In order to increase efficiency in managing partnership agreements, UNHCR has further refined its risk-based approach whereby NGO partners are grouped into 3 categories - A (high-capacity/low-risk), B (medium), C (low-capacity/high-risk). For existing partners, the categorization is based on previous audits and assessments of internal controls. If a partner has been assessed by UNICEF, UNFPA, UNDP (the Harmonized Approach to Cash Transfers/HACT agencies) or by OCHA Country Based Pooled Fund (CBPF), then UNHCR Representatives have the discretion to take that rating into account.
Call for country-based co-facilitators
The Localisation Workstream is seeking self-nominations for potential country-based co-facilitators to support the dialogue processes on localisation. Nominations should be submitted together by at least three co-facilitators, one of which must be a local actor and one a GB signatory.
The Netherlands is looking for a consultancy for a study to be conducted in the next few months on efforts and progress towards addressing the Humanitarian Financing Gap.
The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 has led to an increase of humanitarian needs. While donors have rushed to increase their financial contributions to the global humanitarian response, a gap between humanitarian needs and available humanitarian resources persist.
The Data Entry and Exploration Platform (DEEP) is an open-source inter-agency initiative offering a structured way to compile, process, store and share qualitative data and information for use in humanitarian and development needs analysis, while encouraging collaboration and transparency.
These messages address the climate change related concerns in the context of humanitarian action and COVID-19. The objective of these key messages is to facilitate consistent messaging among IASC members during upcoming climate change events in 2020. This includes the announcement of the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and the UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson to co-host an event convening global leaders on 12 December 2020 to rally greater climate action and ambition.
The issue paper contributes to inter-agency reflections on what the Peace component of the HDPN might and can look like, with an emphasis on the possible engagement pathways along a peace spectrum within humanitarian action. This paper outlines how humanitarian actors can ensure context and conflict analysis and conflict-sensitivity in their own programming. The paper also provides clarity on the full spectrum of peace actions to contribute to improving the complementarity, coordination and/or collaboration between humanitarian, development and peace actions.
Established in 2007, the Child Protection Area of Responsibility (CP AoR) within the Global Protection Cluster (GPC), led by UNICEF, is the global-level forum for the coordination of Child Protection in huma
Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator
Mark Lowcock Speech at the Paris Institute for Political Science
The Greater Sahel: How To Avert A Looming Tragedy
A Virtual Speech, New York, 13 October 2020