Focus on the Grand Bargain in final session in humanitarian financing series

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 in their series on humanitarian financing, PHAP and ICVA will host an additional session focusing on this topic on 3 March.

Over the last months, PHAP and ICVA have organized five interactive online sessions, which have dealt with different funding sources available to humanitarian NGOs. The areas covered have ranged from UN humanitarian funding through partnerships with NGOs, to access to pooled funds and direct funding from governmental donors, as well as the growing potential of private funding in financing humanitarian work.

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.

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Learning stream on humanitarian financing

This event will be complementing the five live interactive online learning events in the learning stream on humanitarian financing that ICVA and PHAP have been organizing with the purpose of demystifying the complex humanitarian financing landscape and to provide NGOs and humanitarians with a stronger understanding of the different funding streams.

Upcoming sessions

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