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HPN #84: Survivor- and community-led crisis response: practical experience and learning

nils carstensen
 

Humanitarian Practice Network #84

Survivor- and community-led crisis response: practical experience and learning

 
‘The project succeeded because we worked together in the village. Many other NGO projects have failed – mostly because we were not really involved in the ideas and the plans.’
Palestinian Woman, West Bank
Local2Global's latest paper, published with the Humanitarian Practice Network, distils 10 year's of evidence from working with survivor- and community-led ciris response (sclr) in natural disasters, armed conflict, persistent poverty and social unrest.

The sclr approach offers an opportunity for the humanitarian community to place self-help, people and communities at the heart of their response. It is fast, effective and inclusive, complementing traditional externally-led aid models while challenging them in practice.

Sclr is not a finished product, and this paper takes a critical look at experiences supporting citizen and community-led responses and humanitarian power-sharing in Myanmar, Kenya, Sudan, Palestine, the Philippines and Haiti.

Read the paper here 
http://bit.ly/HPNNPsclr

 


Re: NEW: Group Cash Transfers Guidance and Tools, Report and Tip-sheet

Nils Carstensen
 

Sorry - just ignore my e-mail below it was supposed only to go for an in-house collegue... but obviously hit the wrong button... malish!
nils

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To: community-crisis-response@... <community-crisis-response@...>
Subject: Re: [community-crisis-response] NEW: Group Cash Transfers Guidance and Tools, Report and Tip-sheet
 
... and just adding to your 'burden' - the guidelines on community cash transfers elaborated by Key Aid Consultancy on behalf of a wider subgroup under CaLP - so again another move to promote and 'legitize' a core component in sclr and similair methodologies <=:

CaLP has not released them officially yet - but as far as I know they're all done and dusted in the latest versions (links below)

Greetings
nils

nils carstensen
senior advisor
Local2GlobalProtection & DanChurch Aid
www.local2global.info
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Mb/cell +4529700641


On Fri, Mar 19, 2021 at 9:52 PM Rediet Abebe <rediet@...> wrote:

Dear D group Colleagues,

 

We hope you are well.

 

On September 2020, the Cash Learning Partnership Working Group on Cash Transfers, with support from DanChurchAid and DANIDA commissioned the development of a guidance and tools to standardise the process of designing, implementing and monitoring Group Cash Transfer (GCT) programmes as well as a report and tip sheet to address the opportunities and constraints towards the uptake of GCTs.

 

Key Aid Consulting took on this challenge and used a mixed method approach that utilized a structured desk review, Key Informant interviews, an online survey and gathered expert consensus to complete the final outputs in February 2021.

 

Upon finalization of the work, two consecutive webinars were held on March and March 11.  

 

With this finalization, we would like to share with you:

 

-       The Guidance and tools:

 

-       The Report

 

-       The Tip Sheet

 

-       The Webinar recordings (please note that the content for the two days is similar with the only difference being the panel experts who were involved):

 

o   March 10: https://keyaidconsulting.owncloud.online/s/ig61TfYY2gecWSW

 

§  Q&A report: https://keyaidconsulting.owncloud.online/s/lPPeVRvISh5Egmt

 

o   March 11: https://keyaidconsulting.owncloud.online/s/ZZOsZcKXmypvoqh

 

§  Q&A report: https://keyaidconsulting.owncloud.online/s/XFaprlDq3OJpE9E

 

-       Accompanying podcast:

 

o   English version

 

o   French Version

 

We hope that you will enjoy and learn from it.

 

Best regards,

 

The Key Aid Team. 


Re: NEW: Group Cash Transfers Guidance and Tools, Report and Tip-sheet

Nils Carstensen
 

... and just adding to your 'burden' - the guidelines on community cash transfers elaborated by Key Aid Consultancy on behalf of a wider subgroup under CaLP - so again another move to promote and 'legitize' a core component in sclr and similair methodologies <=:

CaLP has not released them officially yet - but as far as I know they're all done and dusted in the latest versions (links below)

Greetings
nils

nils carstensen
senior advisor
Local2GlobalProtection & DanChurch Aid
www.local2global.info
Off. +4533152800
Mb/cell +4529700641


On Fri, Mar 19, 2021 at 9:52 PM Rediet Abebe <rediet@...> wrote:

Dear D group Colleagues,

 

We hope you are well.

