POST – WHS NGO DISCUSSION: ICVA MEETING SUMMARY HELD ON 13th June, 2016
– James Schell, Program Coordinator, ICVA
Below is a summary of key discussion points from POST- WHS NGO DISCUSSION: ICVA MEETING Summary held on 13th June, 2016.
Update from last week’s IASC Principals meeting
– Highlighted a productive Principals meeting – acknowledging that: business as usual cannot continue; the impetus to for the IASC to be more inclusive, strategic and closer to field realities; the necessity to find better ways of collaborating in different protracted crises; the need to better unpack and collaborate on the humanitarian and development nexus;
Update of the Grand Bargain
– A total of 51 commitments in 10 key work streams were presented in the final GB document. One of the key ingredients for successes of the grand bargain was peer pressure from the many actors; and the incentive to have a concrete outcome.
– Next steps remain currently uncertain, with regards to what and how GB will be implemented and monitored. Who would it sit with? How would the 10 work streams be taken forward? Which commitments require collective action.
For more information updates on summary of key discussion are available through below link:
5.3 POST WHS NGO DISCUSSION ICVA MEETING SUMMARY
INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL OF VOLUNTARY AGENCIES (ICVA) UPDATES
High Level Roundtable on Financing: Over 30 speakers spoke on financing, an issue that EC VP Kristalina Georgieva is the world’s “most important solvable problem.” Highlights:
- The World Bank will launch a “global response platform” in September at the UNGA.
- Germany committed another $10 million to CERF. Sweden committed to at least 30% of its funding to the UN as flexible core contributions.
- Canada committed $125 million over 5 years for a social safety net program responding to the El Nino-related effects of drought. Norway is giving an additional $10 million to “Education Cannot Wait.”
- The ruler of Perak noted partnerships with the World Bank, NRC, and the OIC on islamic social financing.
- The World Economic Forum will partner with companies and NGOs (like IRC, Mercy Corps) to shape principles for public-private cooperation.
- The Netherlands will drop narrative reporting requirements.
- MasterCard will lead a global initiative on data and identity.
- CIVICUS will work with smaller NGOs to build their capacity and support an “expert group” to build a “more compressive financing tracker.” World Vision will empower its national affiliates to reallocate relief response. The CEO of CAFOD noted commitments related to the Charter 4 Change. WFP, UNICEF and UNHCR said they would make 25% of their program expenditures directly to first responders and scale up cash.
- Sweden committed to a 15% target for Country-Based Pooled Funds.
- IRC will make 25% of all its work cash-based by 2020 (up from 6% today). The Groupe Speciale Mobile Associate will offer its expertise on mobile cash.
Dr. Faizal Perdaus represented ICVA, delivering a well-received statement committing our support for follow-up of Less Paper More Aid, UN partnership agreements, and other work through the IASC.
For more information updates from ICVA is available through below links:
CHANGING DYNAMICS OF HUMANITARIAN FINANCING IN INDIA : A DISCUSSION PAPER
This Discussion Paper has been prepared by a consortium of humanitarian assistance agencies in India to present a case for review of the decision by a few donors to discontinue support to India because of the apparent perception that India does not require overseas development assistance. It also reflects the commitment of humanitarian agencies to ensure that the Vision of “Zero Tolerance to Avoidable Deaths in Disasters” professed by the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) of Government
of India is honoured in letter and spirit.
For detailed version, please follow below link;
Indian Humanitarian Paper 230516