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Title: Building a Stronger, More Predictable Humanitarian Response System


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Building a Stronger, More Predictable
Humanitarian Response System
The Inter Agency Standing Committee Nutrition
Cluster
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Goals
  • Sufficient humanitarian response capacity and
    enhanced leadership, accountability and
    predictability in 9 gap sectors/areas of
    response
  • Adequate, timely and flexible humanitarian
    financing
  • Improved humanitarian coordination and leadership
  • More effective partnerships between UN and non-UN
    humanitarian actors

3
Predictable Leadership and Response Global
Cluster Leads in Gap Areas
  • Technical areas
  • Nutrition UNICEF
  • Water/Sanitation UNICEF
  • Education UNIICEF
  • Health WHO
  • Shelter (conflict, IDPs) UNHCR
  • Shelter (natural disasters) IFRC Convenor
  • Cross-cutting areas
  • Camp Coordination Mgmt (conflict, IDPs) UNHCR
  • Camp Coord Mgmt (natural disasters) IOM
  • Protection (conflict, IDPs and affected) UNHCR
  • Protection (natural disasters) UNHCR/OHCHR/UNICE
    F
  • Early Recovery UNDP
  • Common service areas
  • Logistics WFP
  • Telecommunications
    OCHA/UNICEF/WFP

4
Predictable Leadership and Response Global
Level What does the Cluster Lead do?
  • Strengthen Preparedness
  • Designating global leads
  • Securing access to technical expertise
  • Stockpiles, surge capacity, rosters,
  • Strengthen Partnerships
  • - Identify partners
  • - Chair with UN, Red Cross/Red Crescent, IOM and
    NGO participation
  • Standards and policy-setting
  • - monitoring
  • - advocacy

5
Field Level Aim Improve Humanitarian Response
Through
  • Identifying Gaps
  • Creating stronger partnerships especially with
    NGOs
  • Improve strategic field level coordination and
    prioritization
  • Strengthen accountability to the Humanitarian
    Coordinator

through Cluster Leads at the Country Level
6
What is the Added Value?
  • The intent
  • Smarter sector coordination and leadership
  • Terms of Reference for cluster leads
  • Technical capacity and stockpiles built at global
    level, especially in gap areas
  • Response is more predictable because who does
    what is pre-defined
  • Real accountability from operational agencies
    More strategic field-level coordination
    prioritization more timely and effective
    response
  • Real partnerships between UN-IOM-Red Cross/Red
    Crescent-NGOs

7
Global Progress
  • Roll-out in 4 countries DRC, Liberia, Uganda,
    Somalia
  • Implementation in new emergencies -- as per
    Sept. 2005 IASC Principals decision Pakistan
    earthquake (Oct. 05) Java earthquake (May 06)
    Ivory Coast crisis Protection only (June 06)
    Lebanon conflict (July 06), Mozambique (07)
  • Global Cluster Appeal launched in March 06 ( 39
    million - 3 million for Nutrition Cluster). Next
    and last appeal April 07
  • Draft inter-agency CA Guidance Note issued (June)
  • On-going IASC self-assessment of CA
    Evaluation mid 2007

8
Global Cluster Members
  • WFP
  • FAO
  • WHO
  • UNHCR
  • UNICEF (lead agency)
  • Standing Committee on Nutrition (SCN)
  • CDC-Atlanta
  • USAID/OFDA
  • Action Contre le Faim (ACF)
  • Concern Worldwide
  • Save the Children UK
  • Save the Children US
  • Oxfam
  • IFRC/ICRC
  • GAIN
  • HKI
  • FANTA Project
  • Valid International
  • International Rescue Committee (IRC)

9
Activities
  • Coordination
  • Capacity Building
  • Tool Development, Assessments, Eligibility
    criteria, Respose
  • Supply

10
More Information
  • IASC Nutrition Cluster Website
  • Bruce Cogill
  • IASC Nutrition Cluster Coordinator
  • bcogill_at_unicef.org
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