 

On September 2020, the Cash Learning Partnership Working Group on Cash Transfers, with support from DanChurchAid and DANIDA commissioned the development of a guidance and tools to standardise the process of designing, implementing and monitoring Group Cash Transfer (GCT) programmes as well as a report and tip sheet to address the opportunities and constraints towards the uptake of GCTs.

 

Key Aid Consulting took on this challenge and used a mixed method approach that utilized a structured desk review, Key Informant interviews, an online survey and gathered expert consensus to complete the final outputs in February 2021.

 

Upon finalization of the work, two consecutive webinars were held on March and March 11.  

 

With this finalization, we would like to share with you:

 

-       The Guidance and tools:

 

-       The Report

 

-       The Tip Sheet

 

-       The Webinar recordings (please note that the content for the two days is similar with the only difference being the panel experts who were involved):

 

o   March 10: https://keyaidconsulting.owncloud.online/s/ig61TfYY2gecWSW

 

§  Q&A report: https://keyaidconsulting.owncloud.online/s/lPPeVRvISh5Egmt

 

o   March 11: https://keyaidconsulting.owncloud.online/s/ZZOsZcKXmypvoqh

 

§  Q&A report: https://keyaidconsulting.owncloud.online/s/XFaprlDq3OJpE9E

 

-       Accompanying podcast:

 

o   English version

 

o   French Version

 

We hope that you will enjoy and learn from it.

 

Best regards,

 

The Key Aid Team. 


Re: NEW: Group Cash Transfers Guidance and Tools, Report and Tip-sheet

Nanette Antequisa
 

Dear Rediet,

Thanks much for the info.

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On Fri, Mar 19, 2021 at 9:52 PM Rediet Abebe <rediet@...> wrote:

Dear D group Colleagues,

 

We hope you are well.

 

On September 2020, the Cash Learning Partnership Working Group on Cash Transfers, with support from DanChurchAid and DANIDA commissioned the development of a guidance and tools to standardise the process of designing, implementing and monitoring Group Cash Transfer (GCT) programmes as well as a report and tip sheet to address the opportunities and constraints towards the uptake of GCTs.

 

Key Aid Consulting took on this challenge and used a mixed method approach that utilized a structured desk review, Key Informant interviews, an online survey and gathered expert consensus to complete the final outputs in February 2021.

 

Upon finalization of the work, two consecutive webinars were held on March and March 11.  

 

With this finalization, we would like to share with you:

 

-       The Guidance and tools:

 

-       The Report

 

-       The Tip Sheet

 

-       The Webinar recordings (please note that the content for the two days is similar with the only difference being the panel experts who were involved):

 

o   March 10: https://keyaidconsulting.owncloud.online/s/ig61TfYY2gecWSW

 

§  Q&A report: https://keyaidconsulting.owncloud.online/s/lPPeVRvISh5Egmt

 

o   March 11: https://keyaidconsulting.owncloud.online/s/ZZOsZcKXmypvoqh

 

§  Q&A report: https://keyaidconsulting.owncloud.online/s/XFaprlDq3OJpE9E

 

-       Accompanying podcast:

 

o   English version

 

o   French Version

 

We hope that you will enjoy and learn from it.

 

Best regards,

 

The Key Aid Team. 


NEW: Group Cash Transfers Guidance and Tools, Report and Tip-sheet

Rediet Abebe
 

Dear D group Colleagues,

 

We hope you are well.

 

On September 2020, the Cash Learning Partnership Working Group on Cash Transfers, with support from DanChurchAid and DANIDA commissioned the development of a guidance and tools to standardise the process of designing, implementing and monitoring Group Cash Transfer (GCT) programmes as well as a report and tip sheet to address the opportunities and constraints towards the uptake of GCTs.

 

Key Aid Consulting took on this challenge and used a mixed method approach that utilized a structured desk review, Key Informant interviews, an online survey and gathered expert consensus to complete the final outputs in February 2021.

 

Upon finalization of the work, two consecutive webinars were held on March and March 11.  

 

With this finalization, we would like to share with you:

 

-       The Guidance and tools:

 

-       The Report

 

-       The Tip Sheet

 

-       The Webinar recordings (please note that the content for the two days is similar with the only difference being the panel experts who were involved):

 

o   March 10: https://keyaidconsulting.owncloud.online/s/ig61TfYY2gecWSW

 

§  Q&A report: https://keyaidconsulting.owncloud.online/s/lPPeVRvISh5Egmt

 

o   March 11: https://keyaidconsulting.owncloud.online/s/ZZOsZcKXmypvoqh

 

§  Q&A report: https://keyaidconsulting.owncloud.online/s/XFaprlDq3OJpE9E

 

-       Accompanying podcast:

 

o   English version

 

o   French Version

 

We hope that you will enjoy and learn from it.

 

Best regards,

 

The Key Aid Team. 


Re: Message Approval Needed - abdelhadi@cfta-ps.org posted to community-crisis-response@dgroups.io

Saskia Harmsen
 

Dear all,

Especially DCA and Key Aid Consulting colleagues,

The below webinar sounds hugely interesting and very relevant for us all to learn more about!

In case I cannot stay for the entire webinar, will they be recorded so they can be shared with colleagues afterwards?  That would be very valuable to me, Oxfam colleagues and partners!

Many thanks for your continued leadership on this approach, and sharing your learnings practically through the development of this guidance and tools.

Yours kindly, saskia

 

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Subject: [community-crisis-response] Webinar: Group Cash Transfers (GCTs) - Design, Implementation and Monitoring

Dear D-Group colleagues,

Key Aid Consulting<https://www.keyaidconsulting.com/> is pleased to invite you to the presentation of a DanChurchAid<https://www.danchurchaid.org/> (DCA)<https://www.danchurchaid.org/> commissioned guidance and tools to standardise the process of designing, implementing and monitoring Group Cash Transfer (GCT) programmes.

Background:

Cash and Voucher Assistance (CVA) have received much attention over the last 10 years as a means of providing targeted assistance to individuals and households. However, little attention has been paid to localisation and the scalable use of Group Cash Transfers (GCTs) to enable community-led responses to disasters led by affected populations themselves.

With this realisation, DanChurchAid (DCA) commissioned the development of guidance and tools to standardise the process of designing, implementing and monitoring GCT programmes as well as a report and tip sheet to address the opportunities and constraints towards the uptake of GCTs.

With the finalisation of the guidance and tools, Key Aid Consulting invites you to participate in one of our webinars where we will be presenting these. Furthermore, a small panel of local actors with experience in GCTs will discuss some of their experiences, challenges and recommendations on the way forward for GCTs, which is a unique opportunity to understand the approach and how to incorporate it in your work.

The webinar is for actors engaged in both humanitarian and development programming including local and national actors, international NGOs and UN agencies as well as donors. You do not need to have CVA experience to benefit from the discussions.
Please Join us in for one of the following slots:

Wednesday, 10 March 2021: 10:00 am EST / 16:00 CET / 15:00 GMT / 18:00 EAT: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_8oXzX9jtQyWM4DlrJ-x0hw
Thursday, 11 March 2021: 14:30 India Standard Time / 16:00 IndoChina Time/ 09:00 am GMT: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_bINVa_uOS1KXnX6cwVrIYA

Invitation poster can be found here: https://keyaidconsulting.owncloud.online/s/ucJNKQkdEk54hoc
Rediet Abebe Kabeta

Key Aid Consulting

Humanitarian consultants
Cash & markets, evaluation and learning lab

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Reminder Webinar: Group Cash Transfers (GCTs) - Design, Implementation and Monitoring

Rediet Abebe
 

Dear D-Group colleagues, 
 
Key Aid Consulting would like to remind you on our invitation on the presentation of a DanChurchAid (DCA) commissioned guidance and tools to standardise the process of designing, implementing and monitoring Group Cash Transfer (GCT) programmes.
 
Background:
 
Cash and Voucher Assistance (CVA) have received much attention over the last 10 years as a means of providing targeted assistance to individuals and households. However, little attention has been paid to localisation and the scalable use of Group Cash Transfers (GCTs) to enable community-led responses to disasters led by affected populations themselves.
 
With this realisation, DanChurchAid (DCA) commissioned the development of guidance and tools to standardise the process of designing, implementing and monitoring GCT programmes as well as a report and tip sheet to address the opportunities and constraints towards the uptake of GCTs.
 
With the finalisation of the guidance and tools, Key Aid Consulting invites you to participate in one of our webinars where we will be presenting these. Furthermore, a small panel of local actors with experience in GCTs will discuss some of their experiences, challenges and recommendations on the way forward for GCTs, which is a unique opportunity to understand the approach and how to incorporate it in your work.
 
The webinar is for actors engaged in both humanitarian and development programming including local and national actors, international NGOs and UN agencies as well as donors. You do not need to have CVA experience to benefit from the discussions.
 
