Presentation on theme: "Do we need a GN of NGOs? Yes! (as far as participation in the GN does not reduce/affect involvement in the GP/DRR) The GN should build on existing networks."— Presentation transcript:
Do we need a GN of NGOs? Yes! (as far as participation in the GN does not reduce/affect involvement in the GP/DRR) The GN should build on existing networks and focus on what National and Regional Networks cannot provide/achieve by their own means
To provide a platform for NGOs to share experience and dialogue for concerted actions to promote disaster risk reduction, especially at the community level To promote South-South and South-North cooperation among NGOs through information sharing, knowledge exchange and capacity building. To enhance knowledge transfer from local to global levels, and vice versa, in order to build the resilience of communities To encourage an active role by NGOs in mainstreaming disaster risk reduction into pre-disaster developmental and post-disaster recovery programmes To increase the voice of NGO concerns and the visibility of NGOs contribution to the ongoing global effort to reduce disaster risk To facilitate NGOs access to global resources (knowledge, skills, networks, partnerships, funding, etc.) for disaster reduction and related activities Potential Objectives
Lobbying and advocacy – raise critical issues and influence policy at the global level Facilitate learning and knowledge exchange between NGOs (documentation of case studies, good & bad practices) Focus on integrating DRR into development planning processes (capacity building activities, etc.) Potential Activities (i)
Set basic standards/criteria for disaster resilient communities Conducting research on critical issues to influence policy – on an individual NGO basis Potential Activities (ii)
Influencing global policy more effectively Conveying/expressing one voice on critical issues for greater impact Provide significant inputs to the GP/DRR Represent communities and community-based organisations at the global level Learning function for identification of critical issues Linking of NGOs – synergies Added value of the GN
The ISDR secretariat should continue serving as an anchor institution (organise meetings, facilitate a focal point for NGOs, etc. – role to be clearly defined) Role of the ISDR secretariat
Need to ensure a balanced representation (south, north, gender, community representation) Commitment to implementation of HFA, sustaining the GN, etc. Membership Criteria
Should be kept minimal in order to avoid overload Minimum level criteria and standards should be set Specific activities to be defined in order to better assess performance Measure and assess changes to global policy – based on set targets Performance Monitoring
What may be the major focus activities of the Global Network (up to June next year)? What do we want to achieve by June? - A formal launching, separate meeting of all NGOs present, propose next steps (multistakeholders meeting) - Draft statement - agreement on NGO participation in the national platform - from a civil society perspective, make suggestions on priorities. Participate in the online discussion on HFA indicators - Showcase of community practice on CBDRR. Submit to ISDR cases (linked to identified priorities). - Encourage engagement of NGOs in DRR
How do we move forward and advance the development of the Global Network? Outline and document the process - Agreement on basic draft document (ToR), through a consultation process through existing networks and other channels/activities – January 1 - ISDR, UNDP south-south, ProVention Consortium (?) facilitating role – February 28 (semi-final draft 2) - Circulate semi-final draft to the group and get feedback by March 31 - Circulate draft 3 for reading - April 30 - Final draft 3 presented in June 5-7 to be endorsed by the launch
Launching activity - Presence of speaker - Presence of media – press release, short version of the statement - Email consultation? - Oenone and Manu?
Statement - key messages - Sarah to collect inputs for the statement and – January 1 - Prepare draft based on inputs – February 28 - Circulate draft statement – March 31 - Finalize statement – April 30 - Circulate draft statement among NGOs – May 15 - Read statement during the launch – June 4
Recommendations - Global Network of NGOs to be represented in the GP/DRR – representative(s) of the network
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