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.
You can read more about the event and register at https://phap.org/3mar2017
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.
- 3 March 2017: Grand Bargain and its impact for NGOs
Recordings of past sessions
- 15 September 2016: Humanitarian financing – realities and emerging trends for NGOs
- 12 October 2016: UN humanitarian funding – demystifying NGO access
- 10 November 2016: Pooled funding – how can NGOs engage?
- 6 December 2016: Bilateral funding – trends, challenges and opportunities for NGOs
- 27 January 2017: Private funding – a growing source for NGOs?