Please Join us in for one of the following slot: 
Thursday, 11 March 2021: 14:30 India Standard Time / 16:00 IndoChina Time/ 09:00 am GMT: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_bINVa_uOS1KXnX6cwVrIYA
 
Best regards,
 
Rediet Abebe Kabeta
 
Key Aid Consulting
 
Humanitarian consultants 
Cash & markets, evaluation and learning lab
 
rediet@...
Cell: +33766578774
Skype: redietabebe2
http://www.keyaidconsulting.com


Re: Webinar: Group Cash Transfers (GCTs) - Design, Implementation and Monitoring

Rediet Abebe
 

Dear D group colleagues, 

Please ignore the previous email and attachments as they are first drafts that were shared in error. The final versions will be shared after the webinars.

Best regards,

On Thu, 25 Feb 2021 at 15:28, Rediet Abebe via dgroups.io <rediet=keyaidconsulting.com@...> wrote:
Dear Eva, 

Many thanks for confirming your attendance. 

My colleague Maja Tonning had informed me that she had requested that you participate as a panelist for the webinar on Wednesday, 10 March 2021: 18:00 EAT. 

Is this something that you would be interested in doing? This would entail choosing from the report below 1-2 recommendations you believe to be relevant for your work (recommendations you are already applying or that you struggle with) - in consideration of a 5 - 10 minute presentation window.

Please Kindly let us know if you would be willing to participate as one of our panelists and I will get back to you with more information. 

Best regards,

On Wed, 24 Feb 2021 at 20:17, Darare Gonche <sgdarare@...> wrote:
Dear Redient,
Thanks for the invitation. i will be available.

Darare

On Tue, Feb 23, 2021 at 1:38 PM <rediet@...> wrote:
Dear D-Group colleagues, 

Key Aid Consulting is pleased to invite you to the presentation of a DanChurchAid (DCA) commissioned guidance and tools to standardise the process of designing, implementing and monitoring Group Cash Transfer (GCT) programmes.

Background:

Cash and Voucher Assistance (CVA) have received much attention over the last 10 years as a means of providing targeted assistance to individuals and households. However, little attention has been paid to localisation and the scalable use of Group Cash Transfers (GCTs) to enable community-led responses to disasters led by affected populations themselves.

With this realisation, DanChurchAid (DCA) commissioned the development of guidance and tools to standardise the process of designing, implementing and monitoring GCT programmes as well as a report and tip sheet to address the opportunities and constraints towards the uptake of GCTs.

With the finalisation of the guidance and tools, Key Aid Consulting invites you to participate in one of our webinars where we will be presenting these. Furthermore, a small panel of local actors with experience in GCTs will discuss some of their experiences, challenges and recommendations on the way forward for GCTs, which is a unique opportunity to understand the approach and how to incorporate it in your work.

The webinar is for actors engaged in both humanitarian and development programming including local and national actors, international NGOs and UN agencies as well as donors. You do not need to have CVA experience to benefit from the discussions.

Please Join us in for one of the following slots:

Wednesday, 10 March 2021: 10:00 am EST / 16:00  CET / 15:00 GMT / 18:00 EAT: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_8oXzX9jtQyWM4DlrJ-x0hw

Thursday, 11 March 2021: 14:30 India Standard Time / 16:00 IndoChina Time/ 09:00 am GMT: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_bINVa_uOS1KXnX6cwVrIYA

Invitation poster can be found here: https://keyaidconsulting.owncloud.online/s/ucJNKQkdEk54hoc

Rediet Abebe Kabeta

Key Aid Consulting

Humanitarian consultants 
Cash & markets, evaluation and learning lab
 
Cell: +33766578774
Skype: redietabebe2



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Rediet Abebe Kabeta

Key Aid Consulting

Humanitarian consultants 
Cash & markets, evaluation and learning lab

Cell: +33766578774
Skype: redietabebe2




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Rediet Abebe Kabeta

Key Aid Consulting

Humanitarian consultants 
Cash & markets, evaluation and learning lab

Cell: +33766578774
Skype: redietabebe2



Re: Webinar: Group Cash Transfers (GCTs) - Design, Implementation and Monitoring

Darare Gonche
 

Dear Redient,
Thanks for the invitation. i will be available.

