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The Emergency Capacity Building (ECB) Project How the ECB project has built capacity across the Humanitarian Sector London, 10 July 2013 www. ecbproject. org
ECB Learning Event - Agenda July 2013 Session 1 10. 00 10. 30 11. 00 12. 00 Welcome and introductions Background to the ECB Project How do you build capacity? How do you measure it? Q&A 12. 30 lunch Session 2 13. 30 14. 30 15. 45 16. 00 What we know about collaboration NGOs traditionally compete for funds – what happens when they joint fundraise? Wrap up Close There will be tea/coffee breaks as well during the sessions!
What is the Emergency Capacity Building (ECB) Project? Disasters and emergencies are increasing in frequency and severity, threatening lives and livelihoods across the world, and endangering years of investment in development and poverty reduction. To tackle this challenge, six global humanitarian agencies CARE, Catholic Relief Services (CRS), Mercy Corps, Oxfam, Save the Children and World Vision, started working together in 2005 to improve the ability of the humanitarian community to save lives, improve the welfare, and protect the rights of people in emergency situations. Joint initiatives are coordinated under these cross-cutting themes: 1. National Staff Development - ww. ecbproject. org/staffcapacity 2. Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) - www. ecbproject. org/riskreduction 3. Accountability - www. ecbproject. org/accountability
The ECB Project operates at three levels of the humanitarian system: 1. In the field Activities in ECB consortia countries include accountability training, coordinated / joint needs assessments (JNAs), management and leadership development programs, and joint evaluations. www. ecbproject. org/in-the-field 2. Across global organizations Each ECB agency reviews their capacity for emergency preparedness and response by utilizing ECB Project assessment tools and methods. www. ecbproject. org/ecb-project-ngos 3. Through sector partnerships Many wider processes of reform and change are underway in the humanitarian sector. Through strategic partnerships, the ECB Project is supporting the testing and refinement of sector-wide approaches and standards in the field. www. ecbproject. org/partners
Technical advisors and field teams work together to develop resources, pilot joint programs, and strengthen staff skills under the project themes The ECB Project agencies are working toward a sustainable, long-term process of capacity building. In order to deliver the shared goals: • Multi-agency technical teams work together to create practical resources, training materials, and new program approaches. • Humanitarian personnel, technical specialists, and senior management provide training to improve the leadership and core skills of agency staff to be able to effectively respond to emergencies. • Five ECB Field Consortia learn, develop and test resources and training programs together, and share new knowledge and best practices with partners, government representatives, and other NGOs.
ECB Project Consortia Countries ECB Consortia are located in Bangladesh, Bolivia, the Horn of Africa, Indonesia, and Niger. The five ECB Consortia are comprised of some or all of the six ECB agencies, in partnership with other NGOs, local partners, communities, UN institutions, government representatives, and academics. Each consortium develops joint activities and tests ECB project tools and approaches to improve national and field level emergency preparedness and response. Some examples of these activities include: • Support the development and field testing of practical tools and guidelines. • Develop core humanitarian skills and leadership competencies of existing staff at the country level • Deliver accountability training and share learning from field programs. • Coordinate and support joint needs assessments and joint evaluations. • Work with national governments and UN institutions to support disaster policies and programs. • Arrange cross-consortia learning visits to exchange program and collaboration learning. www. ecbproject. org/in-the-field
Download ECB guides, training materials and reports All ECB resources and tools can be downloaded for free from the ECB Project website: Resources in English: www. ecbproject. org/resources Ressources en français: www. ecbproject. org/ressourcesfrancais Recursos en español: www. ecbproject. org/recursosespanol
Contact: Global coordination offices are located in the United States of America and the United Kingdom. Please email us: [email protected] org Full site in English: www. ecbproject. org Le site en français: www. ecbproject. org/accueil El sitio web en español: www. ecbproject. org/inicio The ECB Project receives generous funding support from: Photograph credits: Front cover © Dan Chung, Oxfam GB/International, Bangladesh 2009 © Oxfam GB, Mozambique, 2008, women carrying water buckets © Oxfam GB, Field testing the EFSL 48 -hour assessment tool in Indonesia, 2012.
ECB Phase II Goal Improved speed, quality, and effectiveness of the humanitarian community to save lives, improve the welfare, and protect the rights of people in emergency situations.
Objectives 1. Improve field-level capacity to prepare for and respond to emergencies in disaster prone countries. 2. Increase the speed, quality, and effectiveness of emergency preparedness and response mechanisms within and across IWG agencies. 3. Contribute to improving the sector’s emergency preparedness and response through collective dialogue, knowledge sharing, learning, and collaborative work with other partners and organizations.
Result: 1. 2 By 2013, at least 70% of consortium member organisations in all 5 consortia will have demonstrated that they are using practical tools to meet sector standards and organisational standards in accountability, especially in relation to beneficiaries. 70% (baseline 35%) of participating organisations include accountability in performance management of staff. 84% - Target Met 70% (baseline 28%) of participating organisations systematically use formal, appropriate and robust complaints/feedback mechanisms. 77% - Target Met 80% (baseline 68%) of participating organisations are systematically transparent with beneficiaries. 93% - Target Met 70% (baseline 36%) of participating organisations demonstrate systematic participation of the affected population. 83% - Target Met 80% (baseline 45%) of participating organisations demonstrate systematic design, monitoring and evaluations for each response. 88% - Target Met
Main data source A Triangulation methods B Annual Reports (12): • CEPs • APIPs • SESP Report against individual indicators specified by plan-holders Results Statements (20) C In-depth ‘Calibration’ Capacity Assessments Facilitated, participatory exercises to calibrate findings Annual Self-Assessments • Consortia • Agencies Mix of quantitative and qualitative responses to questionnaire Plausible assertion D E Objective Reports (3): • Ob 1 • Ob 2 • Ob 3 Report against selected, common indicators endorsed by Adviser Groups Objectives (3) F Evaluations (Joint/Individual): TORs for all evaluations in consortia countries includes ECB specific questions Plausible assertion G H Project Report Project Goal Sector-wide evaluations and Performance Reviews e. g. ALNAP, HAP, ISDR Simulations: Each consortia holds annual simulation if no response in that year