of Congo, South Sudan, Pakistan, Myanmar, Philippines, Lebanon, Turkey
Shifting The Power
Six international organisations are working together in the Shifting the Power project, supporting 55 of their local and…
Shifting The Power Six international organisations are working together in the Shifting the Power project, supporting 55 of their local and national partners who share the vision and ambition of playing a leading role in decision making and responding to crises in their countries and regions. Shifting the Power aims to support local actors to take their place alongside international actors in order to create a balanced humanitarian system involving a shift of power towards locally owned and led responses. It will strengthen local and national organisational capacity for decision making and leadership in humanitarian response, support local organisations to have greater representation, voice and recognition in relevant networks and platforms, and at the same time influence international organisations to promote the role of local and national actors. The project includes an in-depth two year programme of support for local organisations to strengthen their capacity to determine and deliver humanitarian preparedness and response. PROJECT GOALS: 1 Local and National (L/N)NGO partners in five countries have the knowledge, skills, processes, and policies to prepare for and respond effectively to emergencies 2 (L/N)NGOs are better represented and have a stronger voice in relevant humanitarian platforms and networks 3 The consortium member INGOs recognise and respond to (L/N)NGO capacity, leadership & voice 4 The project provides evidence of good practice in strengthening (L/N)NGOs humanitarian preparedness and response work and their role/influence in humanitarian action For more information about the DEPP in general and the StP project specifically, visit their page on the Start Network website here. Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Pakistan, Bangladesh
Talent Development
Talent Development aims to develop a decentralized approach to capacity-building in order to improve the quality and speed…
Talent Development Talent Development aims to develop a decentralized approach to capacity-building in order to improve the quality and speed of humanitarian response in at-risk countries. It does this through combining three previously tested, state-of-the-art learning and development programmes, as well as an international coaching network, to train a total of 1165 humanitarian workers across five countries. These training programmes aim to equip national humanitarian staff with the necessary skills and knowledge to address the needs of the most vulnerable, to positively improve their efficiency and increase the impact of their work. The training programmes target those who are best placed to assist the vulnerable: national staff of INGOs, NGOs, civil society organisations and government. Together, these diverse and dynamic learning programmes present a comprehensive strategy to address capacity and knowledge gaps across various levels of the target organisations. LEARNING PROGRAMMES Entry-level humanitarian trainee Programme: This year-long trainee scheme, led by Save the Children, will train 175 individuals who are beginning their career in the humanitarian sector, through on-the-job experience, simulation training, distance learning and coaching. Mid-level context humanitarian skills development programme: This mid-level training programme, led by Oxfam, will develop the skills and capacity of 640 humanitarian response professionals. It is offered as both a six month core course and a nine month management and leadership programme. Senior-level leadership for humanitarians programme: This comprehensive three month programme, led by Relief International, will train 240 experienced humanitarians to become change masters in their organisation, and will provide them with the framework to be a leader among leaders. Coaching network: This cross-cutting strand led by CHS Alliance has developed an in-house coaching cohort and a network of 110 locally and regionally-based coaches. The coaches will support participants in the various programmes. For more information about the DEPP in general and the  Talent Development project specifically, visit their… Kenya, Ethiopia, Bangladesh, Jordan, Democratic Republic of Congo

Denmark

Ecuador

Ethiopia

Improved Early Warning Early Action Ethiopia
The Improved Early Warning – Early Actions to strengthen disaster preparedness in Ethiopia project has been developed by…
Improved Early Warning Early Action Ethiopia The Improved Early Warning – Early Actions to strengthen disaster preparedness in Ethiopia project has been developed by Oxfam GB and Christian Aid in collaboration with the National Disaster Risk Management Commission and the National Meteorological Agency to address limitations envisaged in the Disaster Risk Management Policy and Strategy of the government of Ethiopia. The policy and strategy highlights a number of limitations listed below: 1 Limited involvement of local government in centralised Early Warning Systems with a lack of adequate coordination across government agencies. 2 Lack of area specific weather forecast combined with a lack of capacity at the local level to analyse weather forecast to identify risks and translate these into potential actions at the local level. 3 Early Warning indicators providing inadequate clarity on thresholds and triggers which are not aligned with Woreda Disaster Risk Profile. 4 Emergency response not always triggered by early warning information resulting in delayed decision making and action. PROJECT AIMS 1 In this context, the project will directly support strengthening of Early Warning Systems in Ethiopia to ensure well informed early action at the community level and institutional capacity building at all levels. 2 Early Warning System development: A key output of the project will be the development and pilot of a context specific multi-hazard multisector 3 Early Warning System linked with the Woreda Disaster Risk Profile to ensure early action. 4 Capacity strengthening: The project will directly target improved capacity of first responders at the community level and of government structures to collect, analyse and forecast early warning information, disseminate alerts and deliver early action using available resources. 5 Coordination & Collaboration: To enable early action, timely decision making and faster subsequent emergency response the project is designed to improve coordination between local government and communities particularly at regional and Woreda… Ethiopia
Learning Project
The Learning Project is one of the 14 DEPP projects. Led by Action Against Hunger UK, it has…
Learning Project The Learning Project is one of the 14 DEPP projects. Led by Action Against Hunger UK, it has a unique and complex remit. The Learning Project works closely with the other 13 projects to draw out, share and disseminate learning in order to develop an evidence base on project- and programme-related learning and evidence. Two Regional Learning Advisors in Pakistan and Ethiopia work closely with the projects in those regions to capture learnings at national and regional levels, and a central team at the UK level provides the same support globally. Global, regional and national learning events, as well as the online Learning Platform provide spaces for projects to interact and share key lessons. The Learning Project also manages the contract for the independent external evaluation carried out by the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, which aims to improve programme effectiveness, enhance learning, and assess the extent to which the DEPP has provided an effective approach to strengthening response capacity. Coordination and Relationships Robina heads up the Learning Project, overseeing the team and providing strategic direction, as well as maintaining oversight of learning within the programme at all levels, and working closely with the Programme Management Team. Robina and the team are supported by James, who handles all our admin, logistics and finance. Evaluation Hannah (supported by Robina) is responsible for coordinating the independent evaluation of the DEPP, which is being conducted by the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative. Hannah also provides support and advice to projects that are conducting their own evaluations. Regional and In-country Learning and Coordination We have two Regional Learning Advisors, Helen and Shahida, and are in the process of recruiting a further five Country Learning Advisors. These advisors work to improve collaboration across the DEPP portfolio, connecting practitioners at project, consortium, national and regional level. They coordinate learning events in-country… Bangladesh, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Jordan, Kenya, Myanmar, Pakistan, Philippines, South Sudan, Mozambique
Public Health Preparedness in Gambella
The focus of the Public Health Emergency Preparedness in Gambella project is strengthening the capacity of the government’s…
Public Health Preparedness in Gambella The focus of the Public Health Emergency Preparedness in Gambella project is strengthening the capacity of the government’s preparedness, early warning and prompt response at Woreda (district) level and that of the host communities at local levels. This project will enable the health sector and the community systems to predict and detect public health emergencies and act as quickly as possible. The basic assumption is that the rapid response limits the number of cases and geographical spread, shortens the duration of the outbreak, reduces case fatalities and help to save resources that would be necessary to mitigate effects of public health emergencies. To this effect, the project ultimately will establish as a pilot a resilient health system that has the capacity to anticipate and respond to health emergencies during disasters or emergencies. Preparedness: The project works towards increasing the number of health facilities that are able to cope with the health emergencies in Gambella region. Based on criteria jointly developed with the Ministry of Health, a number of health facilities will be selected for capacity improvements. In addition, the performance of one Public Health Regional Laboratories centre has been strengthened through the procurement of equipment and emergency drugs. Capacity strengthening: To increase the skills and capacity of health staff to respond to health emergencies, training toolkits will be duplicated from approved Public Health Emergency Management training guidelines and training will be carried out with a number of stakeholders including Rapid Response Team members, health extension workers and community health volunteers. Health information systems strengthening: To strengthen the linkage between weather and health information and to enhance early warning systems, this project has procured and will install 4 automatic weather stations, and link with the Early Warning Oxfam led project as well as the DFID Funded BRACED programme. This will be supported by… Ethiopia
Shifting The Power
Six international organisations are working together in the Shifting the Power project, supporting 55 of their local and…
Shifting The Power Six international organisations are working together in the Shifting the Power project, supporting 55 of their local and national partners who share the vision and ambition of playing a leading role in decision making and responding to crises in their countries and regions. Shifting the Power aims to support local actors to take their place alongside international actors in order to create a balanced humanitarian system involving a shift of power towards locally owned and led responses. It will strengthen local and national organisational capacity for decision making and leadership in humanitarian response, support local organisations to have greater representation, voice and recognition in relevant networks and platforms, and at the same time influence international organisations to promote the role of local and national actors. The project includes an in-depth two year programme of support for local organisations to strengthen their capacity to determine and deliver humanitarian preparedness and response. PROJECT GOALS: 1 Local and National (L/N)NGO partners in five countries have the knowledge, skills, processes, and policies to prepare for and respond effectively to emergencies 2 (L/N)NGOs are better represented and have a stronger voice in relevant humanitarian platforms and networks 3 The consortium member INGOs recognise and respond to (L/N)NGO capacity, leadership & voice 4 The project provides evidence of good practice in strengthening (L/N)NGOs humanitarian preparedness and response work and their role/influence in humanitarian action For more information about the DEPP in general and the StP project specifically, visit their page on the Start Network website here. Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Pakistan, Bangladesh
Talent Development
Talent Development aims to develop a decentralized approach to capacity-building in order to improve the quality and speed…
Talent Development Talent Development aims to develop a decentralized approach to capacity-building in order to improve the quality and speed of humanitarian response in at-risk countries. It does this through combining three previously tested, state-of-the-art learning and development programmes, as well as an international coaching network, to train a total of 1165 humanitarian workers across five countries. These training programmes aim to equip national humanitarian staff with the necessary skills and knowledge to address the needs of the most vulnerable, to positively improve their efficiency and increase the impact of their work. The training programmes target those who are best placed to assist the vulnerable: national staff of INGOs, NGOs, civil society organisations and government. Together, these diverse and dynamic learning programmes present a comprehensive strategy to address capacity and knowledge gaps across various levels of the target organisations. LEARNING PROGRAMMES Entry-level humanitarian trainee Programme: This year-long trainee scheme, led by Save the Children, will train 175 individuals who are beginning their career in the humanitarian sector, through on-the-job experience, simulation training, distance learning and coaching. Mid-level context humanitarian skills development programme: This mid-level training programme, led by Oxfam, will develop the skills and capacity of 640 humanitarian response professionals. It is offered as both a six month core course and a nine month management and leadership programme. Senior-level leadership for humanitarians programme: This comprehensive three month programme, led by Relief International, will train 240 experienced humanitarians to become change masters in their organisation, and will provide them with the framework to be a leader among leaders. Coaching network: This cross-cutting strand led by CHS Alliance has developed an in-house coaching cohort and a network of 110 locally and regionally-based coaches. The coaches will support participants in the various programmes. For more information about the DEPP in general and the  Talent Development project specifically, visit their… Kenya, Ethiopia, Bangladesh, Jordan, Democratic Republic of Congo