Darare


On Tue, Feb 23, 2021 at 1:38 PM <rediet@...> wrote:
Dear D-Group colleagues, 

Key Aid Consulting is pleased to invite you to the presentation of a DanChurchAid (DCA) commissioned guidance and tools to standardise the process of designing, implementing and monitoring Group Cash Transfer (GCT) programmes.

Background:

Cash and Voucher Assistance (CVA) have received much attention over the last 10 years as a means of providing targeted assistance to individuals and households. However, little attention has been paid to localisation and the scalable use of Group Cash Transfers (GCTs) to enable community-led responses to disasters led by affected populations themselves.

With this realisation, DanChurchAid (DCA) commissioned the development of guidance and tools to standardise the process of designing, implementing and monitoring GCT programmes as well as a report and tip sheet to address the opportunities and constraints towards the uptake of GCTs.

With the finalisation of the guidance and tools, Key Aid Consulting invites you to participate in one of our webinars where we will be presenting these. Furthermore, a small panel of local actors with experience in GCTs will discuss some of their experiences, challenges and recommendations on the way forward for GCTs, which is a unique opportunity to understand the approach and how to incorporate it in your work.

The webinar is for actors engaged in both humanitarian and development programming including local and national actors, international NGOs and UN agencies as well as donors. You do not need to have CVA experience to benefit from the discussions.

Please Join us in for one of the following slots:

Wednesday, 10 March 2021: 10:00 am EST / 16:00  CET / 15:00 GMT / 18:00 EAT: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_8oXzX9jtQyWM4DlrJ-x0hw

Thursday, 11 March 2021: 14:30 India Standard Time / 16:00 IndoChina Time/ 09:00 am GMT: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_bINVa_uOS1KXnX6cwVrIYA

Invitation poster can be found here: https://keyaidconsulting.owncloud.online/s/ucJNKQkdEk54hoc

Rediet Abebe Kabeta

Key Aid Consulting

Humanitarian consultants 
Cash & markets, evaluation and learning lab
 
Cell: +33766578774
Skype: redietabebe2


Webinar: Group Cash Transfers (GCTs) - Design, Implementation and Monitoring

Rediet Abebe
 

Dear D-Group colleagues, 

Key Aid Consulting is pleased to invite you to the presentation of a DanChurchAid (DCA) commissioned guidance and tools to standardise the process of designing, implementing and monitoring Group Cash Transfer (GCT) programmes.

Background:

Cash and Voucher Assistance (CVA) have received much attention over the last 10 years as a means of providing targeted assistance to individuals and households. However, little attention has been paid to localisation and the scalable use of Group Cash Transfers (GCTs) to enable community-led responses to disasters led by affected populations themselves.

With this realisation, DanChurchAid (DCA) commissioned the development of guidance and tools to standardise the process of designing, implementing and monitoring GCT programmes as well as a report and tip sheet to address the opportunities and constraints towards the uptake of GCTs.

With the finalisation of the guidance and tools, Key Aid Consulting invites you to participate in one of our webinars where we will be presenting these. Furthermore, a small panel of local actors with experience in GCTs will discuss some of their experiences, challenges and recommendations on the way forward for GCTs, which is a unique opportunity to understand the approach and how to incorporate it in your work.

The webinar is for actors engaged in both humanitarian and development programming including local and national actors, international NGOs and UN agencies as well as donors. You do not need to have CVA experience to benefit from the discussions.

Please Join us in for one of the following slots:

Wednesday, 10 March 2021: 10:00 am EST / 16:00  CET / 15:00 GMT / 18:00 EAT: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_8oXzX9jtQyWM4DlrJ-x0hw

Thursday, 11 March 2021: 14:30 India Standard Time / 16:00 IndoChina Time/ 09:00 am GMT: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_bINVa_uOS1KXnX6cwVrIYA

Invitation poster can be found here: https://keyaidconsulting.owncloud.online/s/ucJNKQkdEk54hoc

Rediet Abebe Kabeta

Key Aid Consulting

Humanitarian consultants 
Cash & markets, evaluation and learning lab
 
Cell: +33766578774
Skype: redietabebe2


Initial Findings on Emergent Agency in a time of Covid – launch webinar and briefing November 12

nils carstensen
 

Hi all,
Please find more on this interesting initiative and webinar from the good folks associated with Oxfam’s “Poverty to Power” blog and “Emergent Agency in a Time of Covid” - coming up this Thursday (November 12) at 12.00 (UK):

Initial Findings on Emergent Agency in a time of Covid – launch webinar and briefing 

https://oxfamblogs.org/fp2p/emergent-agency-in-a-time-of-covid-launch-webinar-and-briefing/

Greetings
nils


Online survey on cash grants for groups / community cash

majatonning@...
 

