A decade of collaborative capacity building in emergencies: what have we learnt?

27 June 2014 11:30 - 13:00 (GMT+01 (BST))
Public event
Streamed live online

Chair:

Wendy Fenton – Coordinator, Humanitarian Practice Network

Speakers:

Jock Baker - author of Network Paper 78: Humanitarian capacity-building and collaboration: lessons from the Emergency Capacity Building Project and former Accountability and Impact Measurement Adviser for CARE International during the ECB project

David Hockaday - Transition Manager, Start Network

Harun-or-Rashid - Climate Change Coordinator, CARE Bangladesh

Graham Mackay - Deputy Humanitarian Director, Oxfam GB

Description

With an ever-increasing number of disasters, more severe and complex than before, the global humanitarian system’s capacity to respond has been stretched to the limit. Yet NGOs are increasingly forced to compete over limited resources – rather than collaborate and share information and learning.

The Emergency Capacity Building (ECB) project was initiated in 2003 to help address these challenges and help build capacity at a local level through collaboration.

Did it work? What were some of the challenges, surprises and lessons from the project? What is the future of humanitarian capacity building? Join us on 27 June to hear about and discuss the practicalities of working in partnership to build capacity in emergencies.

The event will launch a Network Paper: Humanitarian capacity-building and collaboration: lessons from the Emergency Capacity Building Project.

Agenda