France

Ghana

Global

Greece

Guinea

India

Indonesia

Linking Preparedness Resilience and Response
The Linking Preparedness, Resilience and Response (LPRR) project is a learning initiative aiming to identify and improve resilience-building…
Linking Preparedness Resilience and Response The Linking Preparedness, Resilience and Response (LPRR) project is a learning initiative aiming to identify and improve resilience-building strategies in multi-hazard and multi-risk environments globally. This is done by developing and testing new strategies, captured in three work streams. 1  Conflict Prevention: The project will bring together humanitarian and security agencies, capture and compile their existing ways of working on security and resilience and develop new methodologies for resilience programming in multi-risk contexts based on the findings. The new methodologies resulting from these activities will be piloted in Pakistan and Kenya, and revised based on the lessons learned from implementation. 2  Humanitarian Response: The project will study a range of recent humanitarian responses by the eight consortium members. A methodology for designing humanitarian responses will be developed which maximises the long-term resilience of beneficiary communities to future emergencies. The new methodology will be tested in a future humanitarian response, and refined in the light of experience. 3  Learning: Led by King’s College London, findings will inform the practice of the organisations involved in the project, resulting in improved programming and more resilient communities. Findings will be captured and shared to maximise awareness and up-take of the ideas among organisations outside of the project. For more information about the DEPP in general and the LPRR Project specifically, visit their page on the Start Network website here. Bangladesh, Colombia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Myanmar, Pakistan, Philippines, Indonesia

Japan

Jordan

Learning Project
The Learning Project is one of the 14 DEPP projects. Led by Action Against Hunger UK, it has…
Learning Project The Learning Project is one of the 14 DEPP projects. Led by Action Against Hunger UK, it has a unique and complex remit. The Learning Project works closely with the other 13 projects to draw out, share and disseminate learning in order to develop an evidence base on project- and programme-related learning and evidence. Two Regional Learning Advisors in Pakistan and Ethiopia work closely with the projects in those regions to capture learnings at national and regional levels, and a central team at the UK level provides the same support globally. Global, regional and national learning events, as well as the online Learning Platform provide spaces for projects to interact and share key lessons. The Learning Project also manages the contract for the independent external evaluation carried out by the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, which aims to improve programme effectiveness, enhance learning, and assess the extent to which the DEPP has provided an effective approach to strengthening response capacity. Coordination and Relationships Robina heads up the Learning Project, overseeing the team and providing strategic direction, as well as maintaining oversight of learning within the programme at all levels, and working closely with the Programme Management Team. Robina and the team are supported by James, who handles all our admin, logistics and finance. Evaluation Hannah (supported by Robina) is responsible for coordinating the independent evaluation of the DEPP, which is being conducted by the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative. Hannah also provides support and advice to projects that are conducting their own evaluations. Regional and In-country Learning and Coordination We have two Regional Learning Advisors, Helen and Shahida, and are in the process of recruiting a further five Country Learning Advisors. These advisors work to improve collaboration across the DEPP portfolio, connecting practitioners at project, consortium, national and regional level. They coordinate learning events in-country… Bangladesh, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Jordan, Kenya, Myanmar, Pakistan, Philippines, South Sudan, Mozambique
Talent Development
Talent Development aims to develop a decentralized approach to capacity-building in order to improve the quality and speed…
Talent Development Talent Development aims to develop a decentralized approach to capacity-building in order to improve the quality and speed of humanitarian response in at-risk countries. It does this through combining three previously tested, state-of-the-art learning and development programmes, as well as an international coaching network, to train a total of 1165 humanitarian workers across five countries. These training programmes aim to equip national humanitarian staff with the necessary skills and knowledge to address the needs of the most vulnerable, to positively improve their efficiency and increase the impact of their work. The training programmes target those who are best placed to assist the vulnerable: national staff of INGOs, NGOs, civil society organisations and government. Together, these diverse and dynamic learning programmes present a comprehensive strategy to address capacity and knowledge gaps across various levels of the target organisations. LEARNING PROGRAMMES Entry-level humanitarian trainee Programme: This year-long trainee scheme, led by Save the Children, will train 175 individuals who are beginning their career in the humanitarian sector, through on-the-job experience, simulation training, distance learning and coaching. Mid-level context humanitarian skills development programme: This mid-level training programme, led by Oxfam, will develop the skills and capacity of 640 humanitarian response professionals. It is offered as both a six month core course and a nine month management and leadership programme. Senior-level leadership for humanitarians programme: This comprehensive three month programme, led by Relief International, will train 240 experienced humanitarians to become change masters in their organisation, and will provide them with the framework to be a leader among leaders. Coaching network: This cross-cutting strand led by CHS Alliance has developed an in-house coaching cohort and a network of 110 locally and regionally-based coaches. The coaches will support participants in the various programmes. For more information about the DEPP in general and the  Talent Development project specifically, visit their… Kenya, Ethiopia, Bangladesh, Jordan, Democratic Republic of Congo

