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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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The humanitarian financing landscape - realities and emerging trends for NGOs

 

Humanitarian financing worldwide is changing – how does it impact NGOs active in humanitarian work? Join us for the first learning session on demystifying humanitarian financing, organized jointly by ICVA and PHAP, and hear from experts from OECD, Development Initiatives, and World Vision regarding the current state of humanitarian financing and how recent trends are affecting NGOs.

The first session of this series will concentrate on the current realities and emerging trends of humanitarian financing. Participants will be provided with an overview of the different traditional and emerging financing streams coexisting in the humanitarian sector, with a focus on how NGOs access humanitarian funding and the challenges they currently face.

Learning objectives

  • Knowledge of the overall size, composition, and flows of global humanitarian financing
  • Familiarity with the key traditional and emerging humanitarianfinancing streamsfunding channels, and donors
  • Awareness of the main trends and opportunities affecting NGOs’ access to humanitarian financing
  • Awareness of the main challenges and limitations that NGOs encounter in accessing humanitarian financing
  • Familiarity with different sources of information on humanitarian financing

Event time

Thursday, 15 September 2016

New York: 04:30 - 06:00
London: 09:30 - 11:00
Geneva: 10:30 - 12:00
Amman: 11:30 - 13:00
Nairobi: 11:30 - 13:00
Bangkok: 15:30 - 17:00
Manila: 16:30 - 18:00

To see when the live session will take place in your time zone, click here.

Target audience and event access

The stream specifically targets NGO staff, including field, policy and HQ staff, but all live sessions are open to anyone interested in improving their understanding of humanitarian financing.. In order to join the event, please register in advance at phap.org/15Sep2016/register

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Speakers

Cyprien Fabre

Humanitarian Policy Analyst - Fragility, Conflicts and Humanitarian Aid at OECD

Julian Srodecki

Technical Director of Humanitarian Grants at World Vision

 

Sophia Swithern

Head of Research and Analysis at Development Initiatives

Co-hosts

Angharad Laing

Executive Director, PHAP

Melissa Pitotti

Head of Policy, ICVA

 

 

Event Date: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016 -
10:30 to 12:00
Organiser or Host: 
ICVA and PHAP
Venue: 
Webinar
Link: 
https://phap.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=371
Language: 
Subject: