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1 Managing multi-stakeholder partnership for collective impact for disaster recovery and rehabilitation United Way of India

2 Learners will be able to understand role of their UW chapter as a catalyst and leader in Collective Community Impact through public-private partnerships and engagement of key community stakeholders Learners will be able to encourage Corporate Partners to become community change agents which goes beyond providing mere financial support for the project Learners will be able to understand the nuances of high impact Community Impact strategies in times of crisis in any community 2 Objectives of this Presentation:

3 Natural disasters occurring around the world and in India with increasing ferocity and frequency Increasing security concerns due to threats of man-made disasters - terror strikes, communal violence, etc. As a developing country, the impact of disasters on India’s GDP is estimated to range from 1.5% to a staggering 12% of the GDP 3 Disasters in India: Cause for Concern According to BMTPC- GOI; India is one of the most disaster prone countries in the world: Over 65% land area vulnerable to earthquakes; 70% of land under cultivation prone to drought; 40 million hectares to floods; 8,000 km coastline to cyclones. Source: Building Materials & Technology Promotion Council (BMTPC), Ministry of Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation, GOI.

4 4 Maps showing India’s Vulnerability to certain major natural disasters: Earthquake Hazard MapClimatic Disasters Hazard Map

5 5 Disaster response efforts in the past: by United Way network in India

6 IncidenceYearLead United WayFunds Raised Cyclone Phailin 2013UW Hyderabad, UW India $ 66,666 Uttarakhand Floods 2013 UW Network in India (UWI and all 7 chapters) $ 1,095,000 Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh Floods 2009 UW Mumbai $ 70,303 UW Bengaluru $ 2,167 UW Hyderabad $ 3,333 Mumbai Terror attacks 2008UW Mumbai $ 134,817 Bihar Floods 2008 UW Mumbai $ 450,000 UW Delhi $ 41,667 Mumbai Floods 2005UW Mumbai $166,667 Tsunami in South India 2004UW Mumbai $1,958,333 UW Baroda $10,000 Gujarat Earthquake 2001UW Baroda $ 500,000 TOTAL$4,498,952 6

7 Resource Mobilization Identification of NGO Partners Volunteer management Coordination with government and NGOs Need Assessment Identification of programs for support Project monitoring Support to: –Immediate Relief Interventions –Mid-Term Relief Interventions –Long-Term Rehabilitation 7 Broad Areas of UW’s Interventions:

8 8 United Way of India’s Disaster Response Interventions in response to The Himalayan Tsunami in the State of Uttarakhand (North India Flash Floods) June A Case Study

9 Table of Contents: Impact of the Himalayan Tsunami in North India Role of United Way Disaster Response Fund- India Key Strategies Adopted for Disaster Response Various Partnerships Formed By United Way Disaster Response Fund- India UWI’s Interventions Phase- I : Immediate Relief UWI’s Interventions Phase- II: Mid-Term Relief Proposed Interventions for Phase III: Long Term rehabilitation Salient Features of UWI’s Approach: Collective Community Impact 9 Case Study of United Way of India’s Response to the North India Flash Floods (June 2013) Case Study of United Way of India’s Response to the North India Flash Floods- 2013

10 10 Devastating Impact of the Himalayan Tsunami: Uttarakhand, a state in the northern part of India is the most important Hindu pilgrimage site and receives large number of pilgrims during the months of June and July every year On 16 th June, 2013, the state was hit by flash floods followed by very heavy rainfall for over two weeks Widespread devastation and unprecedented loss of lives and livestock Significant damages to public infrastructures, private and public properties Case Study of United Way of India’s Response to the North India Flash Floods- 2013

11 11 Devastating Impact of the Himalayan Tsunami: Over 150,000 pilgrims were stranded with no access to transport, food, water, shelter, etc. Death toll -over 10,000 human lives Over 5,000 people were injured Estimated loss to Uttarakhand state -Rs. 3,000 crores (US$ 500 million)- the development of the state was considered to be pushed back by three years Case Study of United Way of India’s Response to the North India Flash Floods- 2013