Kenya

Age and Disability Capacity Programme (ADCAP)
Humanitarian agencies often fail to incorporate the needs and input of older people and people with disabilities into…
Age and Disability Capacity Programme (ADCAP) Humanitarian agencies often fail to incorporate the needs and input of older people and people with disabilities into their programmes. As a result, these groups continue to face significant barriers in accessing appropriate assistance and protection. The Age and Disability Capacity Programme (ADCAP) aims to work towards strengthening the capacity of humanitarian agencies to deliver age and disability-inclusive emergency response. The programme uses a combination of technical resources (including webinars, online learning modules, and training packages) and focused capacity strengthening to support agencies to adapt existing programmes and to set up targeted activities where needed, so that older people and people with disabilities will receive humanitarian assistance that is accessible and appropriate to their needs.The programme is also developing a set of ‘Minimum Standards for Age and Disability Inclusion in Humanitarian Action.’ A pilot version, published in July 2015, will undergo a process of consultation and practical field testing through ADCAP programme partners, before being finalised towards the end of the project period. These Minimum Standards are the first of their kind, and will act as a guiding resource for humanitarian practitioners. Finally, the ADCAP programme supports eight Age and Disability Inclusion Advisors in six different humanitarian agencies in Kenya, Pakistan and at head offices in the UK. Based on organisational action plans for inclusion, signed off by senior management, these Inclusion Advisors are working to make their own agencies’ programmes more inclusive, and also training and supporting other organisations in their countries to follow suit and achieve better outcomes for older people and people with disabilities. For more information about the DEPP in general and the ADCAP project specifically, visit their page on the Start Network website here. Pakistan, Kenya
Alert
Country offices and national partners continue to be inadequately prepared to respond effectively immediately after a disaster strikes.…
Alert Country offices and national partners continue to be inadequately prepared to respond effectively immediately after a disaster strikes. The ALERT project aims to develop an emergency preparedness process (systems, software, tools and manuals) that is easy to use, appropriate and adaptable, thus enabling increased levels of preparedness for national and international NGOs. This increased preparedness will result in an improvement in the speed, appropriateness and effectiveness of humanitarian response.The development of this preparedness system involves engagement with a wide spectrum of stakeholders, including national and international NGOs, the UN, private sector organisations, donors and academia. In particular, NGO country offices and partners contribute to a collaborative process of research, design, consultation and critical review of the ALERT preparedness package. The project also developed a partnership with a software company, which will develop the platform for ALERT’s preparedness system.When the preparedness package is approved it will be tested in various countries. Based on learning developed out of this pilot (from training workshops and other review processes), the tools and software will be upgraded. This upgraded package will then be implemented in additional countries and the same learning, redesign and review process will be followed. Finally the upgraded package will be presented to the wider stakeholder group and disseminated.How prepared agencies are to respond to a disaster can often mean the difference between life and death for those affected. Improving preparedness through the ALERT system will mean that when a disaster strikes, agencies will have the necessary resources for an immediate, effective, appropriate response. For more information about the DEPP in general and the ALERT project specifically, visit their page on the Start Network website here. Philippines, Pakistan, Kenya, Democratic Republic of Congo, Bangladesh, Mozambique
Learning Project
The Learning Project is one of the 14 DEPP projects. Led by Action Against Hunger UK, it has…
Learning Project The Learning Project is one of the 14 DEPP projects. Led by Action Against Hunger UK, it has a unique and complex remit. The Learning Project works closely with the other 13 projects to draw out, share and disseminate learning in order to develop an evidence base on project- and programme-related learning and evidence. Two Regional Learning Advisors in Pakistan and Ethiopia work closely with the projects in those regions to capture learnings at national and regional levels, and a central team at the UK level provides the same support globally. Global, regional and national learning events, as well as the online Learning Platform provide spaces for projects to interact and share key lessons. The Learning Project also manages the contract for the independent external evaluation carried out by the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, which aims to improve programme effectiveness, enhance learning, and assess the extent to which the DEPP has provided an effective approach to strengthening response capacity. Coordination and Relationships Robina heads up the Learning Project, overseeing the team and providing strategic direction, as well as maintaining oversight of learning within the programme at all levels, and working closely with the Programme Management Team. Robina and the team are supported by James, who handles all our admin, logistics and finance. Evaluation Hannah (supported by Robina) is responsible for coordinating the independent evaluation of the DEPP, which is being conducted by the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative. Hannah also provides support and advice to projects that are conducting their own evaluations. Regional and In-country Learning and Coordination We have two Regional Learning Advisors, Helen and Shahida, and are in the process of recruiting a further five Country Learning Advisors. These advisors work to improve collaboration across the DEPP portfolio, connecting practitioners at project, consortium, national and regional level. They coordinate learning events in-country… Bangladesh, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Jordan, Kenya, Myanmar, Pakistan, Philippines, South Sudan, Mozambique
Linking Preparedness Resilience and Response
The Linking Preparedness, Resilience and Response (LPRR) project is a learning initiative aiming to identify and improve resilience-building…
Linking Preparedness Resilience and Response The Linking Preparedness, Resilience and Response (LPRR) project is a learning initiative aiming to identify and improve resilience-building strategies in multi-hazard and multi-risk environments globally. This is done by developing and testing new strategies, captured in three work streams. 1  Conflict Prevention: The project will bring together humanitarian and security agencies, capture and compile their existing ways of working on security and resilience and develop new methodologies for resilience programming in multi-risk contexts based on the findings. The new methodologies resulting from these activities will be piloted in Pakistan and Kenya, and revised based on the lessons learned from implementation. 2  Humanitarian Response: The project will study a range of recent humanitarian responses by the eight consortium members. A methodology for designing humanitarian responses will be developed which maximises the long-term resilience of beneficiary communities to future emergencies. The new methodology will be tested in a future humanitarian response, and refined in the light of experience. 3  Learning: Led by King’s College London, findings will inform the practice of the organisations involved in the project, resulting in improved programming and more resilient communities. Findings will be captured and shared to maximise awareness and up-take of the ideas among organisations outside of the project. For more information about the DEPP in general and the LPRR Project specifically, visit their page on the Start Network website here. Bangladesh, Colombia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Myanmar, Pakistan, Philippines, Indonesia
Shifting The Power
Six international organisations are working together in the Shifting the Power project, supporting 55 of their local and…
Shifting The Power Six international organisations are working together in the Shifting the Power project, supporting 55 of their local and national partners who share the vision and ambition of playing a leading role in decision making and responding to crises in their countries and regions. Shifting the Power aims to support local actors to take their place alongside international actors in order to create a balanced humanitarian system involving a shift of power towards locally owned and led responses. It will strengthen local and national organisational capacity for decision making and leadership in humanitarian response, support local organisations to have greater representation, voice and recognition in relevant networks and platforms, and at the same time influence international organisations to promote the role of local and national actors. The project includes an in-depth two year programme of support for local organisations to strengthen their capacity to determine and deliver humanitarian preparedness and response. PROJECT GOALS: 1 Local and National (L/N)NGO partners in five countries have the knowledge, skills, processes, and policies to prepare for and respond effectively to emergencies 2 (L/N)NGOs are better represented and have a stronger voice in relevant humanitarian platforms and networks 3 The consortium member INGOs recognise and respond to (L/N)NGO capacity, leadership & voice 4 The project provides evidence of good practice in strengthening (L/N)NGOs humanitarian preparedness and response work and their role/influence in humanitarian action For more information about the DEPP in general and the StP project specifically, visit their page on the Start Network website here. Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Pakistan, Bangladesh
Talent Development
Talent Development aims to develop a decentralized approach to capacity-building in order to improve the quality and speed…
Talent Development Talent Development aims to develop a decentralized approach to capacity-building in order to improve the quality and speed of humanitarian response in at-risk countries. It does this through combining three previously tested, state-of-the-art learning and development programmes, as well as an international coaching network, to train a total of 1165 humanitarian workers across five countries. These training programmes aim to equip national humanitarian staff with the necessary skills and knowledge to address the needs of the most vulnerable, to positively improve their efficiency and increase the impact of their work. The training programmes target those who are best placed to assist the vulnerable: national staff of INGOs, NGOs, civil society organisations and government. Together, these diverse and dynamic learning programmes present a comprehensive strategy to address capacity and knowledge gaps across various levels of the target organisations. LEARNING PROGRAMMES Entry-level humanitarian trainee Programme: This year-long trainee scheme, led by Save the Children, will train 175 individuals who are beginning their career in the humanitarian sector, through on-the-job experience, simulation training, distance learning and coaching. Mid-level context humanitarian skills development programme: This mid-level training programme, led by Oxfam, will develop the skills and capacity of 640 humanitarian response professionals. It is offered as both a six month core course and a nine month management and leadership programme. Senior-level leadership for humanitarians programme: This comprehensive three month programme, led by Relief International, will train 240 experienced humanitarians to become change masters in their organisation, and will provide them with the framework to be a leader among leaders. Coaching network: This cross-cutting strand led by CHS Alliance has developed an in-house coaching cohort and a network of 110 locally and regionally-based coaches. The coaches will support participants in the various programmes. For more information about the DEPP in general and the  Talent Development project specifically, visit their… Kenya, Ethiopia, Bangladesh, Jordan, Democratic Republic of Congo
Urban Early Warning Early Action
The Urban Early Warning, Early Action project works towards improving urban early action through early warning by improving…
Urban Early Warning Early Action The Urban Early Warning, Early Action project works towards improving urban early action through early warning by improving the alignment of local and municipal governance institutions and response agencies. The project focuses on alignment of the analysis of early warning data and information and the implementation of early response based on this information, with the financial support from key donors towards this.The ultimate change envisaged by this programme is a reduction in the impact of crises on the urban poor. This includes a decrease in the number of people resorting to negative coping mechanisms. One of the fundamental hypothesis underpinning this project is that investment in early warning and early action in urban settings will create a significant cost saving to the state as has been proven to be the case in the rural context. The implementation of this project comes at an interesting time for Kenya, since the country is at a critical juncture as the newly devolved County Governments take root. The level of access to Government structures has significantly increased as well as the accountability of these structures to the people they serve and therefore the timing of this intervention is very opportune. For more information about the DEPP and the Urban Early Warning Early Action project, visittheir page on the Start Network website here. PROJECT AIMS 1 Establishing operationalised and embedded urban Early Warning Early Action systems in Nairobi, coordinated by the relevant Government departments. 2 A progressive engagement and buy-in from both national governments and key International humanitarian donors on the coordinated urban early warning, early action mechanism which will be set up within the Nairobi county Government. 3 Reduction of the impact of crises on the urban poor. For more information about the DEPP and the Urban Early Warning Early Action Project, visit the page on the Start Network website here. Kenya,

Lebanon

Protection in Practice
Improving the safety of civilians has always been vital to humanitarian response, but given the increase in complex…
Protection in Practice Improving the safety of civilians has always been vital to humanitarian response, but given the increase in complex humanitarian emergencies involving conflict, displacement as well as environmental crises, it has become more important than ever. Whilst local responders are often the first to respond to crises and often have access to locations where civilians are most at risk, there is insufficient support for local and national organisations to integrate protection principles and activities into their responses. The goal of the Protection in Practice project is to strengthen national protection capacity and contribute to transformative change in the humanitarian sector, skewing existing power dynamics. The approach of this project is rooted in shared learning and collaboration amongst consortium members and partners, strengthening protection capacity whilst responding to crises simultaneously through co-implementation and mentoring, as well as providing financial and training support. Project Aims 1 To increase the knowledge and understanding of targeted national humanitarian organisations in order to mainstream protection during crisis response. This goal will be led by the International Rescue Committee and World Vision, and will involve trainings, participatory assessments, ‘remedial’ action plans for rapid response, “champions” to monitor protection activities, and engagement in coordination mechanisms. 2 To build the capacity of five national NGO/CBOs to become protection specialists that will actively participate in response coordination mechanisms. This goal will be implemented by Oxfam GB, and will involve training, mentoring and pilot projects with national organisations, which will provide organisational and individual work experience in protection projects during the first phase of a humanitarian response. 3 To increase knowledge and understanding at the global and national level on capacity-building for national humanitarian organisations. This strand will be implemented by all consortium members and local partners, and will involve engagements with other START projects on capacity-building as well as advocating… Democratic Republic of Congo, South Sudan, Pakistan, Myanmar, Philippines, Lebanon, Turkey

Mexico

Mozambique

Alert
Country offices and national partners continue to be inadequately prepared to respond effectively immediately after a disaster strikes.…
Alert Country offices and national partners continue to be inadequately prepared to respond effectively immediately after a disaster strikes. The ALERT project aims to develop an emergency preparedness process (systems, software, tools and manuals) that is easy to use, appropriate and adaptable, thus enabling increased levels of preparedness for national and international NGOs. This increased preparedness will result in an improvement in the speed, appropriateness and effectiveness of humanitarian response.The development of this preparedness system involves engagement with a wide spectrum of stakeholders, including national and international NGOs, the UN, private sector organisations, donors and academia. In particular, NGO country offices and partners contribute to a collaborative process of research, design, consultation and critical review of the ALERT preparedness package. The project also developed a partnership with a software company, which will develop the platform for ALERT’s preparedness system.When the preparedness package is approved it will be tested in various countries. Based on learning developed out of this pilot (from training workshops and other review processes), the tools and software will be upgraded. This upgraded package will then be implemented in additional countries and the same learning, redesign and review process will be followed. Finally the upgraded package will be presented to the wider stakeholder group and disseminated.How prepared agencies are to respond to a disaster can often mean the difference between life and death for those affected. Improving preparedness through the ALERT system will mean that when a disaster strikes, agencies will have the necessary resources for an immediate, effective, appropriate response. For more information about the DEPP in general and the ALERT project specifically, visit their page on the Start Network website here. Philippines, Pakistan, Kenya, Democratic Republic of Congo, Bangladesh, Mozambique
Learning Project
The Learning Project is one of the 14 DEPP projects. Led by Action Against Hunger UK, it has…
Learning Project The Learning Project is one of the 14 DEPP projects. Led by Action Against Hunger UK, it has a unique and complex remit. The Learning Project works closely with the other 13 projects to draw out, share and disseminate learning in order to develop an evidence base on project- and programme-related learning and evidence. Two Regional Learning Advisors in Pakistan and Ethiopia work closely with the projects in those regions to capture learnings at national and regional levels, and a central team at the UK level provides the same support globally. Global, regional and national learning events, as well as the online Learning Platform provide spaces for projects to interact and share key lessons. The Learning Project also manages the contract for the independent external evaluation carried out by the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, which aims to improve programme effectiveness, enhance learning, and assess the extent to which the DEPP has provided an effective approach to strengthening response capacity. Coordination and Relationships Robina heads up the Learning Project, overseeing the team and providing strategic direction, as well as maintaining oversight of learning within the programme at all levels, and working closely with the Programme Management Team. Robina and the team are supported by James, who handles all our admin, logistics and finance. Evaluation Hannah (supported by Robina) is responsible for coordinating the independent evaluation of the DEPP, which is being conducted by the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative. Hannah also provides support and advice to projects that are conducting their own evaluations. Regional and In-country Learning and Coordination We have two Regional Learning Advisors, Helen and Shahida, and are in the process of recruiting a further five Country Learning Advisors. These advisors work to improve collaboration across the DEPP portfolio, connecting practitioners at project, consortium, national and regional level. They coordinate learning events in-country… Bangladesh, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Jordan, Kenya, Myanmar, Pakistan, Philippines, South Sudan, Mozambique

