Discussions on the humanitarian programme cycle and parallel work under the Grand Bargain have highlighted the criticality of stronger joint needs assessments and analysis as a pre-condition to credible and well-funded Humanitarian Response Plans (HRPs). While other factors come into play, methodologically sound and holistic needs assessments are essential for informed decision making.
While the Coronavirus pandemic means that the Co-convenors of the workstream 3 (Increase the use and coordination of cash-based programming) were unable to hold the annual Grand Bargain cash workstream workshop in person this year, they were keen to keep u
Many of our staff have been affected directly or indirectly by manifestations of racism and racial discrimination. It is incumbent upon us to examine and address racism and racial discrimination within our own organizations and in the humanitarian sector, including by expanding diversity at all levels in our workplaces, and fostering more inclusive and diverse ways of working.
The NewYork Times
By Rick Gladstone
Sept. 5, 2020
The first famines of the coronavirus era could soon hit four chronically food-deprived conflict areas — Yemen, South Sudan, northeast Nigeria and the Democratic Republic of Congo — the top humanitarian official of the United Nations has warned.
The Grand Bargain Annual Independent Report 2020 demonstrated that the efforts of Humanitarian Country Teams (HCTs), UN Country Teams, NGO and donor fora and individual Signatories have resulted in an array of pilots, initiatives and programmes instituted at country and crisis level in 2019 in support of the core commitments and other areas of the Grand Bargain.
The Grand Bargain Annual Meeting 2020 took place online on 24 and 25 June 2020, chaired by the Grand Bargain Eminent Person, Minister Sigrid Kaag. Mr. Mark Lowcock, Emergency Relief Coordinator, joined the discussion on the second day.
Women and girls are negatively and disproportionately impacted by disasters and conflict. These crises affect their life expectancy, education, maternal health, livelihoods, nutrition, and the levels of violence they experience.
This report contributes to the broader set of efforts by women’s rights stakeholders to identify and share ways that the transformative potential of the Grand Bargain might also be realized for women and girls.
This video is an adaptation of the children’s book, My Hero is You, released in early 2020 to help educate children around the world about COVID-19. The original book was created by mental health and psychosocial support experts from the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC), the highest-level humanitarian coordination forum of the United Nations.