Webinar: Field perspectives on multi-year humanitarian funding and planning: In discussion
Development Initiatives and the Norwegian Refugee Council are pleased to invite you to our upcoming webinar, 'Field perspectives on multi-year humanitarian funding and planning: In discussion'.
Multi-year funding provides predictable resourcing that can enable more efficient and effective delivery of assistance to people in need. It is for this reason that one ambition of the Grand Bargain, under its enhanced quality of funding workstream, is to increase collaborative humanitarian multi-year planning and funding. Through data collection at the global level, the Global Humanitarian Assistance Report 2019found that multi-year funding accounted for 37% of donors’ total humanitarian-related contributions, increasing from 33% in 2017; however, reporting on the volumes and impact of this funding at the field level is still incomplete, and is hampered by the lack of a commonly agreed definition of multi-year funding.
In order to support the Grand Bargain workstream on enhanced quality of funding, the Norwegian Refugee Council and Development Initiatives have conducted research in two countries – Lebanon and Jordan – on multi-year humanitarian funding and planning which begins to fill this knowledge gap. We spoke with key donors and implementers in both contexts to explore what multi-year humanitarian funding means in practice, and the benefits and challenges that actors in these countries have encountered.
On 15 January, we’re inviting a select group of experts and study participants to join us for an online webinar where we’ll share and discuss the report’s findings. Our study has emerged from the collective insight of experts in the field and captures sometimes divergent opinions on multi-year funding. This discursive session will be an opportunity to close the feedback loop and bring those views together in one forum. We hope the event will establish a shared understanding, a starting point for future priorities and initiatives to ensure that multi-year funding helps to realise a more effective and efficient humanitarian response.
We hope to have the opportunity to discuss our findings with you at the webinar on 15 January 14.00–15.00 GMT. Please register your attendance in advance.