Myanmar

Learning Project
The Learning Project is one of the 14 DEPP projects. Led by Action Against Hunger UK, it has…
Learning Project The Learning Project is one of the 14 DEPP projects. Led by Action Against Hunger UK, it has a unique and complex remit. The Learning Project works closely with the other 13 projects to draw out, share and disseminate learning in order to develop an evidence base on project- and programme-related learning and evidence. Two Regional Learning Advisors in Pakistan and Ethiopia work closely with the projects in those regions to capture learnings at national and regional levels, and a central team at the UK level provides the same support globally. Global, regional and national learning events, as well as the online Learning Platform provide spaces for projects to interact and share key lessons. The Learning Project also manages the contract for the independent external evaluation carried out by the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, which aims to improve programme effectiveness, enhance learning, and assess the extent to which the DEPP has provided an effective approach to strengthening response capacity. Coordination and Relationships Robina heads up the Learning Project, overseeing the team and providing strategic direction, as well as maintaining oversight of learning within the programme at all levels, and working closely with the Programme Management Team. Robina and the team are supported by James, who handles all our admin, logistics and finance. Evaluation Hannah (supported by Robina) is responsible for coordinating the independent evaluation of the DEPP, which is being conducted by the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative. Hannah also provides support and advice to projects that are conducting their own evaluations. Regional and In-country Learning and Coordination We have two Regional Learning Advisors, Helen and Shahida, and are in the process of recruiting a further five Country Learning Advisors. These advisors work to improve collaboration across the DEPP portfolio, connecting practitioners at project, consortium, national and regional level. They coordinate learning events in-country… Bangladesh, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Jordan, Kenya, Myanmar, Pakistan, Philippines, South Sudan, Mozambique
Linking Preparedness Resilience and Response
The Linking Preparedness, Resilience and Response (LPRR) project is a learning initiative aiming to identify and improve resilience-building…
Linking Preparedness Resilience and Response The Linking Preparedness, Resilience and Response (LPRR) project is a learning initiative aiming to identify and improve resilience-building strategies in multi-hazard and multi-risk environments globally. This is done by developing and testing new strategies, captured in three work streams. 1  Conflict Prevention: The project will bring together humanitarian and security agencies, capture and compile their existing ways of working on security and resilience and develop new methodologies for resilience programming in multi-risk contexts based on the findings. The new methodologies resulting from these activities will be piloted in Pakistan and Kenya, and revised based on the lessons learned from implementation. 2  Humanitarian Response: The project will study a range of recent humanitarian responses by the eight consortium members. A methodology for designing humanitarian responses will be developed which maximises the long-term resilience of beneficiary communities to future emergencies. The new methodology will be tested in a future humanitarian response, and refined in the light of experience. 3  Learning: Led by King’s College London, findings will inform the practice of the organisations involved in the project, resulting in improved programming and more resilient communities. Findings will be captured and shared to maximise awareness and up-take of the ideas among organisations outside of the project. For more information about the DEPP in general and the LPRR Project specifically, visit their page on the Start Network website here. Bangladesh, Colombia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Myanmar, Pakistan, Philippines, Indonesia
Protection in Practice
Improving the safety of civilians has always been vital to humanitarian response, but given the increase in complex…
Protection in Practice Improving the safety of civilians has always been vital to humanitarian response, but given the increase in complex humanitarian emergencies involving conflict, displacement as well as environmental crises, it has become more important than ever. Whilst local responders are often the first to respond to crises and often have access to locations where civilians are most at risk, there is insufficient support for local and national organisations to integrate protection principles and activities into their responses. The goal of the Protection in Practice project is to strengthen national protection capacity and contribute to transformative change in the humanitarian sector, skewing existing power dynamics. The approach of this project is rooted in shared learning and collaboration amongst consortium members and partners, strengthening protection capacity whilst responding to crises simultaneously through co-implementation and mentoring, as well as providing financial and training support. Project Aims 1 To increase the knowledge and understanding of targeted national humanitarian organisations in order to mainstream protection during crisis response. This goal will be led by the International Rescue Committee and World Vision, and will involve trainings, participatory assessments, ‘remedial’ action plans for rapid response, “champions” to monitor protection activities, and engagement in coordination mechanisms. 2 To build the capacity of five national NGO/CBOs to become protection specialists that will actively participate in response coordination mechanisms. This goal will be implemented by Oxfam GB, and will involve training, mentoring and pilot projects with national organisations, which will provide organisational and individual work experience in protection projects during the first phase of a humanitarian response. 3 To increase knowledge and understanding at the global and national level on capacity-building for national humanitarian organisations. This strand will be implemented by all consortium members and local partners, and will involve engagements with other START projects on capacity-building as well as advocating… Democratic Republic of Congo, South Sudan, Pakistan, Myanmar, Philippines, Lebanon, Turkey
Strengthening Emergency Preparedness Systems in Myanmar
The Strengthening Emergency Preparedness Systems in Myanmar project aims to strengthen the disaster preparedness capacity of communities at…
Strengthening Emergency Preparedness Systems in Myanmar The Strengthening Emergency Preparedness Systems in Myanmar project aims to strengthen the disaster preparedness capacity of communities at risk in Southeast Myanmar. It also works towards improving national and sub-national systems to be more responsive to vulnerabilities of communities in government and non-state armed group controlled areas. The project was developed in response to the Myanmar government’s and local NGOs’ recognition of the importance to invest in disaster preparedness and effective response systems. At the heart of the project is the effective collaboration amongst critical stakeholders in the country, including government at different levels, local NGOs, and non-state armed groups. There is a key role for local NGO partners working with at-risk communities in the development of effective and accountable emergency preparedness systems, as they navigate the various governance structures present in project sites. PROJECT AIMS 1 Coordinated and coherent preparedness plans that are owned and led by local communities 2 Improved system of joint planning, coordination and communication on preparedness, early warning and response between and among key stakeholders 3 Scalable and replicable learning on multi-hazard, multi-level and multi-stakeholder preparedness and programming At the state and national levels, the project is expected to forge collaborative arrangements with government and the wider humanitarian community to share learning and influence policy and practice. For more information about the DEPP in general and the SEPS Myanmar project specifically, visit their page on the Start Network website here. Myanmar