Dear Colleagues,

 

Please help us with your inputs in developing guidance and tools for cash grants for groups/collective action/community cash*!

(* We have not yet completely defined the terminology, hence including both group grants – collective action grants – community cash grants here.)

 

 

 

For this purpose, we have developed a short online survey (10-15 minutes), which we hope you are willing to answer. The survey can be accessed here (until 25th of November 2020): https://ee.humanitarianresponse.info/x/wm5MnR75

The survey is available in both English and French (chose language at the top).

 

As you are probably aware, Key Aid Consulting has been commissioned to lead a study to collect evidence and learnings on cash grants to groups / community cash grants as a response modality. The data we are collecting will feed into the development of guidelines and tools on group cash grants to be part of the CVA toolbox.

 

Regardless of your experience with group or community cash grants, we are now looking for wider inputs from the CVA community, localisation actors and others on how to shape the guidelines including inputs on challenges and barriers you might be (or expect to be) facing in designing and implementing group cash grants.

 

Please feel free to share this message wider with your colleagues!

 

 

Sincerely,

Maja and Rediet

 

Maja Tønning

Key Aid Consulting

Humanitarian consultants 

Cash & markets, evaluation and learning lab

 

maja@...

Cell: +33 671 908 404

Skype: maja.tonning

http://www.keyaidconsulting.com

 
 
 


INVITATION: Survivor and Community-Led Response workshop with VOICE

Nils Carstensen
 

Dear all,
Very happy to share with you the invitation to join an online workshop on survivor and community crisis response in collaboration between VOICE, ACT EU, L2GP and Oxfam. The event takes place online November 25 at 9.30 - 11.00 (CEST).

Please see attached and below for details and registration - and please do feel free to circulate this invitation further.
Greetings
nils

 

Subject: INVITATION TO CIRCULATE: Survivor and Community-Led Response workshop with VOICE
Importance: High

 

 

Dear all,

 

Here is the invitation and registration link to the workshop on Survivor and Community-led Response. Please circulate this widely within your organisations and networks – open both to those interested in the topic related to humanitarian and development:

 

https://voiceeu.org/activities/workshop-a-learning-exchange-approaches-for-supporting-survivor-and-community-led-response and attached.

 

Do let me know if you need any clarification or a template email to do so – happy to provide where saves time.

 

Regards,

 

Ruth Watson

Humanitarian Policy & Practice Officer

 

 


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Seeking experts: Community cash grants

majatonning@...
 

Dear Community of Practice,

It's me again - with a request on Community Cash Grants :) 


Key Aid Consulting is currently conducting a study on Community Cash Grants to
 feed into the development of guidelines and tools on community and group cash grants to be part of the technical toolbox for cash and voucher assistance.

(For the purposes of this study, the understanding of community cash grants is as grants that are distributed either to entire communities (e.g. in more rural settings) or to CBOs or smaller self-help groups to support projects that benefit a wider community rather than individuals or individual households. This also includes emergency community grants that are intended to provide relief. Loans/microcredit are not considered to be a part of this.) 

 

In order to realize the above-stated aims, we are using a survey based on the Delphi technique to validate practices and findings. We are aiming to include inputs from an expert group of humanitarian practitioners engaged in different sectors with experience using Community Cash Grants. This will be done through a medium of an ODK questionnaire that will be deployed in 2 rounds to the expert group to create consensus.

 

To this end, if you or any other humanitarian practitioner in your network has experience with community cash grants and is willing to take part in the Delphi process as part of an expert group, please reach out to us in either of the following email addresses below.

 

Contact: maja@...

            : rediet@...


Sincerely, 
Maja 

 


Last of 8 short videos detailing local responses to Covid-19 in Marsabit, Kenya

nils carstensen
 

Dear all,
Pleased to announce the latest video on responses to Covid-19 from Marsabit, Kenya. This is the last of a series of shorts videos on the impact of Covid-19 and how communities, CBOs, NGOs and local authorities have responded to the challenges and threats posed by the pandemic. This segment focus on the work done by two local NGO’s - Iremo and CIFA - both based in Marsabit. The video was produced by Mamo Guyo and Darare Gonche for Iremo in October 2020. See the video here.


