Enhancing the Potential of Pooled Funds for Localisation
We are pleased to invite you to the Grand Bargain Localisation Workstream webinar “Enhancing the Potential of Pooled Funds for Localisation” to be held next Wednesday, 2 December from 14:00 to 15:30 CET.
Over the past four years, Grand Bargain signatories and local and national actors have been developing guidance and promoting discussion to push for greater progress to commitments made, as part of the GB Localization Workstream (GB Workstream 2/GBW2). In its 2020 Workplan, GBW2 seeks to improve funding opportunities for local actors by promoting the greater use of pooled funding tools. Donors and international actors have viewed mobilising and investing in pooled funding mechanisms as a key tool for increasing direct funding opportunities for local actors. More broadly, donors have found that pooled fund offer flexibility and efficiencies within the humanitarian system, and as a result pooled funding models have increased in number, with greater investment from more donors.
Many recently published resources exist that provide learning on a small number of global pooled funds including the CBPF, DREF and the Start Fund. Fewer recent resources exist around other pooled funding mechanisms. To fill this gap, the Grand Bargain Workstream 2 commissioned a desk review, to collect additional learning through interviews and analysis of pooled funding data. The overall objective of this study is to increase the understanding of Grand Bargain signatories of how pooled funds can better support localisation outcomes committed within the Grand Bargain. The review was managed by the Oxfam Empowering Local and National Humanitarian Actors (ELNHA) Program, with oversight and support by the Pooled Funds subgroup of GBW2.
This public webinar is being organised by the GBW2 for the purpose of presenting the main findings and recommendations of the review and to generate discussions and potential actions from GB signatories and stakeholders.
- Mr. Andy Featherstone, co-author of the study, “Enhancing the Potential of pooled Funds for Localisation”
- Ms. Thu Thu Nwe Hlaing, Livelihoods and Food Security Fund, LIFT Myanmar
- Mr. Giorgio Ferrario, IFRC representing National Society Investment Alliance (NSIA) and the Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF)
- TBD, OCHA Pooled Fund Management Branch
Please kindly make reference to the desk review in discussion, Enhancing the Potential of Pooled Funds for Localisation, also attached.
We look forward to your participation. Please feel free to share this invitation with your relevant colleagues, partner organisations and networks.
WS2 subgroup on pooled funds