Nepal

Netherlands

Nigeria

Norway

occupied Palestinian territories

Pakistan

Age and Disability Capacity Programme (ADCAP)
Humanitarian agencies often fail to incorporate the needs and input of older people and people with disabilities into…
Age and Disability Capacity Programme (ADCAP) Humanitarian agencies often fail to incorporate the needs and input of older people and people with disabilities into their programmes. As a result, these groups continue to face significant barriers in accessing appropriate assistance and protection. The Age and Disability Capacity Programme (ADCAP) aims to work towards strengthening the capacity of humanitarian agencies to deliver age and disability-inclusive emergency response. The programme uses a combination of technical resources (including webinars, online learning modules, and training packages) and focused capacity strengthening to support agencies to adapt existing programmes and to set up targeted activities where needed, so that older people and people with disabilities will receive humanitarian assistance that is accessible and appropriate to their needs.The programme is also developing a set of ‘Minimum Standards for Age and Disability Inclusion in Humanitarian Action.’ A pilot version, published in July 2015, will undergo a process of consultation and practical field testing through ADCAP programme partners, before being finalised towards the end of the project period. These Minimum Standards are the first of their kind, and will act as a guiding resource for humanitarian practitioners. Finally, the ADCAP programme supports eight Age and Disability Inclusion Advisors in six different humanitarian agencies in Kenya, Pakistan and at head offices in the UK. Based on organisational action plans for inclusion, signed off by senior management, these Inclusion Advisors are working to make their own agencies’ programmes more inclusive, and also training and supporting other organisations in their countries to follow suit and achieve better outcomes for older people and people with disabilities. For more information about the DEPP in general and the ADCAP project specifically, visit their page on the Start Network website here. Pakistan, Kenya
Alert
Country offices and national partners continue to be inadequately prepared to respond effectively immediately after a disaster strikes.…
Alert Country offices and national partners continue to be inadequately prepared to respond effectively immediately after a disaster strikes. The ALERT project aims to develop an emergency preparedness process (systems, software, tools and manuals) that is easy to use, appropriate and adaptable, thus enabling increased levels of preparedness for national and international NGOs. This increased preparedness will result in an improvement in the speed, appropriateness and effectiveness of humanitarian response.The development of this preparedness system involves engagement with a wide spectrum of stakeholders, including national and international NGOs, the UN, private sector organisations, donors and academia. In particular, NGO country offices and partners contribute to a collaborative process of research, design, consultation and critical review of the ALERT preparedness package. The project also developed a partnership with a software company, which will develop the platform for ALERT’s preparedness system.When the preparedness package is approved it will be tested in various countries. Based on learning developed out of this pilot (from training workshops and other review processes), the tools and software will be upgraded. This upgraded package will then be implemented in additional countries and the same learning, redesign and review process will be followed. Finally the upgraded package will be presented to the wider stakeholder group and disseminated.How prepared agencies are to respond to a disaster can often mean the difference between life and death for those affected. Improving preparedness through the ALERT system will mean that when a disaster strikes, agencies will have the necessary resources for an immediate, effective, appropriate response. For more information about the DEPP in general and the ALERT project specifically, visit their page on the Start Network website here. Philippines, Pakistan, Kenya, Democratic Republic of Congo, Bangladesh, Mozambique
Learning Project
The Learning Project is one of the 14 DEPP projects. Led by Action Against Hunger UK, it has…
Learning Project The Learning Project is one of the 14 DEPP projects. Led by Action Against Hunger UK, it has a unique and complex remit. The Learning Project works closely with the other 13 projects to draw out, share and disseminate learning in order to develop an evidence base on project- and programme-related learning and evidence. Two Regional Learning Advisors in Pakistan and Ethiopia work closely with the projects in those regions to capture learnings at national and regional levels, and a central team at the UK level provides the same support globally. Global, regional and national learning events, as well as the online Learning Platform provide spaces for projects to interact and share key lessons. The Learning Project also manages the contract for the independent external evaluation carried out by the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, which aims to improve programme effectiveness, enhance learning, and assess the extent to which the DEPP has provided an effective approach to strengthening response capacity. Coordination and Relationships Robina heads up the Learning Project, overseeing the team and providing strategic direction, as well as maintaining oversight of learning within the programme at all levels, and working closely with the Programme Management Team. Robina and the team are supported by James, who handles all our admin, logistics and finance. Evaluation Hannah (supported by Robina) is responsible for coordinating the independent evaluation of the DEPP, which is being conducted by the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative. Hannah also provides support and advice to projects that are conducting their own evaluations. Regional and In-country Learning and Coordination We have two Regional Learning Advisors, Helen and Shahida, and are in the process of recruiting a further five Country Learning Advisors. These advisors work to improve collaboration across the DEPP portfolio, connecting practitioners at project, consortium, national and regional level. They coordinate learning events in-country… Bangladesh, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Jordan, Kenya, Myanmar, Pakistan, Philippines, South Sudan, Mozambique
Linking Preparedness Resilience and Response
The Linking Preparedness, Resilience and Response (LPRR) project is a learning initiative aiming to identify and improve resilience-building…
Linking Preparedness Resilience and Response The Linking Preparedness, Resilience and Response (LPRR) project is a learning initiative aiming to identify and improve resilience-building strategies in multi-hazard and multi-risk environments globally. This is done by developing and testing new strategies, captured in three work streams. 1  Conflict Prevention: The project will bring together humanitarian and security agencies, capture and compile their existing ways of working on security and resilience and develop new methodologies for resilience programming in multi-risk contexts based on the findings. The new methodologies resulting from these activities will be piloted in Pakistan and Kenya, and revised based on the lessons learned from implementation. 2  Humanitarian Response: The project will study a range of recent humanitarian responses by the eight consortium members. A methodology for designing humanitarian responses will be developed which maximises the long-term resilience of beneficiary communities to future emergencies. The new methodology will be tested in a future humanitarian response, and refined in the light of experience. 3  Learning: Led by King’s College London, findings will inform the practice of the organisations involved in the project, resulting in improved programming and more resilient communities. Findings will be captured and shared to maximise awareness and up-take of the ideas among organisations outside of the project. For more information about the DEPP in general and the LPRR Project specifically, visit their page on the Start Network website here. Bangladesh, Colombia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Myanmar, Pakistan, Philippines, Indonesia
Protection in Practice
Improving the safety of civilians has always been vital to humanitarian response, but given the increase in complex…
Protection in Practice Improving the safety of civilians has always been vital to humanitarian response, but given the increase in complex humanitarian emergencies involving conflict, displacement as well as environmental crises, it has become more important than ever. Whilst local responders are often the first to respond to crises and often have access to locations where civilians are most at risk, there is insufficient support for local and national organisations to integrate protection principles and activities into their responses. The goal of the Protection in Practice project is to strengthen national protection capacity and contribute to transformative change in the humanitarian sector, skewing existing power dynamics. The approach of this project is rooted in shared learning and collaboration amongst consortium members and partners, strengthening protection capacity whilst responding to crises simultaneously through co-implementation and mentoring, as well as providing financial and training support. Project Aims 1 To increase the knowledge and understanding of targeted national humanitarian organisations in order to mainstream protection during crisis response. This goal will be led by the International Rescue Committee and World Vision, and will involve trainings, participatory assessments, ‘remedial’ action plans for rapid response, “champions” to monitor protection activities, and engagement in coordination mechanisms. 2 To build the capacity of five national NGO/CBOs to become protection specialists that will actively participate in response coordination mechanisms. This goal will be implemented by Oxfam GB, and will involve training, mentoring and pilot projects with national organisations, which will provide organisational and individual work experience in protection projects during the first phase of a humanitarian response. 3 To increase knowledge and understanding at the global and national level on capacity-building for national humanitarian organisations. This strand will be implemented by all consortium members and local partners, and will involve engagements with other START projects on capacity-building as well as advocating… Democratic Republic of Congo, South Sudan, Pakistan, Myanmar, Philippines, Lebanon, Turkey
Shifting The Power
Six international organisations are working together in the Shifting the Power project, supporting 55 of their local and…
Shifting The Power Six international organisations are working together in the Shifting the Power project, supporting 55 of their local and national partners who share the vision and ambition of playing a leading role in decision making and responding to crises in their countries and regions. Shifting the Power aims to support local actors to take their place alongside international actors in order to create a balanced humanitarian system involving a shift of power towards locally owned and led responses. It will strengthen local and national organisational capacity for decision making and leadership in humanitarian response, support local organisations to have greater representation, voice and recognition in relevant networks and platforms, and at the same time influence international organisations to promote the role of local and national actors. The project includes an in-depth two year programme of support for local organisations to strengthen their capacity to determine and deliver humanitarian preparedness and response. PROJECT GOALS: 1 Local and National (L/N)NGO partners in five countries have the knowledge, skills, processes, and policies to prepare for and respond effectively to emergencies 2 (L/N)NGOs are better represented and have a stronger voice in relevant humanitarian platforms and networks 3 The consortium member INGOs recognise and respond to (L/N)NGO capacity, leadership & voice 4 The project provides evidence of good practice in strengthening (L/N)NGOs humanitarian preparedness and response work and their role/influence in humanitarian action For more information about the DEPP in general and the StP project specifically, visit their page on the Start Network website here. Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Pakistan, Bangladesh
Transforming Surge Capacity
The Transforming Surge Capacity project was conceived to strengthen the ability of global organizations to effectively scale up…
Transforming Surge Capacity The Transforming Surge Capacity project was conceived to strengthen the ability of global organizations to effectively scale up resources for surge capacity (this includes people, money and materials) in a collaborative way to respond to humanitarian emergencies. It is envisioned to be a collective effort involving the private sector, UN agencies, the public sector, the academe and civil society organisations. The project puts a premium on building a localised capacity to scale up support to emergencies and eventually transform surge mechanisms, capacity and process in the future. PROJECT AIMS 1 Strengthened systems for surge capacity at national and regional levels to better complement international surge 2 To move from individual agency surge development to a more collaborative surge development 3 Better integration of civil society capacity with other core stakeholders KEY ELEMENTS 1 Formation of national and regional surge platforms to ensure surge resources are available closer to the frontline 2 Pilot projects on collaborative engagement with the private sector, the academe, and government agencies 3 Embedding training, sharing of good practices and resources, and learning within key project dimensions For more information about the DEPP in general and the  TSC project specifically, visit their page on the Start Network website here. Philippines, Pakistan

