CERF 6 - Working with Partners E Jul2012

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WORKING WITH PARTNERS
Objectives of this session
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Understand how NGOs can benefit from the CERF Fund
• How NGOs benefit from CERF
• Alternatives for accessing CERF
• Field-based prioritization and NGOs
• Recommendations
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The role of the government in the CERF process
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How do NGOs benefit from CERF
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NGOs receive funding indirectly as
implementing partners of UN
agencies and IOM
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NGOs, along with other
humanitarian partners, also benefit
from common services
Sudanese refugees from Darfur. UNHCR trucks deliver WFP food to a center in
Djabal camp, which hosts 14,000 refugees from Darfur [Photo: UNHCR/Caux]
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Alternatives for accessing CERF
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Cluster leads proposing stand alone NGO
projects for funding and assisting with the
channeling of funding to NGOs
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Finding an “administrative agent”; for instance,
UNDP proposed NGO projects for funding and
then passed the money to the NGOs for
implementation
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Accessing other pooled funds (ERFs and CHFs)
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Field-based prioritization and NGOs
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CERF guidance encourages RC/HCs to engage broader humanitarian actors
in the prioritization of needs and the grant request
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NGOs can be more flexible in some cases to access hard to reach areas to
assist people in need
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CERF is not about dividing the cake but improving response
Action Points
• Strengthen the Humanitarian Country Teams and ensure broader NGO
participation
• Be proactive at sharing /obtaining information
• Joint needs assessments
• Use the Financial Tracking System
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Principles of Partnership (2007)
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Global Humanitarian Platform
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Equality: respect between members (mandates, obligations and independence)
and recognize each other's constraints and commitments.
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Transparency: increase the level of trust by dialogue and sharing information
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Result-oriented approach: based on effective capabilities and concrete operational
capacities.
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Responsibility: ethical obligation to each other to accomplish tasks responsibly,
with integrity and in a relevant and appropriate way
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Complementarity: build on comparative advantages of partners and complement
each other’s contributions, taking into consideration local organizations
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The role of the Government in the CERF process
CERF prioritization and projects should be done in consultation with relevant
government actors and country response plans, under RC/HC leadership.
However, no official proof of endorsement of a CERF project is required when
submitting the application package.
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Government agencies are common
implementation partners in CERF
projects CERF can cover government
DSA, travel and operation costs, but
cannot fund regular government salaries.
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Please read also the IASC Operational Guidance for cluster lead agencies
on working with national authorities, July 2011
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Awareness and information
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CERF guidance material
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3 NGO consortia participate in the IASC Humanitarian Financing Group
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NGOs have been included in field based CERF training sessions
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Studies by Oxfam and Save The Children on CERF website
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Role of NGOs discussed with the Advisory Group
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NGOs were invited to comment on life-saving criteria
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Recommended next steps
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Establish clearer instructions from the CERF
Secretariat to UN agencies and IOM on
increased involvement and participation of
NGOs in planning, implementation and joint
evaluation of CERF-funded projects
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Encourage discussion at IASC Humanitarian
Financing Group regarding timeliness of
pass-through funding to NGOs
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RESOURCE
MATERIALS
Save the Children's experience with CERF in 2007
Save the Children, June 2007
The UN Central Emergency Response Fund One Year On
Oxfam Briefing Paper, 9th March 2007
The NGOs and Humanitarian Reform Project,
Basic Information Leaflet on Financing
The Humanitarian Reform Project, June 2010
IASC Operational Guidance for cluster lead agencies
on working with national authorities
IASC, 1st July 2011
Available on the CERF website: http://cerf.un.org
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