Learning Stream on Humanitarian Financing: Grand Bargain and its impact for NGOs

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Throughout the PHAP’s and ICVA’s series on humanitarian financing, speakers have referred to a process that promises to significantly reshape humanitarian funding – the “Grand Bargain”. The Grand Bargain – a package of commitments to improve humanitarian financing following ten work streams – was launched at the World Humanitarian Summit (WHS) and aims to reduce the humanitarian funding gap and improve funding processes. Given the interest expressed in this topic by participants in previous sessions, PHAP and ICVA will host an additional session focusing on this topic on 3 March.

In this additional session of the learning stream on humanitarian financing, participants will be provided with an overview of the Grand Bargain origins and processes, and its current potential and impact for NGOs, with a particular focus on the willingness to increase support to local and national responders, allow harmonized and simplified reporting, and improve the humanitarian-development nexus.

Learning objectives

  • Understanding of the origins, and familiarity with the main processes and actors involved in the Grand Bargain
  • Awareness of the challenges for both donors and NGOs to increase multi-year planning and funding
  • Familiarity with the current trends and emerging policies regarding the harmonization and simplification of reporting for NGOs
  • Awareness of current discussions relating to the humanitarian-development nexus and its implications for humanitarian planning and funding

Event time

Friday, 3 March 2017

New York: 04:30 - 06:00
London: 08:30 - 11:00
Geneva: 10:30 - 12:00
Amman: 11:30 - 13:00
Nairobi: 12:30 - 14:00
Bangkok: 16:30 - 18:00
Manila: 17:30 - 19:00

To see when the live session will take place in your time zone, click here.

Target audience and event access

The stream specifically targets NGO staff, including field, policy and HQ staff, but all live sessions are open to anyone interested in improving their understanding of humanitarian financing. In order to join the event, please register in advance at phap.org/3mar2017/register

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Angharad Laing

Executive Director, PHAP

Melissa Pitotti

Head of Policy, ICVA


Learning stream on humanitarian financing

This event will be an additional session to the five live interactive online learning events that ICVA and PHAP have organized in the learning stream on humanitarian financing with the purpose of providing NGOs and humanitarian workers with a stronger understanding of the humanitarian financing system.

March 3rd, 2017 9:30 AM   through   12:00 PM

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