Philippines

Alert
Country offices and national partners continue to be inadequately prepared to respond effectively immediately after a disaster strikes.…
Alert Country offices and national partners continue to be inadequately prepared to respond effectively immediately after a disaster strikes. The ALERT project aims to develop an emergency preparedness process (systems, software, tools and manuals) that is easy to use, appropriate and adaptable, thus enabling increased levels of preparedness for national and international NGOs. This increased preparedness will result in an improvement in the speed, appropriateness and effectiveness of humanitarian response.The development of this preparedness system involves engagement with a wide spectrum of stakeholders, including national and international NGOs, the UN, private sector organisations, donors and academia. In particular, NGO country offices and partners contribute to a collaborative process of research, design, consultation and critical review of the ALERT preparedness package. The project also developed a partnership with a software company, which will develop the platform for ALERT’s preparedness system.When the preparedness package is approved it will be tested in various countries. Based on learning developed out of this pilot (from training workshops and other review processes), the tools and software will be upgraded. This upgraded package will then be implemented in additional countries and the same learning, redesign and review process will be followed. Finally the upgraded package will be presented to the wider stakeholder group and disseminated.How prepared agencies are to respond to a disaster can often mean the difference between life and death for those affected. Improving preparedness through the ALERT system will mean that when a disaster strikes, agencies will have the necessary resources for an immediate, effective, appropriate response. For more information about the DEPP in general and the ALERT project specifically, visit their page on the Start Network website here. Philippines, Pakistan, Kenya, Democratic Republic of Congo, Bangladesh, Mozambique
Better Dialogue Better Information Better Action (CDAC-N)
The CDAC Network’s Better Dialogue, Better Information, Better Action project aims to improve the delivery of humanitarian assistance…
Better Dialogue Better Information Better Action (CDAC-N) The CDAC Network’s Better Dialogue, Better Information, Better Action project aims to improve the delivery of humanitarian assistance through improved two-way communication with disaster affected populations. An emerging sector in humanitarian relief work, communicating with communities, or ‘CwC’, is about meeting the information and communication needs of communities affected by disasters – both natural and manmade. It is rooted in the assumptions that affected communities are best placed to identify their emergency needs, and that information provision itself is a core humanitarian deliverable alongside others such as food, water and shelter. Harnessing the reach and experience of the CDAC Network and its members, the project will pilot CwC initiatives in Bangladesh and South Sudan. The two countries represent contrasting disaster contexts – the former particularly prone to frequent natural disasters, and the latter experiencing protracted manmade conflict. The learning from these pilots, in conjunction with the global activities of the CDAC Network, will be used to inform the wider humanitarian sector of practical approaches to addressing the shortcomings in meeting the communications needs of affected people. It is intended that this evidence will lead to a sector-wide shift in our approach to communicating with disaster-affected communities. PROJECT AIMS 1 Building capacity in CwC among humanitarian practitioners, especially at the local level 2 Generating evidence around the importance of CwC to influence institutional arrangements and policy environments 3 Establishing and investing in CwC Working Groups – local networks to convene stakeholders in humanitarian communications, pilot activities, and provide an enabling environment for CwC For more information about the DEPP in general and the CDAC-N project specifically, visit their page on the Start Network website here. South Sudan, Bangladesh, Philippines
External partner: People's Disaster Risk Reduction Network
External partner: People's Disaster Risk Reduction Network Philippines
Financial Enablers
National organisations are the best-positioned actors to utilise humanitarian resources and coordinate action in a context-appropriate and sustainable…
Financial Enablers National organisations are the best-positioned actors to utilise humanitarian resources and coordinate action in a context-appropriate and sustainable manner during a humanitarian response. Unfortunately, due to constraints such as a lack of capacity, national actors are frequently unable to optimise their contribution towards humanitarian efforts.With this in mind, the Financial Enablers project was conceived to address this capacity gap at the national level, which it does through investing in national collaborative capacity-strengthening agendas. Through the provision of flexible grants as well as partnership brokering support, the project encourages national consortia of NGOs/CSOs to become autonomous, with the ultimate goal of allowing national humanitarian organisations to develop their own solutions for capacity development. The Philippines has been chosen as the pilot country for this project, because it presents a range of opportunities for strengthening existing humanitarian collaborations along with the possibility of generating new ones. KEY ACTIVITIES 1 Calling for national-level applications that incorporate collaboration as the key driver of project implementation 2 A due diligence exercise for identifying prospective consortia of national partners as well as activities eligible for funding 3 Evaluating proposals and funding recommendations 4 Finalising sub-grant agreements 5 Implementing activities to identify and generate evidence for the efficacy of consortia-managed capacity development For more information about the DEPP in general and the Financial Enablers project specifically, visit their page on the Start Network website here. Philippines
Learning Project
The Learning Project is one of the 14 DEPP projects. Led by Action Against Hunger UK, it has…
Learning Project The Learning Project is one of the 14 DEPP projects. Led by Action Against Hunger UK, it has a unique and complex remit. The Learning Project works closely with the other 13 projects to draw out, share and disseminate learning in order to develop an evidence base on project- and programme-related learning and evidence. Two Regional Learning Advisors in Pakistan and Ethiopia work closely with the projects in those regions to capture learnings at national and regional levels, and a central team at the UK level provides the same support globally. Global, regional and national learning events, as well as the online Learning Platform provide spaces for projects to interact and share key lessons. The Learning Project also manages the contract for the independent external evaluation carried out by the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, which aims to improve programme effectiveness, enhance learning, and assess the extent to which the DEPP has provided an effective approach to strengthening response capacity. Coordination and Relationships Robina heads up the Learning Project, overseeing the team and providing strategic direction, as well as maintaining oversight of learning within the programme at all levels, and working closely with the Programme Management Team. Robina and the team are supported by James, who handles all our admin, logistics and finance. Evaluation Hannah (supported by Robina) is responsible for coordinating the independent evaluation of the DEPP, which is being conducted by the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative. Hannah also provides support and advice to projects that are conducting their own evaluations. Regional and In-country Learning and Coordination We have two Regional Learning Advisors, Helen and Shahida, and are in the process of recruiting a further five Country Learning Advisors. These advisors work to improve collaboration across the DEPP portfolio, connecting practitioners at project, consortium, national and regional level. They coordinate learning events in-country… Bangladesh, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Jordan, Kenya, Myanmar, Pakistan, Philippines, South Sudan, Mozambique
Linking Preparedness Resilience and Response
The Linking Preparedness, Resilience and Response (LPRR) project is a learning initiative aiming to identify and improve resilience-building…
Linking Preparedness Resilience and Response The Linking Preparedness, Resilience and Response (LPRR) project is a learning initiative aiming to identify and improve resilience-building strategies in multi-hazard and multi-risk environments globally. This is done by developing and testing new strategies, captured in three work streams. 1  Conflict Prevention: The project will bring together humanitarian and security agencies, capture and compile their existing ways of working on security and resilience and develop new methodologies for resilience programming in multi-risk contexts based on the findings. The new methodologies resulting from these activities will be piloted in Pakistan and Kenya, and revised based on the lessons learned from implementation. 2  Humanitarian Response: The project will study a range of recent humanitarian responses by the eight consortium members. A methodology for designing humanitarian responses will be developed which maximises the long-term resilience of beneficiary communities to future emergencies. The new methodology will be tested in a future humanitarian response, and refined in the light of experience. 3  Learning: Led by King’s College London, findings will inform the practice of the organisations involved in the project, resulting in improved programming and more resilient communities. Findings will be captured and shared to maximise awareness and up-take of the ideas among organisations outside of the project. For more information about the DEPP in general and the LPRR Project specifically, visit their page on the Start Network website here. Bangladesh, Colombia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Myanmar, Pakistan, Philippines, Indonesia
Protection in Practice
Improving the safety of civilians has always been vital to humanitarian response, but given the increase in complex…
Protection in Practice Improving the safety of civilians has always been vital to humanitarian response, but given the increase in complex humanitarian emergencies involving conflict, displacement as well as environmental crises, it has become more important than ever. Whilst local responders are often the first to respond to crises and often have access to locations where civilians are most at risk, there is insufficient support for local and national organisations to integrate protection principles and activities into their responses. The goal of the Protection in Practice project is to strengthen national protection capacity and contribute to transformative change in the humanitarian sector, skewing existing power dynamics. The approach of this project is rooted in shared learning and collaboration amongst consortium members and partners, strengthening protection capacity whilst responding to crises simultaneously through co-implementation and mentoring, as well as providing financial and training support. Project Aims 1 To increase the knowledge and understanding of targeted national humanitarian organisations in order to mainstream protection during crisis response. This goal will be led by the International Rescue Committee and World Vision, and will involve trainings, participatory assessments, ‘remedial’ action plans for rapid response, “champions” to monitor protection activities, and engagement in coordination mechanisms. 2 To build the capacity of five national NGO/CBOs to become protection specialists that will actively participate in response coordination mechanisms. This goal will be implemented by Oxfam GB, and will involve training, mentoring and pilot projects with national organisations, which will provide organisational and individual work experience in protection projects during the first phase of a humanitarian response. 3 To increase knowledge and understanding at the global and national level on capacity-building for national humanitarian organisations. This strand will be implemented by all consortium members and local partners, and will involve engagements with other START projects on capacity-building as well as advocating… Democratic Republic of Congo, South Sudan, Pakistan, Myanmar, Philippines, Lebanon, Turkey
Transforming Surge Capacity
The Transforming Surge Capacity project was conceived to strengthen the ability of global organizations to effectively scale up…
Transforming Surge Capacity The Transforming Surge Capacity project was conceived to strengthen the ability of global organizations to effectively scale up resources for surge capacity (this includes people, money and materials) in a collaborative way to respond to humanitarian emergencies. It is envisioned to be a collective effort involving the private sector, UN agencies, the public sector, the academe and civil society organisations. The project puts a premium on building a localised capacity to scale up support to emergencies and eventually transform surge mechanisms, capacity and process in the future. PROJECT AIMS 1 Strengthened systems for surge capacity at national and regional levels to better complement international surge 2 To move from individual agency surge development to a more collaborative surge development 3 Better integration of civil society capacity with other core stakeholders KEY ELEMENTS 1 Formation of national and regional surge platforms to ensure surge resources are available closer to the frontline 2 Pilot projects on collaborative engagement with the private sector, the academe, and government agencies 3 Embedding training, sharing of good practices and resources, and learning within key project dimensions For more information about the DEPP in general and the  TSC project specifically, visit their page on the Start Network website here. Philippines, Pakistan

Poland

Senegal

Singapore

Somalia

Somaliland

South Africa

South Sudan

Better Dialogue Better Information Better Action (CDAC-N)
The CDAC Network’s Better Dialogue, Better Information, Better Action project aims to improve the delivery of humanitarian assistance…
Better Dialogue Better Information Better Action (CDAC-N) The CDAC Network’s Better Dialogue, Better Information, Better Action project aims to improve the delivery of humanitarian assistance through improved two-way communication with disaster affected populations. An emerging sector in humanitarian relief work, communicating with communities, or ‘CwC’, is about meeting the information and communication needs of communities affected by disasters – both natural and manmade. It is rooted in the assumptions that affected communities are best placed to identify their emergency needs, and that information provision itself is a core humanitarian deliverable alongside others such as food, water and shelter. Harnessing the reach and experience of the CDAC Network and its members, the project will pilot CwC initiatives in Bangladesh and South Sudan. The two countries represent contrasting disaster contexts – the former particularly prone to frequent natural disasters, and the latter experiencing protracted manmade conflict. The learning from these pilots, in conjunction with the global activities of the CDAC Network, will be used to inform the wider humanitarian sector of practical approaches to addressing the shortcomings in meeting the communications needs of affected people. It is intended that this evidence will lead to a sector-wide shift in our approach to communicating with disaster-affected communities. PROJECT AIMS 1 Building capacity in CwC among humanitarian practitioners, especially at the local level 2 Generating evidence around the importance of CwC to influence institutional arrangements and policy environments 3 Establishing and investing in CwC Working Groups – local networks to convene stakeholders in humanitarian communications, pilot activities, and provide an enabling environment for CwC For more information about the DEPP in general and the CDAC-N project specifically, visit their page on the Start Network website here. South Sudan, Bangladesh, Philippines
Learning Project
The Learning Project is one of the 14 DEPP projects. Led by Action Against Hunger UK, it has…
Learning Project The Learning Project is one of the 14 DEPP projects. Led by Action Against Hunger UK, it has a unique and complex remit. The Learning Project works closely with the other 13 projects to draw out, share and disseminate learning in order to develop an evidence base on project- and programme-related learning and evidence. Two Regional Learning Advisors in Pakistan and Ethiopia work closely with the projects in those regions to capture learnings at national and regional levels, and a central team at the UK level provides the same support globally. Global, regional and national learning events, as well as the online Learning Platform provide spaces for projects to interact and share key lessons. The Learning Project also manages the contract for the independent external evaluation carried out by the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, which aims to improve programme effectiveness, enhance learning, and assess the extent to which the DEPP has provided an effective approach to strengthening response capacity. Coordination and Relationships Robina heads up the Learning Project, overseeing the team and providing strategic direction, as well as maintaining oversight of learning within the programme at all levels, and working closely with the Programme Management Team. Robina and the team are supported by James, who handles all our admin, logistics and finance. Evaluation Hannah (supported by Robina) is responsible for coordinating the independent evaluation of the DEPP, which is being conducted by the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative. Hannah also provides support and advice to projects that are conducting their own evaluations. Regional and In-country Learning and Coordination We have two Regional Learning Advisors, Helen and Shahida, and are in the process of recruiting a further five Country Learning Advisors. These advisors work to improve collaboration across the DEPP portfolio, connecting practitioners at project, consortium, national and regional level. They coordinate learning events in-country… Bangladesh, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Jordan, Kenya, Myanmar, Pakistan, Philippines, South Sudan, Mozambique
Protection in Practice
Improving the safety of civilians has always been vital to humanitarian response, but given the increase in complex…
Protection in Practice Improving the safety of civilians has always been vital to humanitarian response, but given the increase in complex humanitarian emergencies involving conflict, displacement as well as environmental crises, it has become more important than ever. Whilst local responders are often the first to respond to crises and often have access to locations where civilians are most at risk, there is insufficient support for local and national organisations to integrate protection principles and activities into their responses. The goal of the Protection in Practice project is to strengthen national protection capacity and contribute to transformative change in the humanitarian sector, skewing existing power dynamics. The approach of this project is rooted in shared learning and collaboration amongst consortium members and partners, strengthening protection capacity whilst responding to crises simultaneously through co-implementation and mentoring, as well as providing financial and training support. Project Aims 1 To increase the knowledge and understanding of targeted national humanitarian organisations in order to mainstream protection during crisis response. This goal will be led by the International Rescue Committee and World Vision, and will involve trainings, participatory assessments, ‘remedial’ action plans for rapid response, “champions” to monitor protection activities, and engagement in coordination mechanisms. 2 To build the capacity of five national NGO/CBOs to become protection specialists that will actively participate in response coordination mechanisms. This goal will be implemented by Oxfam GB, and will involve training, mentoring and pilot projects with national organisations, which will provide organisational and individual work experience in protection projects during the first phase of a humanitarian response. 3 To increase knowledge and understanding at the global and national level on capacity-building for national humanitarian organisations. This strand will be implemented by all consortium members and local partners, and will involve engagements with other START projects on capacity-building as well as advocating… Democratic Republic of Congo, South Sudan, Pakistan, Myanmar, Philippines, Lebanon, Turkey

