We think that local knowledge should inform global action. We have accrued in-depth knowledge of the Myanmar evolving context, thanks to our knowledge networks; extensive know-how on delivering aid in protracted crisis, through our grantees; and first-hand experience on building the capacity of national and local partners.
We have an ambitious agenda to capture and share this knowledge, and demonstrate that our model of humanitarian programming can shape donors’ response to protracted crisis in Myanmar and elsewhere.
These include research, position papers and evaluations covering topics such as: the COVID-19 response, localisation, nutrition and operations in protracted crisis; lessons learned from operating in protracted crisis; and a podcast sharing the experience of our partners.
We are organising training and webinars on specific aspects of delivering humanitarian aid in a protracted crisis, fireside chats on emerging topics in Myanmar.
Because our work is rooted in an understanding of the local context, and our partners need to be able to adapt quickly to changing circumstances, we set up the Community Analysis Support System (CASS) - in Rakhine. The CASS complements the information we receive from our networks of partners by providing contextual knowledge and analysis in the locations we want to fund programs in for operational partners, HARP-F and donors. This is especially vital in remote management programming contexts to ensure the principle of Do No Harm and conflict sensitivity consideration are taken into account in humanitarian interventions.