Presentation on theme: "Group 3 A: Capacity Building - Operational (Technical) Support What capacity is needed to ensure an effective operational response to a humanitarian emergency?"— Presentation transcript:
Group 3 A: Capacity Building - Operational (Technical) Support What capacity is needed to ensure an effective operational response to a humanitarian emergency?
TECHNICAL GUIDANCE: Assessments – Immediate assessments (first 72 hours) – Rapid and sectoral assessment – Continuous data collection (ad hoc) Listing of assessment methodologies How to incorporate all of the data collected Identification of indicators that fit into a multi-sectoral assessment Assessment framework Determine whether there are critical problems that impede access to food Determine what kind of distribution is most effective – cash, income, food... FSC should have an inventory of all of the ongoing assessments
Technical Guidance (continued): – Working with ACAP – Establishment of IPC after Rapid Assessments – Cluster person on the UNDAC teams – Common analysis as opposed to common assessment – Joint Strategic Planning rather than Joint Assessments
Technical Guidance (continued): Promote organizations that have the capacity to take on assessments Creation of capacity within the team to monitor the quality of assessments Program decision tool - Guidance on cash – Decision making and guidance on cash intervention
Technical Guidance (continued): Guidance on preparedness Clear Guidance to be provided regarding sectoral responsibilities as opposed to Global Cluster responsibilities. Contingency Planning – creation of a rapid scale- up/scale-down process What is food security; links to other clusters and technical focal points – Cluster handbook – Redefinition/Ammendment of TORs – more about practice than theory
Technical Guidance (final points): Project cycle: – Baseline information – Assessments Market analysis Programme analysis – Response analysis (which addresses a specific priority setting) – Monitoring – a contextual rather than technical adaptation of monitoring tool
TOOLS: Food Security Cluster Handbook – more practical rather than theoretical – which includes some best practices/lessons learned from previous field experiences during emergency situations. Three very practical tools/targets for improvement include: – Assessments – Response Analysis Decision Tree
TOOLS (continued): Creation of a more decentralized framework for analysis of assessments (CAP/EHAP/ Flash Appeal Proposals) Information management – Registration process to enter the cluster – Accountability of Partners – Accreditation of all implementers – Networking process with: Government Locals Other Cluster Members
Tools (Continued): Monitoring Good project design Need to verify the quality of the tool before implementing it into the training process – so that the credibility of the cluster is not at stake.
TRAINING: 1. Embedded in the project cycle 2. Training should establish: – Technical skills (in assessments, monitoring, protection etc.) – Food Security expertise 3. Coordinator should be trained in both managerial and technical skills 4. Coordinators should be used during specific cycles of the cluster and then graciously make an exit when the cycle terminates.
Training (final points): 5. Training should assist in developing liaison skills with various agents so as to understand their cultural perspectives and be able to develop a common analysis methodology to be applied during assessments. 6. Process Monitoring 7. Impact Assessments 8. Good Project Design 9. Development of standard indicators that fit into common parameters/objectives