You can find links to all 8 videos from Marsabit at L2GP’s website - look for item #10 here.


Greetings
nils


nils carstensen
Local to Global Protection
E-mail: nic@...





Local responses: Now mapping tool and call for articles/contributions from ODI HPG

nils carstensen
 

Hi all - hope you are doing well! 
Sorry for possible x-mailing today, but please do see attached paper announcing ODI’s forthcoming Humanitarian Exchange (79) on Localisation and local humanitarian action: Call for expressions of interest. This may be a good opportunity to have your experience and reflections on localisation, locally led responses be heard.  See more including contact info for ODI in the attached. Deadline for suggestions is November 9.

Also just announced by ODI is a new mapping tool (see link below) for local responses to Covid-19. Please read below how Alexandra Spence at ODI invites you to explore it - and not least to submit your examples.

If that may sparkle your interest, several efforts shared by members of this d-group already features in the mapping. The first one out there who shares an e-mail with 5 examples of this, will be the lucky winner of a full year's free subscription to L2GP’s e-mail list <=:

All the best
nils

COPIED FROM ODI:
"Today, we’re pleased to announce the launch of the mapping tool that documents the role of local actors in the context of Covid-19.

 

Covid-19 has caused a substantial shock across the humanitarian sector. Travel restrictions mean that international initiatives and staff cannot be deployed, which has renewed focus on the role of local actors. 

 

The mapping tool collates evidence of local forms of humanitarian action across the world. It documents changes in commitments and practice at different levels, and how complementary ways of working contribute to humanitarian outcomes during the pandemic. 

 

Explore the mapping tool to see how change is happening. Discover examples of local humanitarian action, local leadership, as well as complementarity and partnerships between international and local actors.

 

You can continue to contribute to the mapping tool by submitting evidence from your organisation or your work by completing this form

 

Kind regards,
Alexandra


Alexandra Spencer
Research Officer


Community radio and education during Covid-19 in Marsabit, Kenya

nils carstensen
 

Community radio and education during Covid-19 in Marsabit, Kenya

This video from Kenyan NGO Iremo describes the work of a local community radio during Covid-19. Marsabit county in Kenya is among other home to a large community of pastoralist women, men, girls and boys. For many of them FM radio is an essential way of getting information as their ability to benefit from TV and internet hosted information is quite restricted.

When Covid-19 reached Marsabit in March 2020, the local Catholic radio station, Radio Jangwani, took up the challenge to keep the areas population informed about Covid-19 in a language and manner, which was suitable to their realities, knowledge and ways of living. An essential part of Radio Janwani’s outreach has been hosting a radio school, where volunteer teachers have worked hard to offer education to all the schoolchildren kept at home during the pandemic.

 

The video was produced by Mamo Guyo and Darare Gonche for Iremo during September/October 2020. See the video here:

Link:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1TzCdwhJFOqNc75MA2OYGxIAC2jLNxKy9/view


nils carstensen
Local to Global Protection
E-mail: nic@...


New Video from Marsabit, Kenya: Water crisis during Covid-19

nils carstensen
 

Dear all,

Darare Gonche of Iremo has just shared this new video about Covid-19 and a worsening water shortage in Marsabit county in Kenya. The video - Marsabit’s water crisis during Covid-19 - is produced by Mamo Guyo for Iremo during September/October 2020. See the video here:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1u1sYQAjCYYsfcqkyQvy8vdYc44DeziXu/view?usp=sharing

 In addition to the video, Iremo shares this background information on covid-19 and water shortage in Marsabit:

During this time of Covid-19, the risks people of Marsabit are exposed to by inadequate water supply are even greater than usual. Due to scarcity of this precious commodity, as well as the inability of many to afford it, residents are unable to follow the guidelines on frequent hand-washing and general hygiene. The video looks at the impact and risks of insufficient water supply during the pandemic in a situation, where the water demand is 20 times higher than the supply. The video also explains about some of the efforts communities and local authorities are taking to preserve the little water they have.

Some parts of Marsabit town have been without water for days as distribution stations meant to help thousands run dry. This makes frequent hand washing and general hygiene for a successful fight against the coronavirus pandemic a challenge. The Haro Bota dam, which particularly the poor depend on, has dried up and now one 20 liter jerrican of water from commercial vendors cost kshs.40 to 50 (around usd 0.5).

The water situation is not only affecting the domestic space but also the cultural practices around religion. Mosques are turning away worshippers due to insufficient water.

