What We Know About Collaboration: The ECB country consortium experience | Management

Please download to get full document.

View again

of 28
All materials on our website are shared by users. If you have any questions about copyright issues, please report us to resolve them. We are always happy to assist you.
Information Report
Category:

Others

Published:

Views: 5 | Pages: 28

Extension: PDF | Download: 0

Share
Related documents
Description
What We Know About Collaboration: the ECB Country Consortium Experience outlines how organizations can work better together. It can be used as a reference for developing a consortium or for strengthening an existing collaboration among emergency response agencies and other key partners. The resource is designed for staff involved in humanitarian and emergency work, and other stakeholders including UN and government representatives, local partners, communities and academia. The resource was developed in collaboration with the ECB Project community and other organizations.
Transcript
    What We Know About Collaboration: the ECB Country Consortium Experience Emergency Capacity Building: The 10. Key Factors for Success   www.ecbproject.org/consortium/learning    What We Know About Collaboration: The ECB Country Consortium Experience 2 What We Know About Collaboration: the ECB Country Consortium Experience Table of contents  Acknowledgements & Abbreviations ..........................................................................................................3 Introduction: Purpose and Structure of this Resource ...............................................................................4 Table A: A Summary of the Key Factors, Tools and Examples…………………………………………………………………5  Part I. Benefits of Collaboration ..................................................................................................................6 Part II. A Summary of the 10. Key Factors for Success ...............................................................................8 1. Defining common aims and objectives .................................................................................. 10 2. Ensuring effective leadership ................................................................................................. 12 3. Ensuring alignment ................................................................................................................ 13 4. Demonstrating visible support and reliable commitment ..................................................... 14 5. Prioritizing staff time to facilitate and support the process .................................................. 14 6. Ensuring transparent, effective communication ................................................................... 16 7. Clarifying roles and responsibilities ....................................................................................... 18 8. Funding the process ............................................................................................................... 18 9. Finding common approaches ................................................................................................. 20 10. Managing crisis within the consortium ................................................................................. 21 Concluding note ....................................................................................................................................... 22 Appendix 1. Toolboxes 1- 12……………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 23-26 Appendix 2. ECB Themes and Tools for Country Consortium-Building: A Quick Review ........................ 27 1. Staff Capacity ......................................................................................................................... 27 2. Accountability and Impact Measurement (AIM) ................................................................... 28 3. Disaster Risk Reduction .......................................................................................................... 28 Visit: www.ecbproject.org/consortium/learning  What We Know About Collaboration: The ECB Country Consortium Experience 3 Acknowledgements Many thanks to Jeff Klenk for his tremendous work gathering case studies and analysing ECB tools from across the project to develop the first version of this resource. Special thanks to Andrea Stewart for coordinating, editing and contributing extensively to this resource. Thanks also to David Hockaday, Kwame Boate and Nita Hassan of the ECB Global Project Team; Angela Rouse of CARE, Bill Canny, LeAnn Hager, and Yenni Suryani of CRS; Catherine Gould, Roger Quiroga and Ingrid Terrazas of Oxfam; Mohammad Harun or Rashid of Save the Children; Keith Buck and Wynn Flaten of World Vision; and Michael Bowers and Richard Jacquot of Mercy Corps for taking time from their busy schedules to respond to questions and inform this effort. Without their willingness to share learning and detailed examples, this resource could not have materialized. Thanks also to those who reviewed the document in draft form and provided their feedback: Massimo Nicoletti Altimari; John Ambler; Sveinn Benediktsson; Robert Francis Garcia; Hauke Hoops; Gerry McCarthy; Marten Mylius; Ingrid   Terrazas; Wahyu Widayanto;   Mohammad Harun or Rashid, Elizabeth Willmott-Harrop; Linda Poteat; Keith Buck; Laure Anquez; David Hockaday; Katy Love; Andy Johnson, and Driss Moumane. This report is funded by the Directorate General for Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection (ECHO). Abbreviations  