While the Coronavirus pandemic means that the Co-convenors of the workstream 3 (Increase the use and coordination of cash-based programming) are unable to hold the annual Grand Bargain cash workstream workshop in person this year, they are still keen to keep up the momentum and harness all the great work the Signatories have been doing to deliver in our shared commitment to increase the use and coordination of humanitarian cash assistance.
The Operational Policy and Advocacy Group (OPAG) of the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) held the sixth session of its third regular meeting on 19 June 2020. The primary objectives of this session was to (i) follow up on the previous discussion around how best to leverage new opportunities created in light of the pandemic to speed up localization efforts; and (ii) discuss the shared responsibility around duty of care for all humanitarian workers, including national staff, particularly from a prevention vantage point.
The third OPAG session will focus on “stepping up efforts around localization in light of COVID” with the objective to understand how best to leverage new opportunities created in light of the pandemic to speed up localization efforts and how the humanitarian community can adapt its delivery modalities, not only in response to COVID-19, but in all contexts with existing commitments on localization of aid, strengthening partnerships, and operating effectively in an environment impacted by the pandemic.
This document contains the presentation slides used during the IASC briefing on the Joint System-wide Operational Guidance on Data Responsibility and challenges during the COVID-19 response that took place on 22 May 2020. The briefing provided an overview of p
Mr. Mark Lowcock, the Emergency Relief Coordinator (ERC) and Chair of the IASC, convened an ad hoc IASC Principals meeting to discuss the COVID-19 response, including an update on resource mobilization for the Global Humanitarian Response Plan (GHRP) and its upcoming revision, the health situation, a proposed collective service for risk communication and community engagement and an update from the World Bank on the Pandemic Trust Fund and debt relief.
Mr. Mark Lowcock, the Emergency Relief Coordinator (ERC) and Chair of the IASC, convened an ad hoc IASC Principals meeting to discuss the COVID-19 response, including an update on the health situation, resource mobilization, and efforts to strengthen logistics, medevac and duty of care.