Water demand in town is around 4,000 cubic meters per day but the supply capacity is a meagre 200 cubic meters. Previous attempts by the government to address this chronic water crisis in the county evaporated in a massive looting of funds (intended to build a new dam) 13 years ago.

 Currently, the government is constructing the Bakuli 4 dam and some smaller pans in different locations to address the current water crisis in Marsabit Town of Saku Sub County. The other 3 sub counties have areas, which will face similar challenges if the expected short rains fail.

 With the covid-19 still spreading, there is a greater need than ever for water and for the citizens of Marsabit solving the decade long water crisis is more urgent than ever.

  

Greetings
nils

nils carstensen
Local to Global Protection
E-mail: nic@...





Community cash grants - development of technical guidance for cash actors

majatonning@...
 

Dear community crisis response group,

 

Are you someone who has experience delivering cash grants to communities or groups, (rather than or alongside individual and household cash grants)?

 

Key Aid Consulting, represented by Maja Tonning and Rediet Abebe, has been commissioned to lead a study to collect evidence and learnings on community cash grants as a response modality. This will feed into the development of guidelines and tools on community and group cash grants to be part of the CVA toolbox. A working group established under CaLP, consisting of members from DCA, NRC, Oxfam, Action Aid and Women’s Refugee Commission, is supporting this. We are also linked up to local to global and the development on survivor and community led response (sclr). 

 

The team at Key Aid Consulting is collecting secondary literature (all from project documents to academic papers to guidelines) and will be conducting key informant interviews with professionals who might be able to contribute to the topic of community and group cash grants in relation to their/their agency’s respective engagements.

 

It is important to note that we are not looking for community-based approaches to targeting household cash grants, but rather projects and experience with distributing cash to communities or groups for their control and use on identified priority needs.

 

Please get in touch if you think that you have something relevant to share, either for a literature review or potentially as a key informant. You can respond directly to our emails,  maja@... and rediet@....

 

 

Do you know of others who have experience with community or group grants? If so, please forward this email to them.

 

If you are very interested in community and group cash grants but do not have experience or relevant information to share right now, keep an eye out for our further requests for inputs on this.

 

 

We look forward to hearing from you.

 

 

Sincerely,

Rediet and Maja

 

Key Aid Consulting

Humanitarian consultants 

Cash & markets, evaluation and learning lab

http://www.keyaidconsulting.com

 


How Covid 19 impacts on immunisation of children in Marsabit, Kenya - video resource

nils carstensen
 

Hello everyone - Darare Gonche greeting you from Marsabit county in Kenya


Please find here the link to a short documentary video on how Covid 19 has impacted on the immunization of children in Marsabit county and how different actors responded to the challenges raised. The video is produced by Mamo Guyo for Iremo - see it here:


Background information on reduction of Immunization in Marsabit County as late August, 2020


The spread of the Coronavirus pandemic is contributing to a dramatic fall in the numbers of life-saving child vaccinations in Marsabit. In turn, this could lead to a spike in deaths from illnesses that could have easily been prevented.

In March, the president declared Covid-19 a national emergency. But the repercussions of Covid-19 go far beyond the disease itself. So for instance, since the national emergency was called, childhood vaccinations have significantly dropped for all age groups particularly in Marsabit County according to the Director of Family Health in Marsabit, Bokayo Arero.

The stay-at-home orders made the parents fearful of exposing their children to covid-19, and this then played a major role in the reduction in vaccinations all across the county. Since March, community health outreach has been disrupted and data from the Department of Health show drastically reduced numbers of vaccinations. Indicators show that in January 2020, 845 immunizations were recorded, 446 in February, 923 in March and then dropped to 660 in April - overall  a sharp decrease was noted across Marsabit county.

With the low numbers of immunizations since March in Marsabit, Covid-19 is not the only thing that children and their families have to worry about. The pandemic has affected immunization services in this vast and remote county where the health system is already very weak. The Kenya Red Cross warns of a critical child vaccination disruption during the covid-19 pandemic. As a result, the Kenya Red Cross in partnership with the Marsabit county government is recruiting 300 community health volunteers to help embark on community-level awareness and routine vaccinations.

The video is produced by Mamo Guyo for Iremo and in collaboration with Christian Aid/Kenya and L2GP - again here is the link:


Iremo, Marsabit, Kenya, September 3, 2020




Forwarded by:
nils carstensen
Local to Global Protection
E-mail: nic@...




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