Spain

Sudan

Better Dialogue Better Information Better Action (CDAC-N)
The CDAC Network’s Better Dialogue, Better Information, Better Action project aims to improve the delivery of humanitarian assistance…
Better Dialogue Better Information Better Action (CDAC-N) The CDAC Network’s Better Dialogue, Better Information, Better Action project aims to improve the delivery of humanitarian assistance through improved two-way communication with disaster affected populations. An emerging sector in humanitarian relief work, communicating with communities, or ‘CwC’, is about meeting the information and communication needs of communities affected by disasters – both natural and manmade. It is rooted in the assumptions that affected communities are best placed to identify their emergency needs, and that information provision itself is a core humanitarian deliverable alongside others such as food, water and shelter. Harnessing the reach and experience of the CDAC Network and its members, the project will pilot CwC initiatives in Bangladesh and South Sudan. The two countries represent contrasting disaster contexts – the former particularly prone to frequent natural disasters, and the latter experiencing protracted manmade conflict. The learning from these pilots, in conjunction with the global activities of the CDAC Network, will be used to inform the wider humanitarian sector of practical approaches to addressing the shortcomings in meeting the communications needs of affected people. It is intended that this evidence will lead to a sector-wide shift in our approach to communicating with disaster-affected communities. PROJECT AIMS 1 Building capacity in CwC among humanitarian practitioners, especially at the local level 2 Generating evidence around the importance of CwC to influence institutional arrangements and policy environments 3 Establishing and investing in CwC Working Groups – local networks to convene stakeholders in humanitarian communications, pilot activities, and provide an enabling environment for CwC For more information about the DEPP in general and the CDAC-N project specifically, visit their page on the Start Network website here. South Sudan, Bangladesh, Philippines
Learning Project
The Learning Project is one of the 14 DEPP projects. Led by Action Against Hunger UK, it has…
Learning Project The Learning Project is one of the 14 DEPP projects. Led by Action Against Hunger UK, it has a unique and complex remit. The Learning Project works closely with the other 13 projects to draw out, share and disseminate learning in order to develop an evidence base on project- and programme-related learning and evidence. Two Regional Learning Advisors in Pakistan and Ethiopia work closely with the projects in those regions to capture learnings at national and regional levels, and a central team at the UK level provides the same support globally. Global, regional and national learning events, as well as the online Learning Platform provide spaces for projects to interact and share key lessons. The Learning Project also manages the contract for the independent external evaluation carried out by the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, which aims to improve programme effectiveness, enhance learning, and assess the extent to which the DEPP has provided an effective approach to strengthening response capacity. Coordination and Relationships Robina heads up the Learning Project, overseeing the team and providing strategic direction, as well as maintaining oversight of learning within the programme at all levels, and working closely with the Programme Management Team. Robina and the team are supported by James, who handles all our admin, logistics and finance. Evaluation Hannah (supported by Robina) is responsible for coordinating the independent evaluation of the DEPP, which is being conducted by the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative. Hannah also provides support and advice to projects that are conducting their own evaluations. Regional and In-country Learning and Coordination We have two Regional Learning Advisors, Helen and Shahida, and are in the process of recruiting a further five Country Learning Advisors. These advisors work to improve collaboration across the DEPP portfolio, connecting practitioners at project, consortium, national and regional level. They coordinate learning events in-country… Bangladesh, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Jordan, Kenya, Myanmar, Pakistan, Philippines, South Sudan, Mozambique
Protection in Practice
Improving the safety of civilians has always been vital to humanitarian response, but given the increase in complex…
Protection in Practice Improving the safety of civilians has always been vital to humanitarian response, but given the increase in complex humanitarian emergencies involving conflict, displacement as well as environmental crises, it has become more important than ever. Whilst local responders are often the first to respond to crises and often have access to locations where civilians are most at risk, there is insufficient support for local and national organisations to integrate protection principles and activities into their responses. The goal of the Protection in Practice project is to strengthen national protection capacity and contribute to transformative change in the humanitarian sector, skewing existing power dynamics. The approach of this project is rooted in shared learning and collaboration amongst consortium members and partners, strengthening protection capacity whilst responding to crises simultaneously through co-implementation and mentoring, as well as providing financial and training support. Project Aims 1 To increase the knowledge and understanding of targeted national humanitarian organisations in order to mainstream protection during crisis response. This goal will be led by the International Rescue Committee and World Vision, and will involve trainings, participatory assessments, ‘remedial’ action plans for rapid response, “champions” to monitor protection activities, and engagement in coordination mechanisms. 2 To build the capacity of five national NGO/CBOs to become protection specialists that will actively participate in response coordination mechanisms. This goal will be implemented by Oxfam GB, and will involve training, mentoring and pilot projects with national organisations, which will provide organisational and individual work experience in protection projects during the first phase of a humanitarian response. 3 To increase knowledge and understanding at the global and national level on capacity-building for national humanitarian organisations. This strand will be implemented by all consortium members and local partners, and will involve engagements with other START projects on capacity-building as well as advocating… Democratic Republic of Congo, South Sudan, Pakistan, Myanmar, Philippines, Lebanon, Turkey

Sweden

Switzerland

Syria

Tanzania

Thailand

Turkey

Protection in Practice
Improving the safety of civilians has always been vital to humanitarian response, but given the increase in complex…
Protection in Practice Improving the safety of civilians has always been vital to humanitarian response, but given the increase in complex humanitarian emergencies involving conflict, displacement as well as environmental crises, it has become more important than ever. Whilst local responders are often the first to respond to crises and often have access to locations where civilians are most at risk, there is insufficient support for local and national organisations to integrate protection principles and activities into their responses. The goal of the Protection in Practice project is to strengthen national protection capacity and contribute to transformative change in the humanitarian sector, skewing existing power dynamics. The approach of this project is rooted in shared learning and collaboration amongst consortium members and partners, strengthening protection capacity whilst responding to crises simultaneously through co-implementation and mentoring, as well as providing financial and training support. Project Aims 1 To increase the knowledge and understanding of targeted national humanitarian organisations in order to mainstream protection during crisis response. This goal will be led by the International Rescue Committee and World Vision, and will involve trainings, participatory assessments, ‘remedial’ action plans for rapid response, “champions” to monitor protection activities, and engagement in coordination mechanisms. 2 To build the capacity of five national NGO/CBOs to become protection specialists that will actively participate in response coordination mechanisms. This goal will be implemented by Oxfam GB, and will involve training, mentoring and pilot projects with national organisations, which will provide organisational and individual work experience in protection projects during the first phase of a humanitarian response. 3 To increase knowledge and understanding at the global and national level on capacity-building for national humanitarian organisations. This strand will be implemented by all consortium members and local partners, and will involve engagements with other START projects on capacity-building as well as advocating… Democratic Republic of Congo, South Sudan, Pakistan, Myanmar, Philippines, Lebanon, Turkey

UK

USA

Yemen

Zimbabwe

Events Clear all

Africa

Asia

Australia

Bangladesh

March

1
Talent Development Graduation Ceremony Entry-Level Cohort 1
EXACT DATE TBC
Talent Development Graduation Ceremony Entry-Level Cohort 1 March 1, 2017 Bangladesh
1
Talent Development Marketing Event for Bangladesh Entry Level
Jobs Fair EXACT DATE TBC
Talent Development Marketing Event for Bangladesh Entry Level March 1, 2017 Bangladesh
10
StP Power Award 2017
Power of women in emergency response
StP Power Award 2017 March 10, 2017 Bangladesh
17
CDAC-N Knowledge Learning Event
CDAC-N Knowledge Learning Event March 17, 2017 Bangladesh

April

1
Talent Development Leadership Programme Networking Evening
EXACT DATE TBC
Talent Development Leadership Programme Networking Evening April 1, 2017 Bangladesh
17
CDAC-N CwC Earthquake Simulation
CDAC-N CwC Earthquake Simulation April 17, 2017 Bangladesh
18
National Learning Conference
National Learning Conference April 18, 2017 Bangladesh

May

1
StP DEPP Joint Event
EXACT DATE TBC
StP DEPP Joint Event May 1, 2017 Bangladesh
1
StP Power Cafe
EXACT DATE TBC
StP Power Cafe May 1, 2017 Bangladesh

June

1
CDAC-N MSP Exchange Visit
CDAC-N MSP Exchange Visit June 1, 2017 Bangladesh
1
Talent Development Graduation Ceremony Mid-Level
EXACT DATE TBC
Talent Development Graduation Ceremony Mid-Level June 1, 2017 Bangladesh
1
DEPP Labs Launch Event
EXACT DATE TBC
DEPP Labs Launch Event June 1, 2017 Bangladesh
1
CDAC-N Launch Media LNND-SCAPE Guide
EXACT DATE TBC
CDAC-N Launch Media LNND-SCAPE Guide June 1, 2017 Bangladesh

August

1
StP Power Cafe
EXACT DATE TBC
StP Power Cafe August 1, 2017 Bangladesh
1
CDAC-N Launch Message Library
EXACT DATE TBC
CDAC-N Launch Message Library August 1, 2017 Bangladesh
1
CDAC-N FFM CwC Dissemination Events
Seven events over the course of August EXACT DATES TBC
CDAC-N FFM CwC Dissemination Events August 1, 2017 Bangladesh
1
StP NAHAB Learning Event
EXACT DATE TBC
StP NAHAB Learning Event August 1, 2017 Bangladesh
1
Talent Development Graduation Ceremony Entry Level Cohort 2
EXACT DATE TBC
Talent Development Graduation Ceremony Entry Level Cohort 2 August 1, 2017 Bangladesh

