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Webinar: Bilateral funding – trends, challenges and opportunities for NGOs

 

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While bilateral funding between implementing organizations and donors can reduce transfer and administrative costs, such direct funding relationships can sometimes lead to challenges for NGOs. Different rules and requirements, pre-qualification requirements, delayed disbursements, and overly restrictive budget lines are just some of the issues frequently faced by NGOs.

Nonetheless, the Grand Bargain aims at bringing donors closer to implementing organizations and overcoming these challenges. At the same time, emerging donors are becoming increasingly important sources of funding for humanitarian organizations. In order to better understand this changing context for NGO access to bilateral funding, join us for the fourth session of the learning stream on humanitarian financing, jointly organized by ICVA and PHAP.

Speakers

To be announced

Co-hosts

Angharad Laing

Executive Director, PHAP

Melissa Pitotti

Head of Policy, ICVA

 

 

Event Date: 
Tuesday, December 6, 2016 -
10:30 to 12:00
Organiser or Host: 
ICVA and PHAP
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Webinar
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Webinar: Learning Stream on Humanitarian Financing: Pooled funding – how can NGOs engage?

 

Pooled funding - how  can NGOs engage?

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Pooled funds have enabled more timely and flexible funding for responding to sudden humanitarian crises, and have made it possible to operate in otherwise underfunded emergency settings. In the context of the World Humanitarian Summit, the UN Secretary-General (SG) recommended that member states and other donors should double the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to $1 billion, with the Grand Bargain calling for an exploration of whether NGOs could directly access CERF. The SG also called to increase the aid funneled through the Country-based Pooled Funds (CBPFs) to 15 per cent by 2018. Given the current and growing importance of pooled funding, it is important that humanitarian NGOs understand how these mechanisms function and how they can be accessed in order to be part of improving the overall response to humanitarian crises.

NGOs are also managing a growing number of pooled funding mechanisms. The START fund(established and managed by a consortium of NGOs) is providing a quick alternative avenue for NGOs to access timely humanitarian funding. The NEAR Network is exploring options for NGO-run pooled funds at the local level.

In the third session of the learning stream on humanitarian financing, jointly organized by ICVA and PHAP, participants will be provided with an overview of the different existing pooled funding mechanisms with a focus on the CBPFs, and pooled funds managed by NGOs. Guest experts will also address current challenges and opportunities regarding NGO access to pooled funds, followed by an opportunity to questions and answers.

Learning objectives

  • Awareness of the different existing pooled funds and familiarity with their raison d'être and history
  • Understanding of how NGOs can access the main pooled financing mechanisms, including the CERF, CBPFs, and NGO-led pooled funds
  • Awareness of the main challenges and opportunities for NGOs to access pooled funding
  • Knowledge of the different sources of information on humanitarian pooled funding

Speakers

Fernando Hesse

Head, Policy and Partnerships Unit, Funding Coordination Section (FCS), UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)

Ben Garbutt

Humanitarian Funding Manager, Oxfam

 

Deepak Sardiwal

Start Fund Officer, Start Network

 

Rezaul Karim Chowdhury

Executive Director, Coastal Association for Social Transformation Trust (COAST)

 

Cohosts

Angharad Laing

Executive Director, PHAP

Melissa Pitotti

Head of Policy, ICVA

 

 

Event Date: 
Thursday, November 10, 2016 -
10:30 to 12:00
Organiser or Host: 
ICVA and PHAP
Venue: 
Webinar
Link: 
https://phap.org/civicrm/event/info?id=377
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Webinar: UN humanitarian funding – demystifying NGO access

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UN agencies often partner with international and local NGOs to implement humanitarian assistance and protection. NGOs, on their part, are faced with the challenge of understanding and dealing with different, and often complex, UN partnership frameworks. Understanding how these frameworks function and how humanitarian funding through the UN is evolving, will be the topic of the second session of the learning stream on humanitarian financing, jointly organized by ICVA and PHAP.

In this session, experts from two major agencies – the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the World Food Program (WFP) – will present their organizations’ approaches to implementing partnerships and discuss challenges related to the existing funding modalities together with an NGO representative. Participants will be provided with an overview of key procedures, as well as trends and challenges regarding UN humanitarian funding opportunities for NGOs.

Event Date: 
Wednesday, October 12, 2016 -
10:30 to 12:00
Organiser or Host: 
ICVA and PHAP
Venue: 
Webinar
Link: 
https://phap.org/12oct2016/register
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