12 United Way Disaster Response Fund- India created by United Way of India Role of United Way Disaster response Fund- India  Resource mobilization (Financial, In-Kind, Volunteers, etc.)  Identification of credible NGO partners for on-ground implementation - (NGOs with well-established track record in disaster relief and rehabilitation)  Coordination between NGO partners, volunteer agencies and local government agencies  Facilitation and monitoring of rehabilitation programs, management of fund disbursement  Regular reports on progress in relief and rehabilitation to apprise all the partners/ donors  Ensuring a comprehensive approach towards relief/ rehabilitation Case Study of United Way of India’s Response to the North India Flash Floods- 2013

13 Managing Multi-Stakeholder partnerships for: –Thorough need assessment of the affected communities including consultations with the government, local organizations and community conversations with local community. –Ensuring coordination between NGO partners, volunteer agencies and local government agencies for a comprehensive approach towards primary relief and long term rehabilitation. –To compliment efforts of each of the organisations involved and avoid duplication of efforts in the communities –Channelizing college students and community youth in constructive rehabilitation activities- taking ownership of your community redevelopment. Now also a Student United Ways program. –continued 13 Key Strategies Adopted for Disaster Response: Case Study of United Way of India’s Response to the North India Flash Floods- 2013

14 Mobilizing and channelizing of financial donations, in-kind donations and volunteers Facilitation and monitoring of relief and rehabilitation programs and efficient management of fund utilization. Tracking the progress of the response interventions and reporting to the donors. This includes keeping the local Government and government agencies apprised of the progress. 14 Key Strategies Adopted for Disaster Response: continued Case Study of United Way of India’s Response to the North India Flash Floods- 2013

15 15 Various Partnerships Formed By United Way Disaster Response Fund- India Case Study of United Way of India’s Response to the North India Flash Floods- 2013

16 35 Corporates (Indian Companies and Multi-National Companies) extended financial supported in response to the appeal from United Way of India Over 4,000 individual donors contributed to the United Way Disaster Response Fund (India) UWI raised over $ 1 Million towards its disaster response interventions in North India Few corporate partners encouraged their employees to give in-kind donations: Four Large consignments of relief material were transported to the disaster affected state A multi-national transportation company provided offered its services at no cost to UWI for transporting the relief material collected by UWI’s partners from various parts of India 16 Corporate Donors and Individual Donors: Case Study of United Way of India’s Response to the North India Flash Floods- 2013

17 NGO Partners : Organization Flood Interventions Supported by UWI Pragya: working in the Himalayan region for past two decades for development of vulnerable communities and sensitive ecosystems. Immediate relief and Community Building (long-term rehabilitation) Hope Foundation: Work with children, education, health, youth empowerment and disaster relief Immediate relief and Community Building (long-term rehabilitation) AmeriCares India Foundation: Provide medical aid, set up medical camps for underprivileged and disaster affected communities Medical relief Goonj: An NGO that facilitates in-kind donation of clothes, food and other household amenities for underprivileged communities and disaster affected. Distribution of basic amenities for living Habitat for Humanity: providing housing related support for underprivileged and disaster affected communities. Temporary shelters to be followed by permanent shelters Case Study of United Way of India’s Response to the North India Flash Floods- 2013

18 NGO Partners : OrganizationFlood Interventions Save The Children (India): working with children in difficult situations including that of war, disasters, etc. Immediate relief and support to the children and communities affected with special focus on child friendly relief services such as psycho- social and educational support Pratham: working for universalization of primary education and eradication of child labour Community based interventions for continuing school education and for prevention of child trafficking and child labour Pahal Institute For Community Empowerment & Micro Finance: working in Uttarakhand for addressing social welfare, Sustainable Development, Environment Protection, Micro Financing, Capacity Building of women, etc. Immediate relief services and community re- building (long-term rehabilitation) Himalayan Institute Hospital Trust: A university located in Dehradun catering to education, research, vocational training and community health. Medical relief and Community Re-building (long-term rehabilitation) Sahil India: An NGO working with the trained mountaineers for disaster response and environmental conservation Immediate Relief to difficult to access villages Case Study of United Way of India’s Response to the North India Flash Floods- 2013

19 UWI strategically positioned one of the very few organizations working on resource mobilization Core Team member of Uttarakhand Inter Agency Group UWI actively participated in the response coordination efforts by lead by Sphere India, United Nations Disaster Management Team Active participation in the periodical coordination meetings organized by the respective District Disaster Management departments and the State Disaster management Departments of Uttarakhand state government Consultation with Public Health Officials, Education Officials and the respective District Magistrates of the disaster affected districts 19 Government Partnerships: Case Study of United Way of India’s Response to the North India Flash Floods- 2013