ACAPS Assessment Caacities Proect AIM Accountabilit and Imact Measurement CALP Cash Learnin Partnershi CBHA Consortium of British Humanitarian Aencies CDA Collaborative Learnin Proect CCA Climate Chane Adatation CEP Consortium Enaement Plan CSAS Consortium Self-Assessment Surve CVA Caacit and Vulnerabilit Analsis DREP Disaster Resonse Enaement Protocols DRR Disaster Risk Reduction ELRHA Enhancin Learnin and Research for Humanitarian Assistance ECB Proect Emerenc Caacit Buildin Proect HSDP Humanitarian Staff Develoment Proect IAWG Inter-Aenc Workin Grou on Disaster Prearedness JNA Joint Needs Assessment MOU Memorandum of Understandin NARRI National Alliance for Risk Reduction and Resonse Initiatives NGO Non-Governmental Oranization WASH Water, Sanitation and Hygiene  What We Know About Collaboration: The ECB Country Consortium Experience 4 Introduction: Purpose and Structure of this Resource The Emergency Capacity Building (ECB) Project is a global humanitarian initiative led by six international agencies working through ECB country-level consortia in Bangladesh, Bolivia, Indonesia, Niger, and the Horn of Africa. 1  Since 2005, the ECB Project community has been working to improve the speed, quality and effectiveness of emergency preparedness and response in the humanitarian community by building capacity at the field, organizational and global humanitarian sector levels. The key principles of collaboration, partnership and non-duplication provide a framework for participating agencies to work together towards improved response. The ECB Project has a rich history of collaboration and learning both at the global and field levels. Project communities of practice are developing many practical tools, reports, and case studies. This joint work is based on three inter-related themes that agency members identified as common challenges amongst all partners. These themes are: Accountability and Impact Measurement (AIM), Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Climate Change Adaptation (CCA), and National Staff Capacity Building. The ECB Project is a collaboration initiative which is part of the broader humanitarian sector; the participating agencies are committed to coordinating their efforts with other stakeholders at the national, regional and local levels  –  especially with disaster-affected communities. Project teams are working together to develop a cyclical process of experiential learning: ‘ action, reflection, and learning ’,  with an aspiration that this cycle is owned by the participating agencies and communicate with the wider sector to improve our ability to respond to emergencies. This country consortium learning is aimed at humanitarian and emergency staff working for non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and other organizations. It could be used as a reference tool for developing a country consortium or strengthening an existing collaboration among emergency response agencies and wider stakeholders, including local government and local communities in your country. It summarizes the key factors that ECB Project stakeholders identified to help you successfully consider working with a consortium in your country. It also provides a select number of tools and approaches to assist you with developing momentum with your joint activities. Members of the ECB country-level consortia also share some of the key lessons they are learning about building capacity together. While much of the country level learning focuses on a purely humanitarian capacity building consortium and the benefits and challenges related to joint activities, many of the situations and approaches described could be applied to any multi-agency consortium.   This resource is structured as follows: Table A: A Summary of the Learning: A quick reference chart of the Key Factors for Success  Part I: The Benefits of Collaboration offers clear answers to the qu estion ‘ Why should we work together? ’   Part II: The 10. Key Factors for Success  identifies ten key factors you can consider when trying to build a country-level consortium of NGOs. It also recommends capacity building tools available from the ECB project that may be adapted to suit your partnership and capacity building goals.  Appendix 1: Toolbox 1-12: The tools referred to in the 10. key factors for success.   Appendix 2: ECB Themes and Tools for Country Consortium-Building: A Quick Review  . The section offers a quick review of the ECB tools organized by three core themes  –  accountability, DRR and CCA, and national staff development. Please email us your questions about this resource or any other ECB Project-related issues at info@ecbproject.org.  We wish you the best of luck in your collaboration efforts. 1  Each consortium is made up of some or all of the six global ECB agencies: CARE International, Catholic Relief Services (CRS), Mercy Corps, Oxfam, Save the Children and World Vision, who, in partnership with other NGOs, UN institutions, local partners, communities, and government actors, are committed to working together to improve their national and field level emergency preparedness and response capabilities and practices. To find out more about our ECB country-level consortia, visit: www.ecbproject.org/ECBconsortia 
Recommended
View more...
We Need Your Support
Thank you for visiting our website and your interest in our free products and services. We are nonprofit website to share and download documents. To the running of this website, we need your help to support us.

Thanks to everyone for your continued support.

No, Thanks