IAHE CAR 2016 - Strategic Leadership in Chronic Emergencies
The IASC should learn lessons about “strategic” leadership in a chronic emergency. To that end, it should consider:
i. Recognizing the importance of “strategic” leadership in chronic emergencies like that of the Central African Republic.
ii. Recognizing the importance of leadership including HCT leadership for coordination, the importance of enabling structures, and the limitations of relying on the ‘right people’ model.
iii. Examining why mechanisms worked poorly despite relatively generous funding.
iv. Articulating clear added value of United Nations-led strategic coordination in an emergency, including by streamlining its functioning, and ensuring its interrelated mechanisms – the HCT, ICC, clusters and information management – are either fit for purpose or deactivated.