20 UWI’s Interventions: Phase- I Immediate relief services to provide basic life-saving support:  For areas/ villages that are difficult to access,- supporting a team of mountaineers and porters, who manually carry relief materials to affected families. (Partner: Sahil India)  Financial support for transportation of relief material and distribution of the same among the affected populations of Uttarakhand. (Partner: Goonj)  Transportation of large consignments of in kind support donated by employees of corporate partners from various Indian cities to base camps of NGO partners in Uttarakhand. (Partners: Goonj, Pahal) Case Study of United Way of India’s Response to the North India Flash Floods- 2013

21 UWI’s Interventions: Phase- II Mid-Term relief support:  Critical health care services: Distribution of 2,500 specially designed 'Family Health Kits' and Hygiene Kits to protect the population during the continued monsoon season from water and vector borne diseases Distribution of 2000 Child Care Kits and 2000 Mother Care Kits to address the acute need of quality nutrition in women, especially expectant mothers, and in children Distribution of 1000 Winter Kits to the affected families to provide protection from the extreme weather conditions in the region Supported over 300 Medical Camps with Post traumatic psycho –social support Case Study of United Way of India’s Response to the North India Flash Floods- 2013

22 UWI’s Interventions: Phase- II  Support for Safe Drinking Water and Sanitation Services:  Supported installation of water storage tanks with water filters in 40 villages  Supported installation of pre-fabricated toilets in 40 villages Case Study of United Way of India’s Response to the North India Flash Floods- 2013

23 UWI’s Interventions: Phase- II Mid-Term relief support:  Support for Emergency/ Temporary Shelter Assistance: Over 100 affected families provided emergency and temporary shelters (Partner: Habitat for Humanity) Case Study of United Way of India’s Response to the North India Flash Floods- 2013

24 UWI’s Interventions: Phase- II Mid-Term relief support:  Citizen Assistance Helpline Services: Creation of a Helpline Service, local youth volunteers trained to assist people to avail benefits of newly introduced schemes and existing Acts and Regulations. (Partner: Pragya) Case Study of United Way of India’s Response to the North India Flash Floods- 2013

25 UWI’s Interventions: Phase- II Mid-Term relief support:  Child Protection and Education Programs: Provision of innovative educational material kits to the schools in affected regions Supported school based and village level sessions for child rights protection Case Study of United Way of India’s Response to the North India Flash Floods- 2013

26 UWI’s Interventions: Phase- II Mid-Term relief support:  Full-time residential shelter to cater to the most vulnerable children: Support displaced parents who are unable to take full care of their children, ensure children continue their schooling. (Partner: Pratham) Case Study of United Way of India’s Response to the North India Flash Floods- 2013

27 UWI is closely working with the government agencies and different NGO partners for creating a comprehensive project for rebuilding the community on following lines: - Infrastructural development ( Construction of fully damaged schools, retrofitting partially damaged schools, etc.) -Support interventions for improving quality of education -Support school based interventions to provide quality health care and preventive health care to the children -Support to interventions for promotion of livelihood services for the affected communities 27 Phase III Interventions: Long Term rehabilitation Case Study of United Way of India’s Response to the North India Flash Floods- 2013

28 All the interventions have been conducted based on thorough need assessment through a combination of the following methods: –Community conversations –Needs assessment visits to the villages –Consultations with the NGO partners and the relevant government agencies UWI has been working to address wide range of needs of the community by partnering with different NGO partners who have different set of expertise Thus, such collaborative initiatives ensure collective strategies for addressing larger interest of the community 28 Salient Features of UWI’s Approach: Collective Community Impact Case Study of United Way of India’s Response to the North India Flash Floods- 2013

29 Active community participation in all the interventions to ensure community ownership Collaborations with the relevant government agencies to avoid duplication of work 29 Salient Features of UWI’s Approach: Collective Community Impact A villager helping to carry the water tank for installation in his village UWI handing over the health kits to the State Health Minister Case Study of United Way of India’s Response to the North India Flash Floods- 2013

30 30 Committed towards making India a Safer and Better place to live in!


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