November

1
StP Power Cafe
EXACT DATE TBC
StP Power Cafe November 1, 2017 Bangladesh

Belgium

Benin

Botswana

Cambodia

Cameroon

Central African Republic

Colombia

Comoros

Croatia

Denmark

Ecuador

France

Ghana

Global

Greece

Guinea

Indonesia

Japan

Kenya

April

17
Learning Project Joint HLA Event
Learning Project Joint HLA Event April 17, 2017 Kenya

June

1
CDAC-N CwC Simulation
EXACT DATE TBC
CDAC-N CwC Simulation June 1, 2017 Kenya
1
Talent Development Graduation Ceremony Mid-Level
EXACT DATE TBC
Talent Development Graduation Ceremony Mid-Level June 1, 2017 Kenya

July

1
DEPP Labs Launch Event in Kenya
EXACT DATE TBC
DEPP Labs Launch Event in Kenya July 1, 2017 Kenya

August

1
DEPP Labs Global Launch Event
EXACT DATE TBC
DEPP Labs Global Launch Event August 1, 2017 Kenya

September

1
Talent Development Graduation Mid-Level
EXACT DATE TBC
Talent Development Graduation Mid-Level September 1, 2017 Kenya

October

1
Talent Development Graduation Ceremony Mid-Level
EXACT DATE TBC
Talent Development Graduation Ceremony Mid-Level October 1, 2017 Kenya
5
LPRR: Shall communities respond to disasters, given a chance?
Shall communities respond to disasters, given a chance? Speakers Becky Murphy, lead researcher Kings College London, Justin Corbett,…
LPRR: Shall communities respond to disasters, given a chance? October 5, 2017 Kenya

November

1
The Kenya National Platform For Disaster Risk Reduction: The Fifth National Symposium On Disaster Risk Reduction
The National Symposium on Disaster Risk Reduction, an initiative of the National Platform has been held since 2013.…
The Kenya National Platform For Disaster Risk Reduction: The Fifth National Symposium On Disaster Risk Reduction November 1, 2017 Kenya

February

27
Aid & Development Africa Summit 2018
This two day conference features four different streams and attracts 350 senior attendees from regional governments, UN agencies,…
Aid & Development Africa Summit 2018 February 27, 2018 Kenya

Lebanon

Mexico

Mozambique

Nepal

Netherlands

Nigeria

Norway

occupied Palestinian territories

Poland

Senegal

Singapore

Somalia

Somaliland

South Africa

South Sudan

Spain

Sudan

Sweden

Syria

Thailand

November

27
Humanitarian HR Asia Conference 2017: Building Resilient Organisations in a Changing Humanitarian Sector
This year the CHS Alliance Humanitarian Human Resources (HHR) Asia conference will take place in Bangkok on 27 – 29 November.…
Humanitarian HR Asia Conference 2017: Building Resilient Organisations in a Changing Humanitarian Sector November 27, 2017 Thailand

December

12
ADRRN Partnership Event 2017: Localisation Through Innovation for Building a Resilient Asia – Day 1
Considering the hydro-meteorological risks Asia faces, and the vision of ADRRN, the key theme for this year’s RIF-Asia…
ADRRN Partnership Event 2017: Localisation Through Innovation for Building a Resilient Asia – Day 1 December 12, 2017 Thailand
13
Localisation in Action in Asia Dialogue 2017
Throughout the World Humanitarian Summit and in related commitments such as the Grand Bargain, there have been extensive…
Localisation in Action in Asia Dialogue 2017 December 13, 2017 Thailand
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ADRRN Partnership Event 2017: Localisation Through Innovation For Building A Resilient Asia – Day 2
Considering the hydro-meteorological risks Asia faces, and the vision of ADRRN, the key theme for this year’s RIF-Asia…
ADRRN Partnership Event 2017: Localisation Through Innovation For Building A Resilient Asia – Day 2 December 13, 2017 Thailand
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ADRRN Partnership Event 2017: Localisation Through Innovation For Building A Resilient Asia – Day 3
Considering the hydro-meteorological risks Asia faces, and the vision of ADRRN, the key theme for this year’s RIF-Asia…
ADRRN Partnership Event 2017: Localisation Through Innovation For Building A Resilient Asia – Day 3 December 14, 2017 Thailand

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UK

October

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Partnership Brokers Training, UK
A 4-day skills development course for those involved in brokering and managing multi-stakeholder partnerships. London, United Kingdom 17-18…
Partnership Brokers Training, UK October 17, 2016 UK
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Staff Care and Wellbeing For Emergency Response – Transforming Surge Capacity project
With a number of recent studies highlighting that humanitarian staff are experiencing stress, anxiety, and burnout – more…
Staff Care and Wellbeing For Emergency Response – Transforming Surge Capacity project October 25, 2016 UK

May

4
TSC Role of Women in Surge – London
TSC Role of Women in Surge – London May 4, 2017 UK
8
Start for Change
Start for Change May 8, 2017 UK
8
DEPP Collaboration Day
This collaboration day is being held at ActionAid UK and lunch will be provided. The day is due…
DEPP Collaboration Day May 8, 2017 UK

July

12
Learning Platform Training Webinar
Wednesday 12th July, 08:00 (GMT +1) Join this training webinar to learn all about the Learning Platform! You…
Learning Platform Training Webinar July 12, 2017 UK
12
Learning Platform Training Webinar
Wednesday 12th July, 13:00 (GMT +1) Join this webinar to learn all about the Learning Platform! You can…
Learning Platform Training Webinar July 12, 2017 UK
13
Learning Platform Training Webinar
Thursday 13th July, 09:00 (GMT +1) Join this webinar to learn all about the Learning Platform! You can access…
Learning Platform Training Webinar July 13, 2017 UK
13
DEPP Learning Report Webinar
Thursday 13th July, 10:00 (GMT +1) Join this short webinar to hear about the findings of the 2016-2017…
DEPP Learning Report Webinar July 13, 2017 UK

August

1
August Collaboration Day
EXACT DATE TBC
August Collaboration Day August 1, 2017 UK
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Webinar: How Can Agencies Encourage More Women in Humanitarian Action
Join the Transforming Surge Capacity Project’s webinar to discuss a newly published report which recognises there is a significant…
Webinar: How Can Agencies Encourage More Women in Humanitarian Action August 3, 2017 UK

September

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Learning Series Week 1: Building a Case Study
TAMAR GABAY, Senior MEL Officer, Action Against Hunger MARIAGNI ELLINA, Senior Project Officer, Action Against Hunger Case studies…
Learning Series Week 1: Building a Case Study September 13, 2017 UK
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Learning Series 13 Sep-22 Nov
Join the Learning Project, expert guests and partners for the Learning Series, a 10-part series of webinars in…
Learning Series 13 Sep-22 Nov September 13, 2017 UK
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Learning Series Week 3: Lessons Papers
ROBINA SHAHEEN – Head of Global MEL, DEPP, Action Against Hunger PAUL GUNARATNAM – Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and…
Learning Series Week 3: Lessons Papers September 27, 2017 UK

October

4
Learning Series Week 4: Localisation 1 – working with national and local partners
International humanitarian actors often fail to engage early enough (or at all) with local and national actors, including…
Learning Series Week 4: Localisation 1 – working with national and local partners October 4, 2017 UK
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Learning Series Week 5: Collaboration
Facilitator: Elizabeth Smith, Senior MEL Officer, DEPP Learning Project The complexity and urgency of humanitarian emergencies demands a…
Learning Series Week 5: Collaboration October 11, 2017 UK
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Learning Series Week 6: Identifying, Synthesising and Packaging Learning
What do we mean by learning? Why do we need learning in the humanitarian sector? How can we…
Learning Series Week 6: Identifying, Synthesising and Packaging Learning October 18, 2017 UK
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Learning Series Week 7: Preparedness Systems
BLANDINA BOBSON – ACTIONAID KENYA HUSSAIN ULLAH – UN OCHA PAKISTAN DONNA M. LAGDAMEO – RED CROSS RED…
Learning Series Week 7: Preparedness Systems October 25, 2017 UK

November

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Learning Series Week 8: Localisation of Learning
A panel discussion moderated by Dyan Rodriguez, Philippines Country Learning Advisor, DEPP Learning Project Panellists: Azmat Khan, CEO,…
Learning Series Week 8: Localisation of Learning November 1, 2017 UK
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Learning Series Week 9: Localisation 2 – Contextualisation
Facilitator: Shahida Arif, Asia Regional Learning Advisor, DEPP Learning Project “Localisation of aid” has become a key policy…
Learning Series Week 9: Localisation 2 – Contextualisation November 8, 2017 UK
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Financial Sustainability of Surge Study: Webinar
What are the best approaches in funding surge capacity? In research conducted as part of the Transforming Surge Capacity project,…
Financial Sustainability of Surge Study: Webinar November 9, 2017 UK
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Learning Series Week 10: Online Learning Systems
    IDA AAGENAES – Communications & Learning Officer, DEPP Learning Project, Action Against Hunger , joined by the…
Learning Series Week 10: Online Learning Systems November 15, 2017 UK
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Humanitarian Resilience Week: How can we develop a better humanitarian response
The Disasters & Emergencies Preparedness Programme are delighted to invite you to the “Humanitarian Resilience Week” event in…
Humanitarian Resilience Week: How can we develop a better humanitarian response November 20, 2017 UK
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The Future of Surge
The ‘Future for Humanitarian Surge‘ event will bring together decision makers and key humanitarian actors to create a…
The Future of Surge November 20, 2017 UK
21
The Future for Individual Humanitarian Capacity-Building
Humanitarian disasters are increasing in both frequency and severity, and there is more need than ever to ensure…
The Future for Individual Humanitarian Capacity-Building November 21, 2017 UK
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The Future of Humanitarian Resilience
The Disasters & Emergencies Preparedness Programme are delighted to invite you to the ‘Future of Humanitarian Resilience’ day…
The Future of Humanitarian Resilience November 22, 2017 UK
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The Future is Local
The Learning Project and Shifting the Power project are hosting a day focused on Localisation. This will be…
The Future is Local November 23, 2017 UK
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November Collaboration Day
The final DEPP Collaboration day is scheduled to take place on Friday 24th November. Location TBC
November Collaboration Day November 24, 2017 UK
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Coaching and Mentoring in Humanitarian Response
This webinar by the Humanitarian Leadership Academy, Coaching and Mentoring in Humanitarian Response, will be held on Wednesday…
Coaching and Mentoring in Humanitarian Response November 29, 2017 UK

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