HARP -F PARTNER CONSULTATIONS

Sustaining High Quality, Locally-Led Humanitarian Action in Myanmar after HARP-F
11 October - 2 November, 2021

Welcome to HARP-F Partner Consultations: Sonia Zambakides, HARP-F Fund Director and Patrick Aung, Regional Coordinator

DAY 4 of #HARP-Fconsultations: With the current banking crisis in Myanmar, our partners running cash and voucher assistance (CVA) programmes are discussing the need for more flexibility from the donors on grants management, what it would take to deliver cash directly to affected populations, and how to minimize staff risks. They are also looking at how CSO and other community structures successfully implement CVA.

DAY 3 of #HARP-Fconsultations: MEAL is not just a reporting requirement: it is a strategic asset. How can we support our smaller CSO partners in using the data they collect to showcase their lessons and inform their programme? We heard honest feedback from our partners on the challenges of data collection, analysis and use. From reporting template, to coaching to communication - they tell us what is useful, what is missing, and what is still needed to make MEAL a strategic function of their work.

DAY 2 of #HARP-Fconsultations: Our partners discuss the HARP-F grants management system, how it is intended to move away from traditional grants management focusing on compliance & donor requirement. How did we do? Our partners review HARP-F efforts to add value for CSOs, address barriers at inception, delivery and close out of grants; what worked & did not. And how how do we ensure CSO partners have what they need at each phase of grant lifecycle to successfully deliver aid?

DAY 1 of the #HARP-Fconsultations: It is not all about the money, our small CSO partners tell us, as they discuss the support they received from HARP-F on grant management and MEAL. One-on-one support and sector-specific training related to emergency relief are also key to support them in leading the humanitarian response locally.

Over the month of October, we are holding a series of consultations with our local, national and international partners in Myanmar to agree how the humanitarian community in Myanmar can continue to support locally-led crisis activities in the coming years. 

As donors consider their ongoing strategies for Myanmar, we want to work with our partners to ensure that people in the greatest need in Myanmar continue to be served and that humanitarian needs across the country are met. 

Based on our partners' experience we will articulate and disseminate the priorities for continued high quality, locally-led humanitarian action in Myanmar, and explore how these could be provided after HARP-F.  We will then share our partners' recommendations, requests and experience with other humanitarian organisations, donors, philanthropies, think tanks and advocates to inform future humanitarian programming in Myanmar.

Please check the agenda below and register for the various sessions - both public and closed-door. And check this page for updates!

AGENDA 


All times below are in Myanmar Time (MMT)/GMT/British Summer Time (BST). All sessions will have simultaneous interpretation in English and Myanmar language.  Sessions marked with an * are intended for HARP-F partners and other stakeholders and are by invitation only.

 Agenda English version / Myanmar version

Monday 11 October

2.30-4.30PM MMT/8-10AM GMT/9-11AM BST

Closed consultation* with small CSO partners on:

  • Grant  management
  • Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL)

What structures and support required to sustain locally-led humanitarian action in Myanmar?

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Tuesday 12 October

2.30-4.30PM MMT/8-10AM GMT/9-11AM BST

Closed consultation* with large CSO/INGO partners on grant management:

  • Feedback on the support they received from HARP-F on grants management
  • Discussion on  how they can support small CSOs with grants management going forward

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Wednesday 13 October

2.30-4.30PM MMT/8-10AM GMT/9-11AM BST

Closed consultation* with large CSO/INGO partners on MEAL:

  • Feedback on the support they received from HARP-F on MEAL
  • Discussion on  how they can support small CSOs with MEAL going forward

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Thursday 14 October

2.30-4.30PM MMT/8-10AM GMT/9-11AM BST

Closed consultation* on humanitarian CASH programming to support a locally-led humanitarian response

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Monday 25 October

2.30-4.30PM MMT/8-10AM GMT/9-11AM BST

Closed consultation* with small CSO partners on:

  • Organisational Strengthening
  • Representation and Leadership

What structures and support required to sustain locally-led humanitarian action in Myanmar?

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Tuesday 26 October

2.30-4.30PM MMT/8-10AM GMT/9-11AM BST

Closed consultation* with large CSO/INGO partners on how they can support small CSOs with:

  • Organisational strengthening

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Wednesday 27 October

2.30-4.30PM MMT/8-10AM GMT/9-11AM BST

Closed consultation* with large CSO/INGO partners on how they can support small CSOs with:

  • Representation and Leadership

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Thursday 28 October

2.30-4.30PM MMT/8-10AM GMT/9-11AM BST

Closed consultation* on humanitarian WASH programming to support a locally-led humanitarian response

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Tuesday 2 November (Note the clock change!)

3.30-5PM MMT/9-10.30AM GMT

Open session: Webinar – Local and national partners tells us what is required to sustain a locally-led humanitarian response in Myanmar: will you listen, and act?

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